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  • 6/11/2015
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Brad Woodhouse: The New York Times "had to retract" its story that Hillary Clinton's email handling

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Dem operative Woodhouse says NYT retracted charges of illegality in Clinton email story Questions about Hillary Clinton's handling of her email records during her time as secretary of state are likely to dog her throughout her presidential campaign. But the c ......

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  • 6/10/2015
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Bloggers: "U.S. Embassy Celebrates America's Independence on June 4th in Order to Accommodate Muslim

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Social media posts say U.S. Embassy moved July 4 celebration to June 4 to 'accommodate' Ramadan There's a new outrage at the Obama administration in the social media universe, this time for actions that seem to place Muslim sensibilities above good old-fashi ......

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Are red light cameras a ‘scam,’ as Marco Rubio says? PolitiFact Florida takes a closer look. http://ow.ly/O5VMM
Serious news about U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential campaign nearly screeched to a halt amid a New York Times blog post about his four traffic violations over 18 years. The June 5 report noted that Rubio’s wife Jeanette had 13 tickets. His violations included careless driving, speeding, run... Go To Post

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Hillary Clinton revisits Fla's '00 & '04 voter purges when Jeb Bush was governor. PolitiFact Florida gives her Mostly True ow.ly/O5Vfm
In a speech calling for an expansion of voting rights, Hillary Clinton attacked what she described as efforts to restrict voting by Republican governors thinking of running for president, including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.... Go To Post

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Today's scary stat: 47% of Americans say they can't afford an unexpected $400 expense. Via PunditFact http://ow.ly/O5jur
The economic struggles of ordinary Americans are getting a good airing this presidential season and a statistical finding from the Federal Reserve provides ammunition for a candidate in either party who wants to make the case that too many people have been left behind. Washington Post reporter Hunte... Go To Post

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  • 6/9/2015
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Hillary Clinton: "Former Gov. Rick Perry signed a law that a federal court said was actually written

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | A federal court said Rick Perry okayed a law intended to discriminate, says Hillary Clinton In a speech at Texas Southern University, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton had no qualms condemning GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry in his home state. "Fo ......

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  • 6/9/2015
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Hillary Clinton: "In New Jersey, Gov. Christie vetoed legislation to extend early voting."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton says Chris Christie vetoed early voting 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton went after Republicans by name for repeatedly restricting voting rights in a policy speech at Texas Southern University on June 4, 2015. She singled out ......

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  • 6/8/2015
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Bobby Jindal: On Common Core.

The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Bobby Jindal's change of position on Common Core Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't expected to announce his candidacy for president until June 24, but he's already firing shots at future competitors. In response to Sen. Rand Paul's comments in late May on the ......

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Texas sheriff: "We’re the only nation in the world that does not use the military to secure our border." Just look north to Canada! bit.ly/1KS28CT
A Texas sheriff was emphatic about the United States being alone on the planet in relying on non-military agencies to patrol its borders. Midland County Sheriff Gary Painter also was incorrect, we found. A Midland Reporter-Telegram news story posted online May 10, 2015 — in the wake of the Islamic S... Go To Post

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Fox debate rules would have kept Bill Clinton off the 1992 stage, Rick Santorum says. ow.ly/NZLGi
Republicans have a bumper crop of presidential candidates, and it has created a traffic problem for the television networks that help put on the debates. At last count, there are 10 confirmed contenders (Rick Perry, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Carly Fiori... Go To Post

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Lincoln Chafee cited Ronald Reagan to make the case for the metric system. His claim was a few meters off. ow.ly/NZLKC
When former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced he was joining the 2016 Democratic primary race, some people scratched their heads when he said switching to the metric system would be one of his goals as president. Of the world’s major countries, only the United States, Liberia and Myanmar do... Go To Post

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PunditFact's wrap up of the Sunday shows is out. On CNN, Lincoln Chafee said Ronald Reagan was for the metric system. (We found the claim off a few yards, or meters) http://ow.ly/NZLv4
Longshot Democratic presidential hopeful Lincoln Chafee wants to put the country on the metric system. Did Republican icon Ronald Reagan want to as well? That’s what Chafee suggested Sunday in an interview with CNN.... Go To Post

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  • 6/7/2015
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Rick Santorum: If Fox News' presidential debate rules had been in place during the 1992 ele

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Fox's debate rules would have kept Bill Clinton off the stage in 1992 election, Rick Santorum says Republicans have a bumper crop of presidential candidates, and it has created a traffic problem for the television networks that help put on the debates. At l ......

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  • 6/7/2015
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Lincoln Chafee: Says Ronald Reagan "talked about" converting the United States to the metric system.

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Lincoln Chafee says Ronald Reagan talked about converting to the metric system When former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee announced he was joining the 2016 Democratic primary race, some people scratched their heads when he said switching to the metric system ......

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Comparing Fox's coverage of the Duggar family scandal before and after Megyn Kelly scored an exclusive interview.
It’s been a big week for Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, chosen by the famous Duggar family of TLC’s 19 Kids and Counting to exclusively air their side of the story involving the oldest Duggar son molesting five minors, including his sisters, a decade ago. But to some observers, Fox’s intense promotion... Go To Post