Recent Fact Checks

First Lundergan Grimes attack ad, says AP?

“Alison Lundergan Grimes, Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell’s Democratic opponent, released her first attack ad Tuesday.” —The Associated Press, in a July 9, 2014 fact-check … Continue reading

Obamacare resulted in 20 million gaining insurance?

“Taking into account all the health insurance expansions initiated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an estimated 20 million Americans have gained coverage as of … Continue reading

Do 60% of women use birth control for reasons other than contraception?

“(Debbie) Wasserman Schultz said that ‘nearly 60 percent of women who use birth control do so for more than just family planning.’ … The statement … Continue reading

Is climate change just a liberal scare tactic?

“Myth: Climate change is just a liberal scare tactic.” —The Democratic National Committee, on its “My Republican Uncle” website, Nov. 27, 2013   Overview Climate … Continue reading

It’s a myth the ACA makes men buy coverage for pap tests?

“Myth: Obamacare makes men buy coverage for pregnancy, pap smears, mammograms, and other services that are for women.” —The Democratic National Committee, January 2014 on … Continue reading

Quoting Jefferson? Or Beccaria?

Quote Check Attributed to Thomas Jefferson: “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … only disarm those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit … Continue reading

Free contraception won’t encourage promiscuity?

“Myth: Covering contraception under Obamacare will give college students free reign [sic] to be promiscuous.” —The Democratic National Committee, January 2014 on its “Your Republican … Continue reading

7 million thanks to Obamacare?

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, more than 7 million Americans have signed up for private health coverage.” —the White House, April 2014 on the … Continue reading

Minimum wage increase not for teenagers and flunkies?

“Myth:  Raising the minimum wage is for flunkies and teenagers.” —The Democratic National Committee, ~Jan. 2014 on its “Your Republican Uncle” website   Overview The DNC’s … Continue reading

Zombie apocalypse plan? PunditFact vs. Palin

“Palin wrote on Facebook, “As unbelievable as it sounds, your tax dollars are funding the federal government’s Zombie Apocalypse Plan. I kid you not.” … … Continue reading

The DNC muddles wage gap issue

“Myth: Women don’t really make less money than men in the workplace, they just make different choices.” —The Democratic National Committee, ~Jan. 2014 on its … Continue reading

Paying more, getting less with Obamacare? PolitiFact says no

“Most people on the individual market are getting more benefits under the law. At worst, they’re paying more to get more, though in many cases … Continue reading

A Kodad ad Glennocchio for Kessler

“The ad certainly leaves the impression (Andrea) Kodad had to give up her plan. Given the circumstances, her tale of woe from November seems rather … Continue reading

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