As certain as science gets
Science is "very certain" that the measles vaccine doesn't cause autism.
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
One reason: artificial insemination
"Turkeys today weigh 29.8 pounds. In the ‘30s, they weighed 13.2 pounds."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Insurance was rare prior to 1940s
"Before World War II, very few people actually had health insurance."
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Cuts not for the faint of heart
Says Sen. Rand Paul’s 2011 budget "included a big cut in the CDC."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, October 27th, 2014
'Stop the illlegal invasion!'
Says Dan Patrick has "called immigration into Texas an invasion" and "said immigrants coming into Texas bring ‘third-world diseases.’"
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 20th, 2014
Poverty, obesity linked
Nearly 40 percent of his McAllen-area constituents suffer from obesity.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
He's right, even if you deduct some losing their coverage.
Says the Affordable Care Act has already reduced the number of uninsured in Oregon by 10 percent.
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Depending on where you shop you might save more
Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year."
— Politifact Oregon on Monday, April 15th, 2013
"Within the three miles surrounding the University Circle area, infant mortality exceeds some Third World countries."
— Politifact Ohio on Friday, April 12th, 2013
At 23.4 percent , it's more than double the statewide rate of 10.7 percent
Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, April 12th, 2013
We're Number 9
"Ohio companies export more goods and services globally than 41 other states."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, February 14th, 2013
Double trouble: Low pay and don't get sick
"Three in four low-income workers don’t have any paid sick days available."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, February 11th, 2013
A clean bill of health for this claim
"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, July 30th, 2012
Gulping all the way
Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, July 11th, 2012
Something in the air?
"Three of our cities are among the top five worst cities in the U.S. for asthma."
— Politifact Tennessee on Sunday, June 24th, 2012
The number is a little old, but it's close.
Says "in Oregon only 41 percent of adults have ever been tested" for HIV.
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, February 24th, 2012
It's all about high-cost patients.
Says "80 percent of the health care dollars are spent by 20 percent of the population."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012
"Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, October 21st, 2011
Tokin' up is hard to do
"Certainly we're going to be the most restrictive state in the land … in terms of who can get medical marijuana, how it will be prescribed and how it will be achieved in terms of moving it into the marketplace."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, August 14th, 2011
No substantive abuse of the truth
"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, June 9th, 2011