The most recent articles on PolitiFact Wisconsin

Rating Scott Walker promises on transportation

We rate the status of three Walker campaign pledges, one on toll roads and two on the state Transportation Fund. 

In Context: Ron Johnson comparing the 2016 elections to 9/11

Fleshing out the Wisconsin Republican senator's comments about Flight 93.

Our April High Five includes (surprise!) an election flavor

April was such a busy month when it came to politics (Wisconsin’s  April 5 primary was just the start) that it took us some extra time to sort through our most-clicked items for the month.

What have Milwaukee's mayor and county executive promised you?

We're asking your help to track promises made by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele during their 2016 re-election campaigns.

In Context: Scott Walker, Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre

Fleshing out comments made by the Republican governor, which drew criticism from Democrats, in which he compared political attacks on himself to someone attacking the two Green Bay Packers quarterbacks.

March High Five: Our most-clicked items for the month

As the Wisconsin primary approached, PolitiFact Wisconsin readers dialed up candidates records.  

Fact-checking the Wisconsin Supreme Court race

Claims have been made about the backgrounds of Justice Rebecca Bradley and her challenger, state Court of Appeals Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg.   Plus: Claims we have rated in the Milwaukee County executive's race   And: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders, Kasich, Cruz and Trump, and our article: Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls

Claims we've rated in the Milwaukee County executive race

Incumbent Chris Abele faces state Sen. Chris Larson in the race for Milwaukee County executive.

Fact checking a Donald Trump appearance in Milwaukee

The GOP front runner made several claims that have, in one way or another, been evaluated by PolitiFact.  Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders, Kasich and Cruz; Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion; and Trump: Low on the Truth-O-Meter, high in the polls

Donald Trump: Why so low on the meter, so high in the polls?

Teasing out how the Republican presidential front runner scores so poorly on our Truth-O-Meter but does so well with GOP voters.   Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Trump, Clinton, Sanders, Kasich and Cruz; and Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion. 

Fact checking a Ted Cruz campaign appearance in Milwaukee

The Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate made several claims during a town hall meeting that have been previously evaluated by PolitiFact.    Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders and Kasich; and Trump's comments on punishing women who have an abortion.

In Context: Transcript of Donald Trump on punishing women for abortion

We flesh out what the Republican presidential front runner told MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a town hall meeting in Green Bay.  Plus: The Final Five on the Truth-O-Meter; and closer looks at visits by Clinton, Sanders and Kasich

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.   Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Fact checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich made claims about his general election electability while seeking support ahead of Wisconsin's presidential primary.    The Final Five: Kasich, Cruz, Trump, Clinton and Sanders on the Truth-O-Meter Bernie Sanders: Fact checking his Madison speech  

Fact checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders repeated several claims we've checked previously in taking his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to Madison, Wis. The Final Five: Checking the five remaining presidential candidates on what they're likely to say while campaigning in Wisconsin.