Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Dave Umhoefer

Watchdog reporter

Dave Umhoefer is a reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Watchdog Team. He won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting for his investigation into pension padding by Milwaukee County officials. Umhoefer has covered governmental affairs in Milwaukee for 25 years as a reporter and editor. He is a La Crosse native and University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate.

Email: dumhoefer@journalsentinel.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Dave Umhoefer

Mostly True

Poll cited is extensive, but more to the story

Mostly False

Big cut in first, but others added back some funds

Half-True

Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals

Recent stories from Dave Umhoefer

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

We look back at our fact-checks on gay and lesbian issues, as well as what candidates had to say about the recent court ruling.   • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy

Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rick Perry are among the speakers at Gov. Rick Scott’s economic summit in Orlando.    • Revisiting the Legislature’s budget showdown

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

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.

Fact-checking claims about same-sex marriage

On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about same-sex marriage bans. PolitiFact has fact-checked multiple claims related to the topic.

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.

Scott Walker's immigration stance after New Hampshire appearance: Decoder ring needed

Gov. Scott Walker took pains to clarify his position on illegal immigration amid allegations of flip-flopping, but questions remain.  

The March High Five: Walker on Marquette, Walker on UW

Favorites from last month include items examining Walker claims on his college record and UW tuition.

Fact-checking claims about Selma and Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights.   Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated