James B. Nelson

Watchdog reporter

James B. Nelson has been a reporter and editor for the Journal Sentinel, and the Milwaukee Sentinel, since 1985. Nelson has covered a range of beats, including city, county and state government. In addition to working for PolitiFact, Nelson is a deputy business editor. Originally from Appleton, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Email: jnelson@journalsentinel.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from James B. Nelson

Recent stories from James B. Nelson

Claims that we've heard again...and again

In honor of National Recycling Week, we look at oft-repeated claims.

Our October High Five

Some older items got new attention from PolitiFact readers in October.  

Our September High Five: By this tally, Scott Walker fared better

Gov. Scott Walker ended his campaign for president in September, but continued to dominate the attention of PolitiFact Wisconsin readers.

We're turning 5. A look at our most-clicked over 5 years

We review our items that got the most page-views since we launched five years ago.   In Context: What Scott Walker said about a wall with Canada

August High Five: Walker runs the table

Items focused on Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican candidate for president, dominated the PolitiFact Wisconsin High Five of most-clicked items for August.

Bernie Sanders leads our High Five for July

Gov. Scott Walker, naturally, also made the cut.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin state budget

Here's how statements about the proposed state budget have fared on our Truth-O-Meter.   Also: Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' arena slogan

Final Scott Walker jobs tally shows 250,000 first-term promise far from met

Final numbers for 2014 show Scott Walker fell short on his promise of 250,000 new private-sector jobs in his first term.  

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.

April High Five: Scott Walker's $1 sweater and other campaign claims

Favorites from the month come from Gov. Scott Walker on the national campaign trail.