Numbers have been stable
"The proportion of Rhode Islanders entering substance abuse treatment primarily due to marijuana use has reached its highest point in 20 years."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 17th, 2015
Except for that speech at the border in 2011
Says that as president, Barack Obama has not gone to the Texas-Mexico border
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
It's a study of 3,000 kids -- not an across-the-board requirement
Say Michelle Obama "mandates" weighing children in day care.
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Funding a student study does not a regulation make
"EPA wants to regulate … the family BBQ."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
Factoid does not compute
The minimum wage has risen $2.35 in the last two years. That's 31 percent.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, February 16th, 2015
Millionaires can rest easy
"According to HUD, it is patently unfair and socially unjust that wealthy people can live in an exclusive neighborhood."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 14th, 2014
Hype over substance
"Jeanne Shaheen was principally involved in a plot with Lois Lerner and President Barack Obama’s political appointee at the IRS to lead a program of harassment against conservative nonprofit groups during the 2012 election"
— Politifact New Hampshire on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014
Not what the rules say
"What (the Obama administration is) going to come out with in the next several months is you're not even going to be able to burn coal very limitedly in the existing plants."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 7th, 2014
The Whopper is staying put, for now at least
Due to actions by President Barack Obama, "the Burger King national headquarters announced this month that they will be pulling their franchises from our military bases."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 5th, 2014
Can't use this study to bash Obama's rules
New carbon regulations will increase electric bills by "$17 billion every year" and "potentially put an average of 224,000 more people out of work every year."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
A shadowy claim
The incandescent light bulb "has no effect whatever on the planet."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
There is no 'scarlet' bracelet
Says Attorney General Eric Holder recently revealed "this idea to have government have gun owners wear special bracelets that would identify you as a gun owner."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, May 1st, 2014
That's for professional licenses, not environmental permits
"Recently, Florida has successfully reduced the environmental permitting time down to just two days."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Expensive, but not the "most expensive."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
In fact, scientists do know
"We have no idea what is contained in [electronic cigarette] vapor."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, July 27th, 2013
No regulation? In fact, a ban
"We have no regulation of drones in the United States in their commercial use."
— Politifact National on Monday, March 11th, 2013
They admit they were wrong
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 20th, 2013
"Semi-automatic weapons, whether pistol or rifle, were designed for use by the military on the battlefield."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Father of country stressed threats to the nation
Says George Washington said a free people should be armed to guard against government tyranny.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Data "rigged;" China and Russia not in count
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 22nd, 2012