Friday, August 1, 2014

Facebook posts: "More than 43 percent of all food stamps are given to illegals."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 19 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Facebook post says more than 43 percent of all food stamps are given to illegal immigrants A reader recently sent us a Facebook post with "10 Illegal Alien Facts." One of them was that &...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama ad says Mitt Romney was No. 1 in state debt as Mass. governor In the newest installment of a continuing attack on Mitt Romney’s record as governor of Massachusetts, an ad from the Obama campai...

Facebook posts: "Romneycare covers abortion, illegal immigrants and has a public option. Obamacare does not."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Facebook post compares elements of Romneycare, Obamacare The health care debate has landed on the virtual battleground of Facebook, with comparisons being made between President Barack Obama’s 2010 law ...

Craig Crawford: Mitt on CBS: The Eyeball Gap

Posted by Craig Crawford On June - 18 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Was it poor lighting or what? In this rare interview on a network Sunday news show (Face the Nation) you cannot see Mitt Romney's eyeballs....

Good News For Birther Candidate

Posted by nctimes.com On June - 17 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
With 4,000 votes left to count, a controversial Ramona attorney known for taking up conservative causes had a 1,088-vote lead over his opponent, a veteran...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Barack Obama coming after guns, 'under the radar,' NRA says President Barack Obama has shown little interest in peddling a gun control agenda during his first term, but the National Rifle Association is urg...
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Barack Obama proposes major cuts to federal 'Armed Pilots Program' The National Rifle Association is out with a Top 10-style list detailing why President Barack Obama is anti-gun. We’re investigating several of...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama regulatory adviser Cass Sunstein wants to ban hunting, NRA claims in mailer We have to admit: We don’t know a whole lot about Cass Sunstein, Barack Obama’s regulatory adviser, other than he&rsq...
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Barack Obama supports plan to ban deer-hunting ammunition, NRA claims in mailer Never mind that President Barack Obama has done little on gun issues -- so little, in fact, that gun control advocates are unhappy. The...

American Bridge 21st Century: "As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Democratic SuperPAC ad blasts Romney record on funding law enforcement A pro-Democratic super PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, released a Web ad critical of Mitt Romney that attacks his record on public saf...

Barack Obama: "Romney outsourced call center jobs to India."  

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama ad says Romney outsourced Massachusetts jobs Mitt Romney says he speaks the language of business. But a new Obama campaign ad says Romney's economic record in Massachusetts shows he was unsuccessful an...

A Rising GOP Tide & Romney’s Opportunity

Posted by Thomas McClanahan, KC Star On June - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Thomas McClanahan, KC StarLike a change of momentum in a big game, the last two weeks have brought an almost palpable shift — and for President Barack Obama, a long-running nightmare of bad news. The economy, which had been strengthening, su...

Does Obama Need a Friend Like Bill Clinton?

Posted by Robert Shrum, Daily Beast On June - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Robert Shrum, Daily BeastFrom Fox News came the exultant headline: “Once shunned Clinton emerges as GOP’s election year ally.” They weren’t talking about Hillary—and for once, the network of the reacti...

Mitt Romney: As governor of Massachusetts, "Romney reduced unemployment to just 4.7 percent."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mitt Romney says he reduced Massachusetts unemployment to 4.7 percent In a new campaign ad, Mitt Romney doesn't mince words in boasting about the Massachusetts economy when he was governor. The ad -- which ...

Mitt Romney: "More Hispanics have fallen into poverty under Obama."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Romney ad says more Hispanics are in poverty since Obama took office In a new Web ad, the Romney campaign questions how Hispanics in the U.S. have fared under President Barack Obama. The ad, titled "Dismal...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Barack Obama ad says manufacturing jobs fared worse in Massachusetts under Romney President Barack Obama’s campaign took aim at Mitt Romney’s economic record as governor of Massachusetts in a televis...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Satire of Obama 'birthers,' Neil Abercrombie fools some emailers We never cease to be amazed that the people who routinely forward chain emails are so gullible that they will also fall victim to satire. The...

Lincoln Mitchell: The Bad News for Labor from Wisconsin

Posted by Lincoln Mitchell On June - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The defeat of the effort to recall Scott Walker from his post as governor of Wisconsin is less of a victory for the Republican Party,...

The Budget Outlook: Deja Vu All Over Again

Posted by Robert Samuelson, WaPo On June - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Robert Samuelson, WaPoWASHINGTON -- It isn't getting much coverage, but the Congressional Budget Office has just issued its latest long-term budget outlook. Frankly, there's not much news here. The long-term prospect is bleak. The basic ques...

Gary Johnson: "Right now, I’m polling at about 8 percent" against Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Gary Johnson tells Jon Stewart he has 8 percent support nationally During the June 5, 2012, edition of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Gary Johnson, the former Republican governor of New Mexico now running f...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mitt Romney campaign says job growth in Massachusetts accelerated as gubernatorial term went on Both presidential campaigns are using job statistics to attack each other. President Barack Obama and his allies ha...

David Axelrod: Under Gov. Mitt Romney, Massachusetts ranked "47th in job creation."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On June - 5 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | David Axelrod repeats claim that Massachusetts under Mitt Romney ranked 47th in job growth Over the weekend, the Obama campaign repeated a talking point it’s been making for at least a year. Obama adviser...
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Ed Gillespie says Massachusetts income grew by $5,500 under Mitt Romney In the duel over economic records between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney, a Romney surrogate this week took t...

Why the Economy’s Stuck in Slow

Posted by Davidson, Mullaney & Waggoner, USAT On June - 4 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Davidson, Mullaney & Waggoner, USATThe recession officially ended three years ago, but the 'recovery' has been a frustrating mix of good and bad news. The economy isn't careening into a ditch. It's just stuck firmly in the slow...