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As Christians, are we showing a public image of love and grace? Or do non-believers see us as judgmental, critical and selfish? Read More...
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Examine what the Bible does say - in context. Read More...
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Can we trust cheating elected leaders to govern appropriately? Should we forgive? Read More...
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PolitiFact has published more than 7,000 Truth-O-Meter fact-checks since they launched six years ago. Read about the extensive research and criteria used in determinations. Read full article Read More...
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So Called Political Satire Web sites admittedly manufacture lies, then pass them around the web for consumers to believe. Read about this abomination of free speech. Read More...
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“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Is this an outdated promise?
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NO! Not at all! Politicians often use the Bible for political gain and are not interested in the truth. They look for an
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15 members of Congress got farm subsidies in 2012, including Rep. Steve Fincher of Tennessee, who has collected nearly $3.5
million in subsidies since 1999; Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California and his wife own one
third of DSL LaMalfa Family Partnership, which in 2012 alone got
$188,570; Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana has received $196,268 in farm subsidies since 1997.
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
Outspoken Christian Texas Governor, Rick Perry, has more pants on fire claims than any other top elected official. Click here to see PolitiFact summary and some of those boldface lies.
This comprehensive editorial reviews a wide range of trends to explore this issue.
As of Jan. 20, 2014, he had issued only 168. FDR signed off on more than 3,500 executive orders,
and, in fact, Obama is on pace to issue fewer executive orders than any
two-term president since 1900. This same email promotes other wild, outrageous lies.
DO WE WANT LIERS AND CHEATS RUNNING OUR GOVERNMENT? At least 15 websites that appear to be official campaign sites for
Democratic candidates, are actually the handiwork of the National
Republican Congressional Committee in order to steal Democratic donations. A CNN segment called out this scam.
Ted Nugent, who is campaigning with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Defames the character of Obama's using the same terms used to defame the Jews and justify their extermination-not a good role-model.
False on many fronts. In 2010 Obama signed an executive order
declaring that federal funds would not be used for abortion services,
except in the case of rape, incest or a woman’s life safety, in
accordance with long-standing restrictions commonly known as the Hyde
PolitiFact found that at least seven presidents -- including some of the
nation’s most admired occupants of the White House (Bush, Nixon, Reagan, Truman, A. Johnson, Lincoln) acted, at least on
occasion, in ways that ignored specific laws or constitutional
protections. (read details)
The data show wealthy Americans are not universally Republican, though they tend to lean and vote that way. Cruz never really explains why he believes this is the “biggest
lie.” Instead, he attacks President Obama for presiding over an increase
in income inequality and says that the president’s policies, such as
the health-care law, have negatively affected “young people, Hispanics,
African Americans, single moms.
The practice of altering political images has risen to new heights in recent years. Some people, often in the name of Conservative values, work very hard to create outrageous lies. These photos are great examples. When they are circulated, many people believe them.
It’s ridiculous to suggest that donors who contributed less than 1
percent of his warchest weighed more heavily on his vote than his
ideology, his past campaign promises and his partisan affiliation.
PolitiFact could find no tally of conservative versus liberal complaints
about troubles with Facebook. The idea that all the people getting banned
were conservatives is fabrication. Facebook says there isn’t any algorithm. Users report violations and staff at Facebook review those reports.
PolitiFact analysis suggests about 200 items should be knocked off of the list that is attached to this claim,
because they are duplicate items that show up in multiple budgets. Many other items were proposals that cannot be considered tax increases. Seventy percent of claims by this group are rated partly false or pants-on-fire.
Americans for Prosperity, the limited-government group sponsored by the Koch brothers has spent
$35 million attacking Democrats over the Affordable Care Act, but their new expensive ads are false.
In at least two instances Republican Congressman Tim Huelskamp simply invented his claim that
“numbers” exist showing that “there are more people uninsured today in
Kansas” since the health-care law was implemented.
PolitiFact checked eleven popular quotes regarding the oft-investigated Benghazi tragedy. Two were rated Pants-on-fire; three were False; five were mostly false, one was half-true; and none were true or partly true. Millions of dollars are spent to support unfounded claims for political gain.
Davis appeared at a fund-raiser for a Democratic U.S. House member who
may have participated in DSA chapter meetings in the 1980s. There’s no
sign Schakowsky is a current DSA member, nor is there evidence Davis
raised money for a socialist group. Greg Abbott, TX gubernatorial candidate also made this fabricated claim.
Rogers did not provide any proof, but it appears he got his information
from an online list of 252 perceived transgressions by Obama that
include accusations of lying, broken promises, ethical lapses and
objectionable policies. PolitiFact determined that the article offered 13 instances
of what the author saw and another 13 instances of Obama breaking
First, Paul cherry picked data from outdated estimates/ not facts. His figures are not mathematically possible. Using the narrowest definition
of "sign-ups," there would have to be 3.3 million cancellations in the
state for his figures to be true. In fact, it’s reasonable to argue that more people in Kentucky have coverage through Obamacare than have been canceled.
As many as 400,000 Virginians could become eligible for Medicaid
under Obamacare, and the U.S. would pay their entire health care costs
But the $5 million-a-day figure comes from an old state estimate. Updated data shows loss of $3.5 million a day for the 2014 budget year, and about $4.5 million a day
during the following budget year.
Cruz' statement ignores facts. No stimulus money spent to move shrub and there is huge difference between
the rare in-the-wild version the shrub
and the occasionally available commercial versions. which this claim
fails to acknowledge. Wild claim about nothing.
Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they
use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, PolitiFact reviews archived fact-checks to set the record straight.
A dog trainer, Dawn Sylvia-Stasiewicz, has worked with Bo briefly, but not paid by the administration.
Reggie Love was an Obama aide who earned $102,000, but dog handling was a small fraction
of his total duties.
The claim appeared on numerous conservative websites in April and May, but is totally false. Even if he wanted to, the Constitution wouldn’t allow it.
PuntitFact rated 100 statements by FOX pundits and found that 39 percent were false or pants-on-fire. This is compared to only 18 percent of 77 statements by ABC pundits.
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction.
They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
The donation and court appearance are verified, however Abbott’s intervention was
limited to defending the constitutionality of a Texas law that essentially gives immunity to hospitals for credentialing dangerous physicians..
Kelly later admited this statement is false. The new law allows a universal mail-in system for active, registered voters. Ballots are mailed to voters, not printed out. Members of the military and voters who live overseas continue to be able to vote online.
Angeletti's strong political statement against Christian and University values by having students pledge allegiance to a racist, homophobic, sexist America that is in the name of Jesus, that hates Communists and women who want to get abortions.
The rebuttal includes many fact and many points that had been debunked many times over. Read the entire speech and see, point by point, which statements were true or not.
Cruz made a crass and poorly timed joke about Vice President Joe Biden on
Wednesday, days after Biden's son Beau died from brain cancer. "Vice President Joe Biden. You know the nice thing? You don't need a punch line," Cruz said.
Rick Perry, the state’s governor into 2015, signed a law that a federal court said was actually written with the purpose of discriminating against minority voters.
Actually, the total number of commercial banks has gone down
only 16 percent, continuing a longtime trend. Dodd-Frank
provides consumer protections, an end to bail-outs, a counsel to assess risk in advance, transparency and accountability in banking, shareholder input in bank executive compensation, protection for shareholders, and better oversight.
The Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
performed the first in-depth federal look at conversion therapy and concluded that "none of the existing research" supports that gender orientation can be changed. Conversion Therapy has resulted in many suicides.
Mannatech paid $7 million to settle a deceptive marketing lawsuit in Texas based on their claims that their products could cure autism, cancer, etc. the problem is not that Carson boldly endorsed the company, since he sincerely believed it it. The problem is that he boldly lied about his involvement without blinking.
Full Video of Ben Carson endorsing Mannatech.
called him out on "bald-faced lies" about his relationship with supplement company, Mannatech, but rather than explain the videos of his commercial endorsement of the company,
Carson just blames his rivals.
West Point officials confirmed that there is no record that Carson ever applied there, and that all tuition is covered for all cadets anyway. The claim was made by Carson in his book, "Gifted Hands." After Politico
broke this story, and a lot of maneuvering,Carson finally admitted that this claim that he has repeated is not true.
The total spending for Medicare and Medicaid is only $980
billion last year. He says health care fraud should be prosecuted to the fullest, but asked for lenience for his best friend and business partner Alfonso Costa, a dentist in the Pittsburgh area who had pleaded guilty to federal charges
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed. He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.
On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
On 1/25/2016 a Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of allegations that they
sold organs of aborted fetuses, and instead
indicted the undercover videographers behind the allegations on charges of using fake driver's licenses and violating
Texas' law against the purchase and sale of human organs- the very law they tried to bring against against PP.
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few: