Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Wisconsin

Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'?

We examine a statement, often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail, that the founders were "ordinary people."   Also: Our 'High Five' of most-clicked items from June.

Our June High Five: Readers ran to Walker items

Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin state budget

Here's how statements about the proposed state budget have fared on our Truth-O-Meter.   Also: Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' arena slogan

Examining Scott Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' slogan

The governor says losing the Milwaukee Bucks would be more expensive to taxpayers than helping to build the team a new arena. What is behind the numbers?   Also: Factchecking the state budget.

No, really -- it's True

They're relatively rare. But the statements we rate True are an interesting lot. Here are 10 of them.

The High Five: Heavily tilted to False

False, False, False, Pants on Fire. May 2015 was kind of a rough month for some folks on PolitiFact Wisconsin's Truth-O-Meter.

In Context: Comparing school funding cuts to child rape

Wisconsin state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, drew outrage from Republican colleagues with her remarks during a hearing on school funding.    Plus: The final tally on Scott Walker's 250,000 jobs promise

Final Scott Walker jobs tally shows 250,000 first-term promise far from met

Final numbers for 2014 show Scott Walker fell short on his promise of 250,000 new private-sector jobs in his first term.  

Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold, The Rematch

If the 2016 U.S. Senate rematch mimics the 2010 race, it will be a no-holds-barred affair. Plus: An accounting of Scott Walker's travels

Home and away: An accounting of Scott Walker's travels

Gov. Scott Walker’s travels as a 2016 contender for the White House raise a legitimate question: How much time is he in Wisconsin? Plus: Ron Johnson vs. Russ Feingold, The Rematch

Video: Review of fact checks on Scott Walker, other presidential contenders

A look at some recent fact checks.

Fact checking the state budget

The calendar change to May means state budget decisions will dominate the political headlines in the weeks ahead. A look back at factchecks on key topics.

April High Five: Scott Walker's $1 sweater and other campaign claims

Favorites from the month come from Gov. Scott Walker on the national campaign trail.

Crime and punishment on the Truth-O-Meter

As officials and the general public react to the wave of homicides in Milwaukee and controversies over police-community relations, a look at crime-related fact checks.

What makes America "exceptional?"

As they crisscross the country, the Republican candidates for president agree that America is an "exceptional" nation. But they don't always concur on why.