Friday, January 30th, 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

Half Flip

Elections matter.

Recent stories from Dave Umhoefer

Launching the second-term Walk-O-Meter

A look at the promises we'll be following.

2014's best-read claims about Scott Walker

The Republican governor's hits and misses on the Truth-O-Meter in 2014.  

False claims dominated most-clicked items about Scott Walker

Like moths to a (Pants on Fire) flame, readers were drawn to (mostly) false claims about Gov. Scott Walker in 2014.  

Fact-checking South Florida politicians in 2014

PolitiFact Florida fact-checked claims by and about politicians from Miami-Dade and Broward counties on topics including immigration, Obamacare and climate change.   • Tracking St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman's campaign promises on the Krise-O-Meter • ‚ÄčImmigration fact-checking in 2014

Our High Five for December

Welfare. Right to work. Obamacare. Texas vs. Wisconsin. Federal deficits.   Our five most clicked items from December.  

The Walker File: 2014's best-read claims by the governor

The Republican governor's hits and misses on the Truth-O-Meter in 2014, ranked in order of viewership on our site.  

Our November High Five: Opposites attract (clicks)

A look back at our most-clicked work from November.

Checking Scott Walker on "Meet the Press"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from a re-election win that promoted his presidential prospects, went on "Meet the Press" a few days later. How did he do truth-wise?

Positioned to deliver: Scott Walker and his many promises

With a fresh four years and friends dominating the Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker is in a commanding position to enact his agenda. We take a tour of his key campaign promises.   Also: Our most-clicked items from October.

Miscellaneous claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race

For the past week we've taken a look, by topic, at some of the major claims that have been made in the camapign for governor. We conclude with a roundup of claims made by and about Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, that don't fit neatly into a category.