David Axelrod's file

David Axelrod is a former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. He is now an analyst for NBC News.

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The fact-checked skinny on Pete Sessions of Texas

Now that Jeb Hensarling has reportedly decided not to to bid for House majority leader, fellow Dallas Republican Pete Sessions is the Texan in the mix, according to news reports today.

Sessions has previously been fact-checked -- and also figured into our look into whether he raised campaign money at an adult club.

Ad Watch: Claims about Romney's jobs record filled with half truths

PolitiFact has often noted that economists say governors have a small effect their state's economy. For better or worse, the same thing was true when Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts.


Fact-checking the claims about (un)employment

The job numbers for June are worse than expected; we review some recent Truth-O-Meter items on employment.

McDonnell-Axelrod dust-up beats up a few facts

But Axelrod was wrong when he said McDonnell balanced Virginia's budget by borrowing $3 billion against future federal transportation receipts. And McDonnell erred when he said "30 years after World War II, we cut the deficit every year."

Axelrod takes on the Republicans on This Week

White House adviser David Axelrod tried to attack the GOP agenda on This Week with Christiane Amanpour. We rate his accuracy here.