Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in Science Jon Rosenthal stated on January 5, 2021 in a tweet: Says that “the way to reach ‘herd immunity’ is for >70% of the population to get vaccinated.” Ivanka Trump stated on June 12, 2017 in an interview on "Fox & Friends": "While (women) represent 47 percent of the overall work force, we only make up 23 percent of STEM-related occupations." Jimmy Kimmel stated on May 1, 2017 in a monologue on his show: "President Trump last month proposed a $6 billion cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health. And thank God our congressmen made a deal last night to not go along with that. They actually increased funding by $2 billion." Greg Murphy stated on April 10, 2017 in a speech: "Every day, four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose." Larry Yarborough stated on June 9, 2016 in a meeting in the legislature about hemp regulations: Says if you try to hide marijuana in a hemp field, "it becomes worthless. The THC goes away." Don Beyer stated on March 24, 2016 in a website post.: "Over 97 percent of the scientific community … believe that humans are contributing to climate change." Bernie Sanders stated on January 24, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Donald Trump "thinks that climate change is a hoax, invented by the Chinese." Terry McAuliffe stated on July 21, 2015 in a radio show.: "All (Maryland) crabs are born in Virginia." Dino Baccari stated on April 16, 2015 in testimony before the Senate Committee on Health & Human Services.: A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on December 17, 2013 in a speech on the Senate floor: "61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on November 13, 2013 in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate: In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'" Louise Slaughter stated on October 9, 2013 in an interview on MSNBC: "Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock." Organizing for Action stated on August 9, 2013 in an email to Obama supporters in Florida: Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier." Sheldon Whitehouse stated on June 12, 2013 in a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate: The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic." Tweets stated on March 20, 2013 in tweets: While the sequester is in effect, the federal government is still funding a study on duck penises. Rand Paul stated on March 14, 2013 in a speech at the CPAC conference: Says the federal government is supporting a study in Hawaii to "develop a menu for when we colonize Mars." Janet Freedman stated on January 13, 2013 in an interview on 10 News Conference: Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time." Matt Gaetz stated on September 29, 2011 in an op-ed article: "A Cornell University research study concludes that ethanol generates a 29 percent energy loss, meaning it takes more than a gallon of gasoline to produce a gallon of ethanol." Tim Pawlenty stated on July 10, 2011 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": "There's no scientific conclusion that (being gay) is genetic." Marco Rubio stated on June 14, 2011 in his first speech on the U.S. Senate floor: "Anywhere in the world, when someone uses a mobile phone, e-mail, the Internet or GPS, they are enjoying the benefits of the American miracle." Chris Van Hollen stated on April 10, 2011 in an interview on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour": "The Republicans have demanded deep cuts in education. They've demanded cuts in cancer research and other research to find cures and treatments to diseases." Bill Posey stated on February 14, 2011 in a press release responding to Obama's budget proposal.: "The president promised to close the space gap, but he now seems intent on repeating the events that created the space gap in the first place -- putting in place a new rocket design and then trying to underfund the effort..." Roy Barnes stated on July 6, 2010 in a campaign ad: The state Legislature attempted to "outlaw stem cell research, passes bills about microchips in the brain, and talks about seceding from the Union." Rick Scott stated on June 8, 2010 in a campaign mail piece.: "Bill McCollum holds the same position on (embryonic stem cell research) as Barack Obama."