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

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.  

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.