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Fact checking Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe's Facebook meltdown

After a Democratic colleague filed a complaint against Republican State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, saying a recent encounter left the Democrat fearful for his safety, Metcalfe responded with a scorched-earth Facebook post targeting his accuser and a handful of other Democrats in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives. Here we take a closer look at Metcalfe's incendiary post and fact check his specific claims about some of his colleagues. 

Why Wolf and the Senate GOP are fighting over unemployment center layoffs

Maybe you’ve read about it.

Pat Toomey's bank and fact vs. fiction in this noisy US Senate race

Did a bank founded by Toomey really push people out of their homes? (No.)

Sin taxes and Pennsylvania’s poor: New cigarette levy fits a pattern

Why do sin taxes typically impact the poor to a greater a degree?

What causes most gun violence in Philly

While new city Police Commissioner Richard Ross claims most shootings are retaliatory -- not drug-related -- experts point to a deeper cause.

Impossible to check: John Fetterman’s claim that sanctuary cities are safer

"Sanctuary cities — again statistically — makes everybody safer, makes everybody better," U.S. Senate Candidate John Fetterman said in a West Chester University College Democrats meeting. But there's no set legal definition for "sanctuary city," and it only gets more complicated from there.