Lawmakers not immune to open records law
Says Leah Vukmir "claimed the open records law didn't apply to her, got sued, lost and cost taxpayers $15,000 in legal fees."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
A successful rebranding
Says Donald Trump's use of the term "fake news" to undermine journalism "seems (to have) inspired dictators and authoritarians."
— Politifact National on Monday, January 22nd, 2018
Biss may be sarcastic, but he's correct
These guys are now pretty much living up to the @BruceRauner standard. And falling dismally short of the @MittRomney standard. Even Romney released his full tax returns.
— Politifact Illinois on Monday, December 4th, 2017
Including years of both Republican and Democratic control
Says the Senate Intelligence Committee has held 10 public hearings this year, "more than double that held by the committee in any recent year."
— Politifact North Carolina on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017
UPDATED: She was patient
Says a Texas Senate committee considering "private school voucher" legislation randomly called people to testify regardless of when the people submitted requests to testify.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, April 14th, 2017
GOP voted to kill the rule
Says ExxonMobil "fought to kill" a rule requiring oil and mining companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments.
— Politifact Global News Service on Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Audit left Nixon with hefty tax bill
"Richard Nixon released tax returns when he was under audit."
— Politifact Virginia on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016
McGinty's moves were not illegal
Says Senate candidate Katie McGinty "made thousands from companies she previously regulated."
— Politifact Pennsylvania on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Says Hillary Clinton "said all work-related emails were sent back to the State Department. The FBI director said, that's not true."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 19th, 2016
The revolution might not be televised
Proposed NC law for body camera footage gives police "broad authority to keep video footage secret – even from individuals who are filmed."
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, July 1st, 2016
The ambassador used Gmail, from his bathroom
"(Hillary Clinton's State Department) actually admonished one of her ambassadors because he wasn’t using the proper server."
— Politifact National on Sunday, July 26th, 2015
More lawsuits but secrecy persists
"In the past three years, we have prosecuted or brought more cases on access to public records than in the previous 12 years combined."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, October 18th, 2014
No room for disagreement
Says taxpayer subsidy for the Oregon Convention Center hotel jumped $100 million in closed-door sessions
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, November 8th, 2013
Deleting e-mails is standard practice for Mass. governors
Says he followed state law and the precedent of other Massachusetts governors when he erased electronic communications as he left office.
— Politifact National on Friday, December 2nd, 2011
Disclosure aims to dodge trip wires
Ilana Shafran Mandel’s stake in Forest City Enterprises "constitutes significantly less than 1 percent" of the company’s shares and any implication of a conflict of interest "is legally incorrect."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, November 10th, 2011
Open meetings law not that open
"The governor having a meeting ... isn't covered by the open meetings act."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, August 16th, 2011
"I stopped requesting earmarks in 2008."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, January 5th, 2011
The focus is on transparency
Says the House Rules Committee is the only panel, other than the Intelligence and Ethics committees, not able to telecast proceedings in its main hearing room.
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, November 25th, 2010
Not one of D.C.'s biggest lobbyists, but a lobbyist nonetheless
After J.D. Hayworth "was voted out of Congress, he became a registered lobbyist" who was "paid thousands by a Florida corporation to lobby the very committee he used to serve on."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010