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

Our April High Five includes (surprise!) an election flavor

April was such a busy month when it came to politics (Wisconsin’s  April 5 primary was just the start) that it took us some extra time to sort through our most-clicked items for the month.

March High Five: Our most-clicked items for the month

As the Wisconsin primary approached, PolitiFact Wisconsin readers dialed up candidates records.  

Claims we've rated in the Milwaukee County executive race

Incumbent Chris Abele faces state Sen. Chris Larson in the race for Milwaukee County executive.

February High Five: Bringing home our most-clicked items of the month

From national issues to a single Milwaukee house, a look at our most-clicked items for the month of February.

A look at recent claims by Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in advance of Milwaukee debate

A look at recent statements from Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in advance of their Feb. 11 debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

High Five: Our most-clicked items for January

Items from U.S. Reps. Sean Duffy and Reid Ribble, both Republicans from Wisconsin, were in our January High Five.

Presidential campaign, election issues dominate November High Five

The GOP presidential debate helped drive interest in November.

Five years, 1,000 factchecks

A look back at our 1,000 items shows a period of sweeping political change in Wisconsin -- and offers a glimpse at the future

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.