Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Pundits Instagram posts stated on May 20, 2021 in an Instagram post: A video shows “Dems caught not wearing masks” at the White House. Joy Behar stated on March 23, 2021 in a TV segment: "In 2004, George W. Bush lifted the ban on those (AR-15 type) rifles, and since then, the number of massacres has increased 183%. During the ban, there were 12 incidents. Since he lifted the ban, there were 34 incidents." New Day for America stated on April 25, 2016 in a robocall: Says "Hillary Clinton has promised to raise taxes by $1 trillion dollars." Romney allies stated on March 18, 2016 in The New York Times: Mitt Romney did not "endorse" Ted Cruz, even though he said he is voting for Cruz and urged others to do likewise. Roy Zimmerman stated on March 13, 2016 in a YouTube video: "Republicans control the U.S. Senate with 54 seats, but those 54 senators were elected by only two-thirds the number of voters who elected the Democrats. In the Senate, the majority party represents a minority of the people." James Crowley stated on December 6, 2014 in a commentary in The Providence Journal: "Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol." Leonard Pitts, Jr. stated on November 1, 2014 in a column in the "Miami Herald": "America’s least-trusted news sources are also its most popular." Newt Gingrich stated on September 30, 2013 in a comment on CNN's "Crossfire": Shutdowns are "a normal part of the constitutional process," with 12 shutdowns under Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill and two during his own speakership. Newt Gingrich stated on September 18, 2013 in a discussion on CNN's "Crossfire": Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000." S.E. Cupp stated on September 13, 2013 in a discussion on CNN's "Crossfire": "The CDC issued a report commissioned by President Obama just earlier this year, and it found some very inconvenient facts. Armed citizens are less likely harmed by attackers. Effectiveness of gun control laws is mixed. Gun buybacks don't work." Newt Gingrich stated on July 21, 2013 in a roundtable discussion on CNN's "State of the Union": "Gangs have increased by 40 percent since this president was elected." Newt Gingrich stated on May 5, 2013 in a discussion on NBC's "Meet the Press": The labor market is weak because if you count the unemployed, underemployed, and those who’ve stopped looking for work, the unemployment rate "actually went up last month to 13.5 percent." Chris Matthews stated on January 23, 2013 in comments on his MSNBC show: Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race. Sean Hannity stated on November 28, 2011 in a TV interview with U.S. Connie Mack: Says U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson "voted with the Democrats in Congress nearly 95 percent of the time." Al Sharpton stated on September 7, 2011 in a TV show: One Wisconsin school district "is so worried about losing state funding that it has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time." Ed Schultz stated on August 25, 2011 in MSNBC's the "Ed Show," Aug. 25, 2011: "In (Sen. Marco) Rubio's state of Florida alone, Social Security lifts more than -- count it -- a million people out of poverty." Paul Krugman stated on July 31, 2011 in on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour.": "The average Republican voter thinks there should be some revenue as part of this deal." Chris Hayes stated on April 15, 2011 in an interview on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show": According to David Cay Johnston, "the average American pays about 22 percent of their income to federal taxes. The richest 400 Americans … pay about 16 percent of their income to federal taxes." Glenn Beck stated on March 18, 2011 in comments on his Fox News show.: Says Allen West helped thwart a terrorist plot by shooting a gun in the direction of an Iraqi detainee, then reported the incident to his superior and said it was wrong. Donna Brazile stated on February 20, 2011 in an interview on "This Week with Christiane Amanpour.": "The firefighters, the policemen and others who supported (Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker) in his election bid ... don't have to worry about their collective bargaining rights." Bill O'Reilly stated on February 6, 2011 in an interview with President Obama: The majority of people in polls do "not support Obamacare." Glenn Beck stated on January 31, 2011 in his radio program: Many of the 9/11 conspirators came from the Muslim Brotherhood, including Osama bin Laden, Ayman Zawahiri and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. Pierre Thomas stated on January 9, 2011 in a report on ABC News' "This Week with Christiane Amanpour": "Saturday's shootings reflect a disturbing trend. Mass shootings have become commonplace since the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. There have been dozens of incidents where three or more people have been fatally wounded. Hundreds have died." Matthew Dowd stated on December 12, 2010 in an interview on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour": "Barack Obama is in an economy that's only worsened since he's been president of the United States." Rachel Maddow stated on November 10, 2010 in comments on her MSNBC show.: "The Republican who was just elected governor of the great state of Florida paid his campaign staffers, not with money, but with American Express gift cards." Ann Coulter stated on September 8, 2010 in a column: "There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by ... Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq." Rachel Maddow stated on August 6, 2010 in the "Rachel Maddow Show": "We know that tax cuts are remarkably un-stimulative when you compare them with different kinds of government spending." George Will stated on July 18, 2010 in a roundtable discussion on ABC's This Week: Democrats in the 1930s wanted President Franklin Roosevelt "to be more conservative." George Will stated on June 6, 2010 in a roundtable discussion on ABC's This Week: The final pitch of Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series "was a foot and half probably high and outside." Glenn Beck stated on June 7, 2010 in his Fox News program: "The 2000 Census cost $4.5 billion. The 2010 Census is set to cost up to $14.5 billion."