Off by just a few percentage points
"While (women) represent 47 percent of the overall work force, we only make up 23 percent of STEM-related occupations."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 12th, 2017
On the big picture, he's right
"President Trump last month proposed a $6 billion cut in funding to the National Institutes of Health. And thank God our congressmen made a deal last night to not go along with that. They actually increased funding by $2 billion."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Just say no!
"Every day, four North Carolinians die from a medication or drug overdose."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, April 13th, 2017
Let's talk about (plant) sex
Says if you try to hide marijuana in a hemp field, "it becomes worthless. The THC goes away."
— Politifact North Carolina on Tuesday, June 14th, 2016
Very, very warm
"Over 97 percent of the scientific community … believe that humans are contributing to climate change."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, April 4th, 2016
Trump frequently called climate change a hoax
Says Donald Trump "thinks that climate change is a hoax, invented by the Chinese."
— Politifact National on Sunday, January 24th, 2016
Claim has legs
"All (Maryland) crabs are born in Virginia."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, July 27th, 2015
It's a burning issue
A Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes . . . are far less addictive than cigarettes."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Key issue: whether warming due to 'natural patterns'
"61 percent of non-tea party Republicans actually agree...there is 'solid evidence the earth is warming,' ...[but] 70 percent of tea partiers, contrarily, say there is 'no solid evidence' the earth is warming."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, December 28th, 2013
Poll only looked at one type of ‘denier’
In a poll, "53 percent of young Republican voters . . . under age 35 said that they would describe a climate [change] denier as 'ignorant,' 'out of touch' or 'crazy.'"
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, November 25th, 2013
80% sold for humans and livestock are for animals
"Eighty percent of the antibiotics in this country are fed to livestock."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 15th, 2013
He denied it once clearly; other times he's been more cagey
Sen. Marco Rubio "refuses to accept the basic science" on climate change and is "a climate change denier."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 16th, 2013
Not the deep ocean
The oceans "have become 30 percent more acidic."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 21st, 2013
It's science, people
While the sequester is in effect, the federal government is still funding a study on duck penises.
— Politifact National on Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Study is more Mars than Maui
Says the federal government is supporting a study in Hawaii to "develop a menu for when we colonize Mars."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 15th, 2013
True for Newport, less so for Providence
Tide gauges measuring sea level in Rhode Island since 1930 have risen "maybe about 10 inches since that time."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, February 8th, 2013
Expert says exactly that — but he's in minority
"A Cornell University research study concludes that ethanol generates a 29 percent energy loss, meaning it takes more than a gallon of gasoline to produce a gallon of ethanol."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Scientists say genetic role in causing homosexuality is murky
"There's no scientific conclusion that (being gay) is genetic."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011
Foreign researchers also chipped in
"Anywhere in the world, when someone uses a mobile phone, e-mail, the Internet or GPS, they are enjoying the benefits of the American miracle."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, June 15th, 2011
The GOP would cut lots of other things, but those programs are on the list
"The Republicans have demanded deep cuts in education. They've demanded cuts in cancer research and other research to find cures and treatments to diseases."
— Politifact National on Friday, April 15th, 2011