Richmond-Times Dispatch political reporter
Wes Hester is the Main Street reporter on the Richmond Times-Dispatch political team.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Wes Hester
"If you look at the benefits and wages of recorded federal employees, they far outstrip the market rates of the private sector."
Recent stories from Wes HesterOf debt, taxes and time travel
Scott’s argument ignores a few details that drove up debt like, say, two wars overseas and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression which resulted in stimulus spending that the congressman supported. One year later: Some truths, some half-truths
One year after President Obama signed the health care law, we examine some of the truths and half-truths.One year later: the falsehoods continue
We review 10 big distortions on the health care law's one-year anniversary.Fact-checking the federal budget fight
A deadline looms for the federal budget on Friday, with even more deadlines to come.Top 5 falsehoods about the Bush tax cuts
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.
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