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2018 Lie of the Year: Slams after Parkland shooting

An online smear machine tried to take down Parkland students after mass shooting at school.

Are wages rising? Brat and Spanberger disagree

Republican Dave Brat says wages are "going through the roof. Democrat Abigail Spanberger says they are "stagnant."

In context: Dave Brat's comments to jailed addicts

"You think you’re having a hard time, I’ve got $5 million worth of negative ads going at me," Brat told the incarcerated addicts. "How do you think I’m feeling?"  

Ad Watch: Democratic PAC distorts Brat's record on seniors' health

The ad accuses Rep. Dave Brat of selling out seniors for corporate campaign donations. But the evidence put forth by the House Majority PAC is contrived.

WCVE News 88.9FM to re-establish PolitiFact Virginia

WCVE News 88.9FM brings political fact-checking back to Virginia.

The House GOP's ethics vote: What was all that about, anyway?

As Washington controversies go, the one over the Office of Congressional Ethics went by in the blink of an eye. So what was it really about?

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton announced Friday that Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is her running mate for the presidency. We've looked at 27 of Kaine’s claims on the Truth-O-Meter, and 78 percent have been rated True, Mostly True, or Half True.

Obama's reply to Castro's criticism open to interpretation

A look at Rep. Rob Wittman's claim that Obama thanked Cuban president for criticizing the U.S.

On violent crime and concealed gun permit holders

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says, "In Virginia history, in the last 24 years, there has not been one instance of an individual with a concealed carry (permit) who has come into Virginia and harmed a Virginian." But the statistics don't exist.

The 2015 Lie of the Year: the campaign misstatements of Donald Trump

A presidential candidate with an unprecedented record on the Truth-O-Meter earns PolitiFact's annual award.

Dunnavant yanks ad hitting Janis on immigration

The ad said Janis voted in 2003 to allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition. But Dunnavant missed a key part of the record. 

And the top-read Virginia Truth-O-Meter from 2014 is...

State Sen. George Barker's statement that uncompsensated care costs went down 30 percent in states that, unlike Virginia, expanded Medicaid. Here's our review of that claim and four others that generated the most interest in 2014.  

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

Top claims from the U.S. Senate race

Election Day has come. Here's a review of some of the most interesting claims made by Democrat Mark Warner and Republican Ed Gillespie in this year's U.S. Senate race.

Solving the mystery of the no-tax pledge

Did Ed Gillespie sign Grover Norquist's no-tax pledge? Our quick review of Monday night's U.S. Senate debate provides the answer.   Also from PolitiFact Virginia: •Warner and Gillespie have adjusted their views on gay marriage