Articles from October, 2011

Marco Rubio's Cuba history gets tested

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio now says he got his dates wrong when he told reporters that his parents left Cuba in the middle of Fidel Castro's 1959 revolution.

Mitt Romney talks immigration, and Florida, at Tuesday's debate

At Tuesday's CNN debate in Las Vegas, Romney used stats from Florida to attack Texas Gov. Rick Perry over immigration.

Just how big is the proposed casino in Miami?

The Genting Group wants to bring casino-style resort gaming to South Florida. And they want to make a big splash along downtown Miami's waterfront.

Checking Herman Cain's math on 9-9-9

Herman Cain told us that a person making $50,000 a year would be better off under his 9-9-9. We crunch the numbers with a trio of accountants.

First budget moves the meter for Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez

How'd Carlos Gimenez's first budget track with the promises he made during the campaign? The Carlos-O-Meter has the update.

Fluoride used by Nazis to pacify Jews?

A Florida county is cutting fluoride out of its water supply. One reason some people supported the decision is because they said fluoride was first used by the Nazis to pacify Jews during World War II. We put the claim to the Truth-O-Meter.

How Rick Scott counts to 700,000 jobs

Candidate Rick Scott offered one explanation of the 700,000 private-sector jobs he'd create. Now governor, Scott is saying something different. PolitiFact Florida analyzes his statements on the Flip-O-Meter