Jim DeMint's file


Republican from South Carolina

Jim DeMint is a former U.S. Senator from South Carolina. He is now president of The Heritage Foundation .

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Debunked health care claims live on at Tampa town hall

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint brought his "Defund Obamacare" town hall tour to Tampa on Wednesday night. We've heard claims that PolitiFact has debunked before.

Polifact Georgia tickled by Elmo, truthiness

Move over, Elmo. After last week’s outbreak of truthiness, no one can be more tickled than PolitiFact Georgia.

Partisans were on target about subjects as disparate as county budget cuts and "Sesame Street," which launched the career of the Muppet that inspired the Tickle Me Elmo doll. They even fared well on the contentious issues of illegal immigration and abortion. The sole exception was President Barack Obama on Social Security checks.

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Fact-checking the estate tax

Critics on both sides of the political aisle criticize the estate tax estate tax portion of the compromise plan on taxes. We check one from each side.

Tale of the House Mouse

We check out two Republican claims on the stimulus bill and find both are wrong.