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Senate Majority PAC: Says the Koch brothers "funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar … Now they’re spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Democratic group assails Koch Brothers’ role in Louisiana Senate race

Charles and David Koch, the deep-pocketed, libertarian industrialists, seem to be all over the airwaves these days. If it’s not campaign ads being run by such Koch-supported affiliates as Americans for Prosperity, then it&rsq

Barack Obama: "More than 3 million young adults … have gained insurance under (the Affordable Care Act) by staying on their family’s plan."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama says more than 3 million young adults got health coverage from parents’ plans

President Barack Obama touted the success of the Affordable Care Act after 7 million people enrolled in coverage on the marketplaces by the March 31 deadline. “Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of probl

Charles Koch: "EPA officials have commended (Koch Industries) for our ‘commitment to a cleaner environment’ and called us ‘a model for other companies.’ "

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Has the EPA called Koch brothers businesses a ‘model’ company for a clean environment?

For several weeks now, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has taken to the chamber floor to malign David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who contribute heavily to libertarian causes and bankroll

Harry Reid: The Koch brothers are "the richest people in the world. Individually, they're only fifth. Put them together they're the richest in the world."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Harry Reid says Koch brothers are richest family in the world

For weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has been using floor speeches to target Charles and David Koch, the industrialist brothers with libertarian political views who have spent generously — and gotten others to spend genero

Organizing for Action: A Koch brothers group is "going to college campuses, giving away free booze to try to bribe young folks out of getting health insurance."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Organizing for Action says Koch brothers group used booze to bribe young people out of buying health insurance

“This is some sick crap.” So began an Organizing for Action fundraising email. The group attacked David and Charles Koch, the billionaire brothers who support the tea party movement. “This shou

Alison Lundergan Grimes: Says Sen. Mitch McConnell is "the No. 1 recipient of contributions from lobbyists this cycle."  

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Does Mitch McConnell receive more money from lobbyists than any other member of Congress?

Republicans are hopeful they can win enough Senate seats in November to take control of the chamber, which puts Sen. Mitch McConnell in the driver’s seat to become majority leader next year. But first, the Kentuck

Chris Chocola: Says Sen. Thad Cochran "voted to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on … the Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska instead of shifting the money to repair a bridge damaged by Hurricane Katrina."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran spurn Katrina bridge-repair project to back ‘Bridge to Nowhere’?

Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran was first elected to Congress in 1972, and was elected to the Senate six years later. But at age 76, Cochran is facing stiff competition for another term from a primary oppone

Facebook posts: Says Marco Rubio believes the earth is 9,000 years old and that humans hunted dinosaurs to extinction; says  Rand Paul believes the earth is 10,000 years old and God removed dinosaurs "to make space for humans."


The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Facebook meme claims Rand Paul and Marco Rubio have anti-science views on dinosaurs, earth’s age

A new Facebook meme paints two leading Republicans as anti-science because of their alleged views of the age of the Earth. The Facebook group Being Liberal posted a picture March 10, 2014, featuring sid

Facebook posts: The percentage of black children born without a father in the home has risen from 7 percent in 1964 to 73 percent today, due to changes from President Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society.


The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Facebook meme blames Great Society for large rise in African-American fatherlessness

A reader recently sent us a bare-knuckled Facebook meme about race and fatherhood. The meme features a photograph of President Lyndon B. Johnson, whose “war on poverty” agenda in the mid 1960s was known as the Great Society

Chain email: Says President Barack Obama told a room of students, "Children, every time I clap my hands together, a child in America dies from gun violence," and then a child told him he could solve the problem by not clapping any more.


The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Chain email says child upbraided Barack Obama in ‘clapping’ demonstration about gun violence

A reader recently sent us a chain email that seemed hard to believe. Accompanied by a photograph of President Barack Obama conversing with a classroom of students, the chain email included the following tex

Democratic National Committee: In the recent House special election in Florida, Democrats "got outspent in a Republican district."


The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Democrats say Alex Sink ‘got outspent in a Republican district’

The votes in the special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional District were barely in before the blame game began. On March 11, 2013, Republican David Jolly defeated Democrat Alex Sink in the high-profile Pinellas County race