Tuesday, March 31st, 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

False

We haven't seen any documents, just statements

Full Flop

Now says he "absolutely" has changed view

Full Flop

No change in methods, only in view of them

Half Flip

For some sort of pathway, or not?

Recent stories from Dave Umhoefer

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

Fact-checks about Selma and the Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights

Sorting out public opinion on "right to work" laws

The rhetoric on the legislative battle over "right to work" features conflicting claims about where the public stands on such laws. We dig into the polls.

Scott Walker's university budget cuts -- how big?

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System have been pegged at 13 percent, 2.5 percent and 16 percent. So, are any of those figures correct?

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.