Latest Half-True Fact-checks Gavin Newsom stated on September 27, 2023 in an interview with Sean Hannity: “We are more energy independent today” under President Joe Biden. Nikki Haley stated on September 27, 2023 in a GOP presidential primary debate in California: “Ron DeSantis is against fracking. He is against drilling.” Instagram posts stated on September 22, 2023 in an Instagram post: U.S. aid to Ukraine will continue during a government shutdown, but programs for food stamps, transportation, education, justice, environmental protection and homelessness will not. Randi Weingarten stated on September 20, 2023 in an X post: "Texas teacher fired for reading Diary of Anne Frank to class.” Joe Biden stated on September 14, 2023 in a speech: “I taught at the University of Pennsylvania for four years.” Kevin McCarthy stated on September 12, 2023 in a news conference: “We know the bank records show that nearly $20 million in payments were directed to the Biden family members and associates through various shell companies.” Thom Tillis stated on August 14, 2023 in a campaign email: A Democrat-sponsored bill proposes a “1,000% gun tax on most firearms.” Chris Christie stated on September 5, 2023 in a interview: Under Gov. Ron DeSantis, “in the last five years, spending has gone up 30%" in Florida. Mike Pence stated on August 13, 2023 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": “In three short years, we achieved energy independence.” Donald Trump stated on July 29, 2023 in a rally: The Trump administration “built nearly 500 miles of border wall.” Joe Biden stated on July 28, 2023 in a speech in Maine: "Wages are up after being adjusted for inflation." Nicole Malliotakis stated on July 14, 2023 in a radio interview: “You can work at some McDonald’s in this country for more money than … signing up for the military.” Ron DeSantis stated on July 9, 2023 in an interview with Fox News' Maria Bartiromo: Federal “agencies and government have grown 50% since 2019.” Vivek Ramaswamy stated on June 18, 2023 in an interview with "Fox News Sunday": “Young Americans across this country are no longer proud to be American.” Tim Scott stated on June 21, 2023 in a Fox News town hall: “Median income in this country is … $35,000 a year. Because of Joe Biden's inflation, the average monthly expenses have increased by $500, almost.” Joe Biden stated on June 15, 2023 in a speech: "Twenty-six out of every 100 students” in K-12 speak Spanish. Bill Cassidy stated on June 12, 2023 in a social media posts: “The White House Gift Shop is putting out a commemorative coin for Donald Trump's indictment.” Ron DeSantis stated on June 7, 2023 in a roundtable discussion.: “A place like California, they give (immigrants in the country illegally) benefits. They give unemployment checks.” Alex Epstein stated on May 5, 2023 in a post: A chart on Arctic sea ice provides evidence that Al Gore was wrong when he said in 2009 that the north polar ice cap would lose all of its ice “within the next five to seven years.” Tim Scott stated on May 22, 2023 in his presidential announcement speech: “The share of working-age men choosing to work is the lowest it has ever been.” Bernie Sanders stated on April 30, 2023 in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”: "We pay by far the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs, in some cases 10 times more than the people of any other country." MAGA Inc stated on May 12, 2023 in a TV ad: “In Congress Ron DeSantis pushed a 23% national sales tax.” Roy Cooper stated on May 4, 2023 in a video posted to Twitter: Four North Carolina Republicans made “campaign promises” to protect reproductive rights Charles Schumer stated on March 28, 2023 in a Senate floor speech: Sen. Tommy Tuberville is preventing military promotions “because he objects to women within the military getting access to reproductive care.” Nikki Haley stated on April 10, 2023 in a town hall in Salix, Iowa: There is “$500 billion of unspent COVID money” that can be rescinded. Paul Tonko stated on March 20, 2023 in a press release: “Individuals released from incarceration are 129 times more likely to die of a drug overdose during the first two weeks after release.” Mike Pence stated on April 14, 2023 in a speech to the National Rifle Association: "In the 1960s, liberals emptied our psych wards." Chris Murphy stated on April 3, 2023 in a tweet: “The 5 states with the highest gun homicide rates in the nation all have loose gun laws” while “the 5 states with the lowest rates have some of the toughest laws.” Mike Pence stated on March 30, 2023 in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer: “In the next two years, we'll spend more on interest on our national debt than we do on the national defense.” Jared Moskowitz stated on March 26, 2023 in an interview on CNN: Former President Donald Trump “instructed all the governors to shut down” because of the COVID-19 pandemic.