PolitiFact Wisconsin's 'High Five' for November feature fact-checks on presidential inquiries, African American males in the penal system, impeachment rights of Trump, Clinton and Nixon and more.
The idea of a galactic military branch certainly has been a topic of much speculation, so we took a closer look. Experts told us the space force is probably not as exciting or likely to exist as the Trump team makes it sound.
Eye-opening claims that California has the sixth largest economy on the planet, the highest poverty rate in the nation and that President Trump’s border wall will cost one and a half times as much as an aircraft carrier all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2017.
In the first half of 2017, PolitiFact California’s most popular fact-checks and articles, in terms of pageviews, ranged from a Pants On Fire claim that state lawmakers legalized child prostitution to a Mostly True statement about the extremely slim odds of being killed by a refugee in a terror attack.
Examining Mike Pence's pledge in Milwaukee that GOP's Obamacare replacement will provide care with 'no exceptions.'
Examining the label given to the president's order temporarily restricting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Our investigation into claims by President-elect Donald Trump, California Gov. Jerry Brown and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders all made PolitiFact California's Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2016.
Ahead of his first Wisconsin visit as president-elect, a look at Trump fact checks since Election Day.
In our first year fact-checking the Golden State, PolitiFact California called out falsehoods and exaggerations by state and national leaders, candidates for office and multi-million dollar ballot measure campaigns during the state’s 2016 election.
"Senator," Mike Pence said to Tim Kaine, "you've whipped out that Mexican thing again."
It wasn't a joke by the Republican vice presidential nominee.
Let's see Pence's comment in context.
Comparing Mike Pence and Tim Kaine before Tuesday night's vice-presidential debate.
Mike Pence defended Donald Trump's immigration policies on Meet the Press.
We hear frequently from our PolitiFact California readers (and from our listeners at Capital Public Radio, where we broadcast our fact checks). From time to time, we plan to share some of those comments in this ‘Mailbag’ feature.
Mike Pence, Indiana Gov. and Donald Trump's running mate, is slated to headline day three of the Republican National Convention.
Donald Trump is expected to announce his vice-presidential nominee July 15, and many suspect Indiana Governor Mike Pence will get the nod.
Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?
At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?
When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?
We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.
With the tax debate heating up, we review some of the talking points that are just flat wrong.
We check some of the worst distortions in the immigration debate.
A Republican says Obama's plan to spend TARP money on an economic stimulus is unlawful, but the experts say Congress can make it so.