The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car. All over the map.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation. As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 3:08 p.m.
From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 2:14 p.m.
Obama on Ryan, Obama on manufacturing jobs. Johnson on Obama. Duffy, Kind, Baldwin and Walker on Obama. With Barack Obama visiting Wisconsin, we look at how he's fared on our Truth-O-Meter.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.
A judge has thrown out Milwaukee's residency rule, which for 75 years required city employees to live within the city limits. That renewed debate about claims on the merits of the rule. Should public employees be able to live where they want? Should they be required to live and pay taxes in the city that employs them? A roundup of our past ratings on the issue.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, January 29th, 2014 at 11:58 a.m.
In his State of the State speech, Gov. Scott Walker revised some of the claims he made in the past that had been rated on the Truth-O-Meter. We review what he said then and what he's saying now.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, January 27th, 2014 at 11:33 a.m.
With the 2014 elections approaching fast, Republican Gov. Scott Walker rolled out his state of the state speech, touting an improved economy and a big budget surplus. He and Democratic opponents recycled several of their greatest hits.
What might we hear (from both sides) when Gov. Scott Walker gives his fourth State of the State address Jan. 22, 2014.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.
Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Democrat Mary Burke has emphasized one particular business accomplishment in contrasting herself with Republican Gov. Scott Walker. So far, she has offered no hard evidence to prove or refute it.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014 at 10:00 p.m.
For the second month in a row, Gov. Scott Walker dominated the attention of PolitiFact Wisconsin readers. In December 2013, four of the five PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views were articles about Walker. His new book, "Unintimidated," gave us plenty to examine.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Friday, January 3rd, 2014 at 5:00 a.m.
Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month. But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 10:00 p.m.
We take a close look at Gov. Scott Walker’s start in Republican politics at Marquette University. Was he "kicked out" of school as the Democratic Party of Wisconsin suggests? Did he leave college just short of a degree for a great career opportunity, as he says?
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 at 5:00 a.m.
Increasingly, state Sen. Nikiya Harris is making a push to raise the minimum wage in Wisconsin. Here is a recent look at claims related to the minimum wage from elsewhere, and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 6:00 a.m.
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