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The GOP-controlled House did approve, then later remove a bill, that would require rape victims who claimed a medical expense deduction for an abortion, to explain the deduction to the
IRS only if her return were audited for some other reason, and only if
medical expense deductions came into question.
The numbers are right, but the intent is false. There is reduction in spending to Medicare outlays, but it’s fueled by
finding savings in the program, a move that Republicans actually
supported in the Ryan budget. Medicare spending still increases in the
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.
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.
Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability
was still much higher than during the last year of the George W. Bush
administration, including in major countries such as France, Germany and
Japan, according to the latest polls from the Pew Research Center.
Charles Koch personally gave
more than $50,000 to candidates and political committees donations prior
to 2004. And collectively, his brother and the PAC of the company they
own directly supported candidates and political committees to the tune
of $7 million over the same period. He has also spent mega-dollars on
"educational" and lobbying efforts.
Wrong on both points. Wisconsin has voted for the Democratic nominee in the last
seven presidential contests, but it is a frequent battleground state and far
from being an automatic in the Democratic column. State Government is Republican, but mixed. Unemployment dropped to near 6 percent, under Walker.
Thiessen himself says he didn’t mean that Obama copied Bush; rather, that Obama took the theme of opportunity from Bush.
Even if Obama did emphasize a theme Republicans identify with, that
in no way matches the popular, or legal, understanding of plagiarism. 'Opportunity" is neither Republican or Democrat.
Americans for Prosperity, the political organization founded by the Koch brothers, has never received higher than a Half True on any of the 13 ads reviewed by the PolitiFact national team. Four were false; five were mostly false; and two were rated pants-on-fire. That averages to a composite score of between false and mostly false.
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.
The head of North Carolina’s board of elections said more investigation is needed to see if people voted in two states. In other states all but a few questionable voters were found to be due to database quirks, human error and the statistics of
The exact opposite pattern has held for Wall Street donations during the
past three election cycles. In addition, Gohmert overstated his source's
percentages and ignored the difference between donations to Democratic
presidential candidates and congressional candidates.
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.
County records show that he is a registered Republican and has been for
many years. His donations to Democrats took place two decades ago and
were modest even by the standards of that time.
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.
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.
The research was to find ways to control spread of HIV. The ad misleads by cherry pickking a handful of out-of-date votes to create the impression that
Simpson and Pelosi are in ideological lockstep. Suggesting any substantial
alliance between Simpson and Pelosi is ridiculous.
False statements on both sides played a part in the shocking loss by popular GOP House Majority Leader, Eric Cantor. Of particular concern was efforts to demonize any bipartisan effort toward immigration reform.
Republicans are the ones who blocked an expansive veterans’ bill that included
funding for the same 27 new clinics that Cassidy and the House passed
Most of the 13 cases cited
originated under and were first litigated by the Bush administration, and many had nothing to do with
This lie was debunked previously. Most of the litigation actually came in response to actions under the
Bush administration. The court wasn't even ruling on challenges to Obama’s executive
orders. (Such lies are a disgrace. Repeating them is worse.)
Common Core, a set of academic standards for math and English developed by education and non-profit groups, are designed to better prepare
students from all states for college and careers. They are not mandatory but states who adopt them may be able qualify for state education funding.
Data does not show and upward trend in apprehensions of individuals from those areas. Even if
it did, many apprehensions of people from these areas happen at airports
rather than land borders. Perry's is trying to justify his expensive surge at the border, but needs to use facts and truth
This is correct, however there have been at
least 14 suits over the past four decades filed by individual lawmakers
or groups of lawmakers.
Charts from Budget of the United States Government: Historical Tables Fiscal Year 2015
show spending by Bush increased 88%, while spending increased only 3.78% under Obama. Deficit increased to $1.4 trillion under Bush. Under Obama deficits have been reduced by about half to $.6 trillion. We have gone from losing around 850,000 jobs a month under Bush, to gaining over 200,000 jobs a month under Obama.
Presidents Reagan, Bush I, and Bush II all dealt with recessions by growing the government and increasing local and government jobs. But under Obama federal, state, and local government has
declined by more than half a million workers in the last three years.
Although Republicans have tried to improve outreach to female voters,
women still believe the party is "stuck in the past" and "intolerant." This study was commissioned by two conservative groups.
News reports and McCrum’s political record show he is not expressly
partisan, having contributing a few hundred dollars to a few people on
both sides of the aisle.
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.
Obama's November 2013 nominee, Dr. Vivek Murthy, has an MD from Yale, teaches at Harvard medical school, and has a long list of impressive medical credentials, but Senate
Republicans blocked his confirmation because of
alleged anti-gun leanings.
What a difference 58 years makes! The Republican Party is not the same Grand Old Party! Some of the issues have changed considerably since 1956, such
as the shift from focusing on post-war refugees to focusing on illegal
The point of gerrymandering is to give your opponents a small number of safe seats, while drawing yourself a larger number of seats that are not quite as safe. This practice of denying true representation is at least partly to blame for the lopsided Republican representation in the House.
Though Cruz insists he does not want a government shutdown, some of his Senate colleagues say that’s where his plan would end up.
Garner may not have died if he had not been obese, but most agree that it is unlikely this would not have happened to a white man. Rep. King only wishes race was not involved.
King minimized what the report said. Someone did die, an eye was lost, detainees were made to stand on broken limbs and deprived of sleep for 180 hours. One detainee suffered chronic hemorrhoids and anal fissure due to rectal feeding. All likely suffer with PTSD.
The U.S. sanctions have played a role in limited availability of technology. However, Rubio is right that the Cuban government has nearly complete control over the Internet.
Cecilia Abbott, with Hispanic roots through her mother and grandmother, will be the first Hispanic first lady since statehood. Other Hispanic women were first ladies only before Texas was a state.
The truth is Obama has continuously encouraged working with police to find solutions and has also repeatedly emphasized the importance of law enforcement and the fact that police officers have a dangerous job.
The email is flat-out wrong when it blames Democrats, and Obamacare for
the increases. The bulk of the tax hikes stem from a different bill
entirely -- one that received support from a large majority of Senate
Republicans and a significant minority of House Republicans.
While in office, Bush repeatedly said that he opposed gay marriage,
although he was reluctant at times to amend the state Constitution since
it was already banned in state law. He also opposed gay adults adopting
children. Since leaving office, Bush said that he supports "traditional
But they failed to do due diligence and were snookered, since the story
came from a publication that bills itself (quietly) as a "satirical,
The truth is less than a week after the ABC News broadcast reported the Wright-Obama connection in
2008, the story littered print and TV media. Meanwhile, a poll found
that 85 percent of Americans had at least some knowledge of the matter.
In fact, Obama has on multiple occasions proposed changing the tax code
so that it complies with the "Buffett rule," which attempts to ensure
that high-income people pay a certain percentage of their income in
taxes that is at least higher than what middle-class people pay.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report confirms the amount
of money was spent on a variety of things between 2005 and 2009, and other news organizations revealed the actual names of the two men, but additional information is needed.
Statements were made in an interview
with Katie Couric for Yahoo News, saying Clinton's policies are "20th century relics." It was not clear what issues he considered relics. He opposes gay marriage, addressing climate
change, many women's issues.
"Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to
Paris. (For all the wrong reasons.) Obama couldn't do it for right
reasons," Weber said in a tweet
, referring to Germany's occupation of Paris in 1940. White house says that presidential aides were caught off guard by the march’s massive size and attention, and there was no time to schedule security.
His amendment says that: (1) climate change is real;
(2) is caused by human activities;
(3) has already caused devastating problems in the US and world;
(4) must be resolved quickly or our entire planet suffer irreparable harm; and
(5) it is imperative that the US make the transition to
sustainable energy as rapidly as possible.
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.
First, the number is dubious. Comstock uses Kaiser’s 2008
survey as the base year for Obama. That means she’s blaming Obama for
some premiums that went into effect a year or more before he was
This seems to come directly from an article in the Daily Mail.
It’s most glaring defect is
that it compares a 10-year cumulative total to a single-year snapshot
of the number of people who gained insurance.
It’s well-established that this is not a Lincoln quote. Its real author was a politically
conservative minister and public speaker who was born several years
after Lincoln’s assassination.
Once you strip out senior citizens and school-age Americans, the number is less than half that.
The House passed a $30 billion funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, but added unrelated amendments to limit Obama's executive actions on immigration. Republicans have conceded that the bill can not pass in the Senate, yet they are willing to hold up Security funding in order to thwart immigration reform--then blame Democrats.
In reality besides some activity in pockets across the country, ISIS holds sway in Derna, but not so much in Benghazi.
The truth is Obama repeatedly praised American exceptionalism and
what it has offered the world, Obama also said, "I suspect that the
Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek
It’s safe to say around a million Texas adults fall into the coverage gap for making too little money to qualify for insurance subsidies and also remaining ineligible for Medicaid unless Texas expands access as encouraged by the Obamacare law and rejected by Perry and the state’s ruling Republicans.
There is no research that supports this point. The one study that
even begins to address the topic has too small a sample size -- and too
many variables -- to shed light on Carson's claim. Additionally, experts told us
the sex culture in prison is not comparable to sex culture outside of
prison, making it a bad analogy.
On our inquiry, Patrick acknowledged this was a misstatement. Indeed,
what he celebrated turned out to be incorrect and ridiculous.
Politifact doesn't know how Rubio came up with three sectors, and neither did
experts. The Rio Grande in south Texas, is one sector of late with a troubling amount of activity.
However, the number of people attempting to cross the border is down
considerably everywhere else.
First and foremost, Dobbs’ numbers are off. The most recent and best available statistics say the black unemployment rate is 1.9 times higher than the white unemployment rate in Ferguson (16 percent to 8.5 percent). Second, that has little to do with Obama.
The technology behind government electronic benefit cards blocks that. While the card could have cash value from another program such as TANF, no ATM would dispense cash based on a person’s food stamp allowance.
The allegations raised by skeptics like the author of The Telegraph the source of Perino, have had no effect on the consensus that the Earth has seen an increase in temperatures over the past 100 years.This claim has been debunked before. To continue to repeat it, moves this into realm of the ridiculous.
Politifact could not find a tally of conservative versus liberal complaints about troubles with Facebook. As for the algorithm, Facebook says there isn’t one. Users report violations and staff at Facebook review those reports.
Perry offers no proof or citation of where Paine wrote that phrase.
Two of Paine scholars tell us the quote didn’t originate with the
founding father and that the saying doesn’t appear in any of Paine’s
MSNBC's Rachel Maddow
was outraged that
Fox News normalized discrimination in
Ferguson's police department and municipal court. She reviewed the outrageous racist emails circulated among Ferguson officers on the job, then showed clips of Fox News' Megyn Kelly saying such offensive emails were common.
What Lindsey Graham is proposing to physically force members of
Congress to stay until they vote how he commands. MSN News says his plan violates constitutional
separation of powers in just about the most extreme way imaginable, by
forcing the executive branch's will on the legislature.
Giuliani attacks the Justice Department's scathing report of racial bias within the Ferguson Police Department, claiming that there was little evidence to prove racism within the department. On the contrary, most people can see plenty of evidence in the report.
The letter from Republican senators and the speech by Israeli Prime Minister contributed to the Ayatollah's belief that the US cannot be trusted.
Bush relied on another official’s speculation about how well schools
might meet disputed federal standards that don’t apply to Texas this
Every year, demonstrations in Tehran mark the Nov. 4 anniversary of
students taking over the U.S. embassy in 1979 and taking hostages. In fact, it’s not a holiday on the calendar at all nor is
it formally designated Death to America Day.
Cotton essentially puts words in Rice’s mouth when he says she
"conceded" that Iran will keep a "robust" enrichment capability. She
didn’t use those words in the AIPAC speech.
There is no evidence there ever was a letter from Kennedy. Limbaugh’s
statement rests on a 1983 KGB memo that said there was a verbal overture from a friend of Kennedy's to meet with Andropov.
Politifact doesn't have data on attacks committed by people with conceal-and-carry
permits. The gun data is based on an approximation using permit
revocations that may or may not accurately reflect the number of
"attacks." Also, the data is 10 years old.
Cruz cherry-picks a
timeframe that starts at an extremely warm year and ignores that the
first decade of the 21st century -- even as it’s been stable -- has been
the warmest on record. While scientists don’t deny that there’s been a
recent "pause" in warming, they expect it to be a temporary trend.
Beck made a few clear mistakes here. First, it appears he mistook Hamas
for Hezbollah. Second, Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah remain on the official,
and legally binding, State Department terror lists, as they have for
The truth is the big picture shows that any Republican candidate matched up against Clinton getting
approximately 40 percent of the votes.
Because it is so important that elected officials govern with true facts, and because we need to be able to trust our elected officials, we will highlight the overall record of some prominent politicians. Over 65% of Cruz statements were rated untrue. Only 17% of Cruz's 31 statements were true of mostly true.
Romney got it wrong when he spoke of all of her emails. 30,000 emails were turned over to the State Department.
Clinton did respond
to congressional subpoenas, and there is no proof she destroyed evidence
subject to a congressional investigation.
That’s not the case. During his tenure, he increased taxes on businesses, cigarettes, fireworks, diesel equipment and insurance.
The numbers cited by the meme are framed in a misleading way. The sum of money cited has been allotted
to a small fraction of all undocumented immigrant children in the United
States, and it isn’t going into their pockets as family earnings are.
Cook fairly summarized Bell’s legislation. But clarification was missing
in that the proposal wasn’t "being considered" by lawmakers either then
or when Politifact completed their review a couple of weeks later.
Campaigns are still discovering how they can exploit the freedom from
regulation that the Supreme Court has granted since its Citizens United
decision in 2010. NY Times suggests that Instead of debates among the candidates, let's go straight to the top — and ask for debates among their billionaire donors instead.
Existing cap-and-trade programs have not proven to be "devastating" in
their economic impact. While estimates for proposed programs vary, most
experts and analysts have found modest potential impact on the economy;
some even show a positive impact.
While the United States has reduced the number of warheads, it has also
been modernizing nuclear equipment and has plans to continue to do so.
Data reviewed by Politifact through May 14 showed that 18 permanent employees have been fired
for patient scheduling, record manipulation, appointment delays, and/or
Military spending exceeded $800 billion not counting spending on
conflicts abroad and other items not in the military’s nearly $500
billion base budget. Americans spend between $107 billion in 2005 to $153 billion to prepare and file tax returns according to GAO estimation.
Silverman forwarded a social media meme shortened with Paul’s comments to fit the available space. The meme has been abridged from the full quote, but PolitiFact saw no significant change in his meaning and also found no evidence that Paul
had backtracked on the views he expressed.
A group called ISIS didn’t exist while Bush was president, but
the roots of the organization were indeed present and operating under a
As far as claiming al-Qaida was "wiped out," most experts consider
that a stretch. The group’s power certainly diminished under Bush but it
wasn’t wiped out.
While this statement is true, the downturn actually happened during the recession in 2008.
Coulter, a conservative social and political commentator, based this statement on a study that counted all people of Mexican origin in the US.
But Coulter ignored that 65 percent of those were born in America and
about a third came from families in which both parents were born in
America. America couldn’t "take them in" because most have been
here for generations.
No, Cruz did not say this
. A fake audio
recording has been circulating online that purports to have captured Senator Ted Cruz referring to
President Obama with the racial slur commonly known as the 'N-word'.
Santorum, an Attorney not a scientist, does not agree with scientific data on global warming. He has repeatedly told
religious leaders to shy away from matters of science and focus more on
the church’s principles. Pope Francis on the other hand, does have a degree in Chemistry
, giving him a significant scientific background.
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.
America does have a large supply of petroleum, natural gas and coal.
But combining the three fuel sources together is like comparing fossil
fuel-based apples and oranges.
Just comparing straight numbers, Perry was right about coal, but wrong on natural gas and crude oil.
Democrats allied with Hillary Rodham Clinton
are mounting a nationwide legal battle seeking to single out voting laws in Texas
Carolina, New Jersey
, Ohio and Wisconsin
participation, especially among minorities, the poor and younger voters,
who disproportionately cast their ballots for Democrats.
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.
Most polls found by PolitiFact say around 60 percent favor same-sex marriage -- a high point. At the state level, the majority holds in most cases.
At times, Bush has supported a path to citizenship, and at other times
he hasn’t. He has said he might support a path to citizenship if it
could make it through the political process.
Studies show that while
the United States does consistently have one of the highest rates of
childhood poverty in the world, there are several OECD members with
higher rates, notably Israel and Mexico.
There is no evidence of any Mexican policy that pushes people out of
Mexico and into the United States. As it has been the case for decades, a
combination of economic and family factors accounts for most of the
migration from Mexico to the United States.
Presidential candidate and Sen. Lindsey Graham is furious about Fox News' rules for the first GOP primary debate
. Graham said Fox's poll-driven process is "destroying" the opportunity for all
of the scrappy, underfunded candidates to win over voters in the small,
early primary states.
overstates the amount of money spent to create and fix healthcare.gov,
and his claim that the website isn’t working -- and never did -- is
debunked by the fact that millions of Americans have signed up for
insurance through the site.
The Department of Defense issued a directive, not a law, in 1992-when Bush’s father was president. It did not ban firearms outright; it
limited them to military personnel who held certain jobs, such as
positions in law enforcement. The Army issued a regulation
implementing that directive in 1993 -- two months after Clinton was in
In fact, within the past two years, McCain has sponsored and helped enact
several major provisions to help veterans. He also devotes a significant
portion of his office staff for veterans casework.
The latest academic study shows that nearly all
women proceed with an abortion
even after seeing the ultrasound.
Ninety year-old ex-speaker of the US House, Jim Wright, no longer drives, and his faculty ID card from TCU, where he teaches, so he doesn't meet requirements to vote without a special affidavit. Even Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Wendy Davis had to get an affidavit in order to vote under the new laws.
To be specific, Border Patrol apprehensions in the targeted part of the
border region declined more than 70 percent through the second half of
2014. Unproven, however, is why that happened--and Perry’s statement
crediting the Texas deployment ignored potentially substantive factors
such as the Border Patrol staffing up and Mexico cracking down
The Taliban Five are known to be in Qatar, where they have been since
their release over a year ago. Qatar is considered neutral ground -- not
a battlefield -- and they are not allowed to leave the country.
The Department of Homeland Security says the number of illegal
immigrants was about 11.4 million as of January 2012. Other independent
groups that research illegal immigration put the number between 11 and
12 million. PolitiFact found no compelling evidence that the number could be as
high as Trump said.
This widely cited statistic is an estimate based on research that has
roots going back to the 1990s. But because federal agencies haven’t
provided new data, there’s little for analysts to use to provide an
Other courts would be bound by the Supreme Court’s precedent, making the ruling applicable throughout the nation.
The numbers back Clinton up, but it’s worth noting that luck, timing and
several other factors in the broader economy also play a role in
determining stock market performance.
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.
In 2013, he co-sponsored the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,
which was meant to prohibit abortions of unborn children more than 20
weeks into a pregnancy. It would have allowed exceptions in rape or
incest or if the life of the mother was threatened. He refused to say if he would let a woman die rather than abort.
GOP Debate moderator Megan Kelly pointed out that Trump has a history of sexist remarks on twitter and in public. He referred to women as “fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals.” He then took a jab at Kelly, and denied remembering many of the comments.
"There is no such thing as a politically correct war." "The skin doesn't make someone who they are."
PolitiFact.com has checked 45 of Cruz' statements
and determined that 35 have been Mostly False, False, or Pants-on-Fire.
Lindsey Graham is the only GOP candidate who regularly says that climate change is actually happening and humans are causing it, and he was attacked for it during the GOP debate. Other than that attack, global warming was not mentioned.
All seventeen GOP candidates are Christian, and all say they have had unique experiences with God and religion. Take the quiz and see how much you now about their religious beliefs.
Following the GOP debate where Trump jabbed at Megan Kelly, Trump told CNN,"You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever." He was promptly dumped from a keynote speaking role at a major Conservative rally. Trump's response is more insulting on twitter
Kasich defended Ohio's Medicaid expansion by saying, when skeptics arrive in heaven, "Saint Peter isn’t going to ask them how
small they’ve kept government, but what they have done for the poor.
" He quotes Matthew 25.
Healthy people are employable, and Medicaid money helps, rehabilitate prisoners and drug users, which saves money. Ohio's budget has a surplus and he has cut taxes.
There has been sparse polling over the years about what the public
thinks of socialism.
However, there are suggestions in the polling data that younger
Americans are more open to the idea of socialism, which they equate with
European social programs and Nordic-style social democracies.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a 2011 report that 873 miles
of the U.S. Mexico border was under "operational control." The other
1,120 miles, or about 56 percent, fell under two classifications "not
acceptable for border security." That doesn’t mean there is an utter
lack of control, but that the agency’s ability to detect or respond (or
both) to crossings was hampered by a lack of resources or
Bush points to reports that many criminal illegal immigrants have been
released, and there is evidence that it sometimes happens. But it is an
exaggeration to say that none are deported. Last year, ICE deported
about 86,000 illegal immigrants convicted of previous crimes.
Once you strip out full-time students, senior citizens, the disabled,
and those who have chosen not to work to take care of their children, a
more reasonable estimate of "out of work" Americans is somewhere in the
neighborhood of 21 million, or less than a quarter of Trump’s figure.
Meanwhile, he is flat wrong that the government reclassifies discouraged
workers as "employed."
The data found by PolitiFact shows that among countries more like America economically,
nations with stricter regulation have much lower rates of gun-related
The IPCC actually said it is "extremely likely" (meaning a 95 percent
confidence level) that humans are causing climate change; and it is "very likely" (meaning a 90 percent confidence level) that
greenhouses gases are the driver. And scientists overwhelmingly agree.
Santorum's claim is wrong on several fronts. (1) Richard Tol, the actual head of the IPCC, is an adviser to the Global Warming Policy Foundation, and
supports the 97% claim. The critic Santorum speaks of is just an economist who has collaborated with global-warming doubters and has since left the IPCC. (2) At least three surveys support the 97% claim.
The Black Lives Matter movement has been protesting police brutality and calling for criminal justice reform. Remarks like Palin's are exactly what creates the rage in the first place. Her bigotry dehumanizes people across the country and gives Christians a black eye.
Abortions were already declining.
So, half this claim draws on cherry-picked statistics from Abbott and the other half
lacks factual backup
Anyone born on Mexican soil is considered Mexican by nationality,
regardless of whether their parents are Mexican. No one in Mexico is considered a "citizen" by the
country’s Constitution until he or she turns 18.
The United States and Mexico are joined by more than 30 countries
around the world, predominantly in the Americas, that offer birthright
Trump's assessment of the refugee situation is badly mangled and is conflating two different sets of refugees: Those
534,000 reaching Europe by sea, who are mostly men, and the 4 million
Syrians in U.N. refugee camps, most of whom are women and children.
Cole is correct that the short-term funding bill that Congress is slated
to pass does not itself fund Planned Parenthood -- largely because this
bill addresses discretionary spending, while the vast majority of
Planned Parenthood’s federal funding comes from mandatory spending
through the Medicaid program.
Health care reforms established a marketplace for small businesses to sponsor health care coverage for their employees. Members of Congress get healthcare with government like other large companies, but their staff can use the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act just like their constituents would.
Planned Parenthood itself does not fund candidates, but affiliates who usually have "Planned Parenthood" in their name have legally spent "millions" to support women's health issues.
While Sanger indeed supported the eugenics movement, substantial
evidence shows that she was not racist and in fact worked closely with
black leaders and health care professionals.
Planned Parenthood’s most common pregnancy services in 2013 were
pregnancy tests (1.1 million services); HIV tests (704,000 services); emergency contraception kits (1.4
million services) and Pap tests (378,692 services). No federal money has paid for any abortion services, and there’s been no confirmation it sells
body parts for profit.
PolitiFact has found that the number of women with jobs increased by 416,000 during Obama’s first term.
Wages actually have risen for women since Obama took office.
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.
Tens of millions of Americans have truly benefited from the ACA, in big ways
(such as securing insurance for the first time) or smaller ways (paying
less for drugs under Medicare Part D).
None of the three Democrats running have proposed raising taxes except of the very rich, and there is no reasonable evidence that they would. Hillary says she wants to raise taxes on only those making over $250,00 per year.
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
Democrats have lost a significant number of seats and federal and state
offices throughout the Obama administration. The party as a whole,
however, is stable or has grown both in terms of the electorate and its
PolitiFact found no sign of Cruz proposing to give work permits to immigrants
living here without legal permission and no record of Cruz explicitly
saying he favored giving such residents legal status.
The numbers found by PolitiFact show that Democratic-led states recently received almost as
many refugees as -- and by some calculations, even more refugees than --
Republican-led states on a per capita basis.
Population and diet change alone will cause a 69 percent
increase in calorie demand by 2050, researchers say. Globally, income and urbanization has been growing rapidly for the past
five decades, and with that comes increased demand for food and a change
Cruz misquoted a study
of voting registration of
all felons (not just violent felons) after being released from prison in three states. It does not address their political choice when committing the crime. Less than half registered to vote after release, and most of those were Democrats.
The administration has plans to increase refugees admitted from all countries from 70,000 in 2015 to 100,000 in 2017 but it will be nothing close to the 250,000 figure touted by Trump.
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact has evaluated
86 of Donald Trump's statements. Of them only six were rated as true or partly true (14%). Fifty nine statements were considered false or mostly false (68%), and seventeen were rated pants on fire (19%).
As of 2/1/16 PolitiFact evaluated
127 statements by Marco Rubio. Of these 37 percent were determined to be true of mostly true. Twenty two percent were half true. Thirty seven percent were mostly false or false, and three percent were Pants-on-Fire.
As of 2/1/16, PolitiFact evaluated Seventy five statements by Jeb Bush. Forty-seven percent were found to be true or mostly true. Twenty two percent were half-true. Twenty-eight percent were mostly false or false, and two percent were pants-on-fire. View specific statements
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:
To be honest, Trump's comments are so all over the map. In the Debate in November 2015, Trump said wages are "too high" and he wouldn't raise the minimum. On May 8, 2016, edition
of NBC’s Meet the Press, He rambled about leaving it up to the states. On MSNBC
in August 2015, Trump said, "Having a low minimum wage is not a bad thing for this country." But when opponents quote him he calls them lairs.
There are more criminal acts in Germany these days because there are
more people, thanks to the influx of 1.1 million refugees in 2015 alone.
But the data suggest that the refugees tend to be better-behaved than the typical German.
China has a basic Value Added Tax of 17 percent, while the United States has
none. However, the VAT applies to most goods sold in China, regardless
of whether they were made in China or any other country. China’s tariffs are higher than those imposed by the United States,
but the Chinese exporters do face a tax when they sell in this country.
There is good evidence to support his overall idea, that the United
States gets less bang for its education buck than other developed
countries. But Trump overstated U.S. spending by 500 percent. We’re not
No. 1 in spending, by several different ways of measuring.
Trump made this claim in the Feb. 6, 2016, New Hampshire GOP debate, but in fact he never spoke out against the war until a year after the invasion. Trump now says, "We should bomb the oil", even if it hurts the atmosphere, and "take the oil".
Trump is referring to a highly questionable poll conducted by the Center for Security
Policy. Experts question the methodology and
the dubiously large percentages of respondents who said they were
unaware of ISIS or al-Qaida. Even an official with the Center for
Security Policy cautioned against generalizing the poll results to the
entire Muslim-American community.
Trump has repeatedly called climate change a "hoax" in speeches, tweets
and media appearances, and while he hasn’t necessarily repeated the
charge that China "invented" climate change, he has said as recently as
Jan. 18, 2016, that action on climate change "is done for the benefit of
Clinton supports easing how the criminal justice system treats nonviolent offenders. Trumps claim is pure fabrication.
With threats around the world like war, terrorism,
kidnappings, and other violence, U.S. cities are nowhere near the most dangerous in the world. Four American cities — though not Oakland or Ferguson — have some of
the highest murder rates in the world. However, with vast differences in reporting, experts told us homicide
rates alone are not enough to gauge whether a city is dangerous or not.
That wasn't the case the first time Clinton claimed this. But now two
different terror groups have used Trump's words in propaganda videos. In one case jihadist propaganda, as reported by the Wall Street Journal
. urges American Muslims to leave the United States and join ISIS.
Reports from respected nonpartisan research groups calculate that the
0.1 percent -- those making more than $3.7 million per year -- would
receive 18 percent of the tax cuts under Trump’s proposal. The bottom 60
percent of taxpayers, meanwhile, would enjoy only 16.4 percent of the
She has repeatedly said she wants to
protect the right to bear arms while enacting measures to prevent gun
violence. There is no evidence she wants to abolish the Second Amendment,
Some states do have same-day voter registration, but people have to provide the same level of identification as when
registering in advance. Experts told us there is no additional risk of
non-citizens casting ballots in states with same-day voter registration,
nor is there any evidence that this occurs.
The United States is 31st among Industrialized nations in tax revenue as percentage of GDP (26.0%). We are 17th regarding Corporate tax revenue (2.6%). and we are
19th as percentage of GDP
Tax revenue per capita
In fact this bill actually funds the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the very agency tasked with keeping undocumented immigrants out.
No matter how you calculate unemployment rates, Trumps numbers are totally fabricated.
The footage used to support this outrageous point actually shows African migrants
streaming over a border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of
Melilla, more than 5,000 miles away.
A day after a black activist was kicked and punched by voters at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama, Trump tweeted an image packed with racially loaded with fictitious murder statistics. The stats show that 82% of whites are killed by other whites -Not 16% as Trump stated; and 15% of whites are killed by blacks- not the 82% Trump fabricated.
The Washington Post
found that of the 167 charities to which
Trump had pledged money since 2008, only one donation was actually on
the books -- for less than $10,000.
In May 2016, under pressure from the news media, Trump made good on a pledge he made to veterans, four months earlier: For 15 years Trump has publicly pledged to donate through his various enterprises: “The
Apprentice.” Trump Vodka. Trump University. Etc.If he
had honored all those pledges, his gifts to charity would have
topped $8.5 million. He set up a foundation to funnel donations, but hasn't donated to it since 2009.