Articles from October, 2012

Tommy vs. Tammy III: Our US Senate debate roundup

With the election for a critical open U.S. Senate seat just over a week away, Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin squared off Oct. 26, 2012 in their final debate. Here's our roundup of repeat claims and how they fared on the Truth-O-Meter.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Friday, October 26th, 2012 at 9:59 p.m.

Tommy v. Tammy II: Senate debate roundup

The second U.S. Senate debate between Republican Tommy Thompson and Democrat Tammy Baldwin covered a lot of familiar ground on taxes, Medicare, health care, Iran and budget deficits as the race entered its final weeks. Here's a look at how the candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter.  

By Tom Kertscher, Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at 10:09 p.m.

Biden vs. Ryan: Our VP debate roundup

Vice President Joe Biden and Republican challenger Paul Ryan relied on a mix of accurate and exaggerated claims while politely exchanging 90 minutes of attacks and counterattacks in the vice presidential debate. Here’s a look at how we have rated some of the claims that were repeated.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 p.m.

Biden vs. Ryan: Previewing the VP debate

Will a single quip turn the Danville debate in favor of Vice President Joe Biden or challenger Paul Ryan? If facts win the night, what is the best ammunition for the two men? Maybe one of these 12 PolitiFact-tested claims from our Truth-O-Meter files will play a role.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.

In Context: That testy Paul Ryan interview

Less than a week after Vice President Joe Biden created political buzz with a remark about how the middle class had been "buried the last four years," Republican presidential candidate Paul Ryan made some buzz of his own. We take a look at the context of the Ryan interview with a Michigan TV station.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 6:53 p.m.

In Context: Biden on 'buried' middle class

On Oct. 2, 2012, Vice President Joe Biden said something at a campaign speech in North Carolina that ended up as fodder for "The Tonight Show" later that evening. We take a look at the context of the vice president's comment that the middle class has been "buried" for the past four years.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 6:42 p.m.

In context: Baldwin's "damn right" statement

With our occasional "In context" feature, we look at the context of a quote that is getting attention in the political world. In this case, we look at a snippet from a 2011 speech by Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin. Her "You're damn right" has already been used to amplify points in two attack ads.

By James B. Nelson :: Published on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 4:44 p.m.

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