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Jeff Merkley's Social Security claim elicits blasts from both sides: PolitiFact Oregon

PolitiFact Oregon checked a claim by U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., that "Social Security doesn't contribute one cent to the deficit." The minute the story went up, those on both sides of the argument started howling.

Fox News, Megyn Kelly on Al Sharpton, Beckel and Bolling on taxes: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Many on the left criticize Fox News as, essentially, a right-wing propaganda machine. Today's PolitiFact Oregon takes a look at recent claims made on Fox and lets readers draw their own conclusions.

Ice Bucket Challenge claim up in flames, American 'fools': PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The Pants are aflame in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, with everything from the ALC Ice Bucket Challenge to Alaska's Mark Begich making the cut.

Campaign cash in Oregon: Will GOP candidates outspend Democrats?

U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., told a Labor Day crowd that "every" Democratic candidate will be outspend this election by Republican counterparts. Is he right? PolitiFact Oregon took a look.

Obama's vacation observation, Mitch McConnell's millions: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The president takes a swipe at Congress for being on "vacation" all month (never mind his own two-week golfing get-away), while Scott Walker boasts of investing millions in worker-training programs -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Sarah Palin twice, the DA's vodka, Rand Paul on tanks: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

The former Alaska governor weighs in, with mixed results, on Gov. Rick Perry's indictment in Texas. Sen. Rand Paul, meanwhile, talks about the increasing militarization of America's civilian police forces -- all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Arkansas' retirement rage, Pumpkin Festival terrorists, Scott Walker: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, touts the big savings from his union-trimming law, while comedian John Oliver says one New Hampshire burg cited terrorist threats to its Pumpkin Festival in applying for a military vehicle. All that and more in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

George Soros and Ebola, Lindsey Graham's 'attack,' Rio Grande crime: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup includes everything from claims that billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to assertions that crime in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is below that of other big-cities areas in the Lone Star State.

Rand Paul vs. Rand Paul, Harry Reid's 'do-nothing' Congress: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul's claims swing back and forth on the Truth-O-Meter in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup, while assertions about Harry Reid and college tuition levels also make an appearance. 

Immigration claims aplenty from Rick Perry, Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's all immigration, all the time in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup. Rick Perry, Glenn Beck and Lou Dobbs are among those whose claims are up for inspection.

Murder at the Texas border, California's immigrant influx: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Texas Gov. Rick Perry claims that thousands of murders have been committed by illegal immigrants near the U.S. border, while the president talks up the country's economic recovery, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Clinton versus Reagan, Rick Perry's letter, North Korea's World Cup chances:

Hillary Clinton claims her husband was "a hundred times" more effective at creating jobs than President Ronald Reagan. Time for today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Rush Limbaugh, Cokie Roberts, Fox News 'banned' in Canada: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rush Limbaugh says "not a single" Repubican senator voted to confirm U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, while Cokie Roberts edges ever closer to getting a Twitter account, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Hobby Lobby blowback, Ted Cruz, National Right to Life: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Hillary Clinton weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's recent Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby decision, while Sen. Ted Cruz claims the president wants amnesty for border-crossers. Are they right? PolitiFact Oregon checked.

Obama on leave, Biden in stocks, Western threats in Syria: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

President Obama makes a pitch for paid maternity leaves, while his Veep issues a couple of claims of his own relating to personal wealth. All in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Dick Cheney dances on both sides of the truth, Donna Brazile splits it down the middle: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon roundup checks a couple of claims by Dick Cheney. Donna Brazile and a doozy on global warming show up, as well.

Nancy Pelosi on soccer, the 'new' Bin Laden, Rush's red face: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's the all-soccer, all-the-time edition of the PolitiFact Oregon Roundup so don't even think about flopping.

Rick Perry's borderline truth, chain emails up in flames: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Texas Gov. Rick Perry gets it right in a border-crossing claim, while a few others end up in flames. It's today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Were the Clintons 'dead broke' when they left the White House? PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Hillary Clinton told an interviewer she and husband Bill were "dead broke" when they left the White House. Is that true? PolitiFact Oregon's Roundup includes a look.

How many school shooting incidents has the U.S. had since Sandy Hook? PolitiFact Oregon

In the wake of the nation's latest school shooting at a suburban Portland high school, varying numbers are coming about how many have occurred since Newtown, CT. PolitiFact Oregon takes a look.

Does leaving no soldier behind date to the beginning of the republic? PolitiFact Oregon

President Obama claims that the negotiated release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in line with a "leave no soldier behind" ethos that dates to the beginning of the republic. PolitiFact Oregon checks.

Income inequality in Texas, Maxine Waters' secret edge, Obama on D-Day: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup leads off with a claim touching on income inequality and just gets sharper from there.

Hillary Clinton, Obama's VA silence, a Common Core claim in flames: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Today's roundup focuses on two themes -- The VA care controvery and Hillary Clinton's likely 2016 presidential run

Rand Paul's numbers stumble, Nancy Pelosi and Mike Simpson not yet quite best friends: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Rand Paul stumbles on his numbers, while Mike Simpson and Nancy Pelosi aren't nearly as close as portrayed, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Benghazi, Florida DREAMers, Kareem's carom: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

Cokie Roberts comments on Susan Rice's post-Benghazi media interviews, while a former NBA great talks ghosts and racism in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Oregon's May 20 primary is almost here -- last call for claims!

Political claims are flying fast and furious as the May 20 primary elections draws near. Heard a claim that needs check? Send it our way.

Jason Conger and Monica Wehby tangle over Obamacare

The two Republican U.S. Senate hopefuls are competing to see who likes the new health-care law the least

Louie Gohmert, Austin, Texas, EPA employment: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert gives his take on Wall Street's political donations, while Austin's allure for young adults takes a dip.

Barack Obama, Lyndon Johnson, 6.1 billion hours of tax preparation: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

It's Tax Day! But does it really take us a combined 695,000 years to pony up what we owe?

The president diagnoses Obamacare, while Rhode Island mulls assault weapons: PolitiFact Oregon Roundup

A look at everything from Obamacare to assault weapons, all in today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup.

Campaign season is heating up, meaning the fact-checks are bound to start flying

PolitiFact Oregon opens its playbook to give readers an idea of exactly what we're looking for and how they can help us out.

Will a lightrail line be built on Oregon 99W in Tigard?

Tigard voters will have their say Tuesday on a measure puting the city of Tigard on record as opposing light rail and high-capacity bus transit.

PolitiFact's Lie of the Year: 'If you like your health care plan, you can keep it'

President Obama has walked away with the dubious distinction of having uttered PolitiFact’s "Lie of the Year" for 2013.

The 2013 Lie of the Year Finalists: Vote in the Readers' Poll

We announce the 10 finalists for PolitiFact's Lie of the Year and invite you to cast your ballot in our Readers' Poll.