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Patriot Majority USA: A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Liberal PAC says Senate candidate Thom Tillis’ tax plan will 'overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy'
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<p>Controversial changes to North Carolina&rsquo;s tax code passed under Thom Tillis&rsquo; leadership are now a target in his Senate campaign. In 2013, the North Carolina government received national attention for a wave of conservative legislation. The Republican-dominated General Assembly -- with Tillis as speaker of the House -- passed laws increasing voter ID requirements, lowering business regulations, upping restrictions on abortion providers, tightening education spending and trimming unemployment benefits. Now, Patriot Majority USA, a liberal political action committee, has released a television ad saying Tillis&rsquo; policies have disproportionately benefited the wealthy. The ad notes in particular ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/25/patriot-majority-usa/liberal-pac-says-senate-candidate-thom-tillis-tax-/">>> More</a>  more...
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit compared the health care law to buying a pepperoni and ham pizza from Domino&#39;s or Pizza Hut.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | DNC Chair says Fourth Circuit court used pizza analogy to uphold health care law
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<p>What does cheap pizza have to do with health care &mdash; other than if you eat too much, you might need to see a doctor? Apparently, it&rsquo;s the perfect metaphor to explain why a key provision in the Affordable Care Act is legal. That&rsquo;s what we heard from Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. During a July 22 Las Vegas TV appearance, the Florida congresswoman discussed two new dueling court decisions on the health care law. She said the court that sided with President Barack Obama&rsquo;s administration made a compelling, albeit cheesy, argument. &quot;The language in the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz/dnc-chair-says-fourth-circuit-court-used-pizza-ana/">>> More</a>  more...
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: &quot;There were 36 states where Republicans who were in charge refused to implement a state (health insurance) exchange.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Debbie Wasserman Schultz says GOP governors blocked state insurance markets in 36 states
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<p>Two recent federal court cases, both about federal subsidies for health insurance, came within hours of each other this week, putting the future of the Affordable Care Act into question. In Halbig vs. Burwell, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a 2-1 ruling that said people in states that don&#39;t operate their own marketplaces can&#39;t get subsidies. But a few hours later, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reached the opposite conclusion in King vs. Burwell. Their unanimous decision upheld the legality of the subsidies for all states, even ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/24/debbie-wasserman-schultz/debbie-wasserman-schultz-says-gop-governors-blocke/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;We&#39;ve recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Barack Obama says U.S. has recovered from recession better than almost every advanced country
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<p>While his critics decry his economic policies, President Barack Obama keeps insisting that he&rsquo;s had economic success. In a speech in Wilmington, Del., last week, Obama offered several pieces of evidence that, in his view, suggests that the country is rebounding from the recession. Unemployment is at its lowest rate since 2008, he noted; the auto industry is &quot;booming,&quot; America is making more oil than it imports, and the deficit has been cut in half, he added. All told, Obama said, &quot;we&rsquo;ve recovered faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth.&quot; That final claim ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/23/barack-obama/obama-us-has-recovered-recession-better-almost-eve/">>> More</a>  more...
Mitch McConnell: Says a new report shows the &quot;devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mitch McConnell claims 'devastating' tax increase on middle class looming due to health care law
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<p>Coal and health care are the two dominant themes in Kentucky&rsquo;s hotly contested U.S. Senate race. Sen. Mitch McConnell&rsquo;s campaign saw an opportunity to attack his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, on the second issue after a new report came out on the country&rsquo;s long-term fiscal health. &quot;Alison Lundergan Grimes fully supports the implementation of Obamacare and the devastating tax hikes it will have on middle-class Kentuckians,&quot; McConnell spokeswoman Allison Moore said in a press release on July 17. The press release included several links to and excerpts from a July 16 ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/23/mitch-mcconnell/mitch-mcconnell-claims-devastating-tax-increase-mi/">>> More</a>  more...
Fresh Start PA: Under Gov. Tom Corbett, &quot;Pennsylvania ranks 49th in job creation.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Democratic group says Pennsylvania is 49th in job creation under Gov. Tom Corbett
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<p>Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, remains one of the most vulnerable incumbent governors running this year. Elected to his first term in 2010, Corbett now trails Democratic challenger Tom Wolf by more than 20 points in most recent polls. Despite Wolf&rsquo;s lead, pro-Democratic groups are leaving nothing to chance. One of these is Fresh Start PA, a political action committee running parallel to the state Democratic Party. It&rsquo;s headed by Katie McGinty, one of the Democratic primary challengers Wolf defeated, and its senior strategist is veteran Pennsylvania Democratic consultant Mike Mikus. Here&rsquo;s the text of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/22/fresh-start-pa/democratic-group-says-pennsylvania-49th-job-creati/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: The number of jobs created and people lifted out of poverty during Bill Clinton&rsquo;s presidency was &quot;a hundred times&quot; what it was under President Ronald Reagan.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Hillary Clinton says economic stats were 100 times better under Bill Clinton than Ronald Reagan
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<p>With the nation mired in a long, slow recovery from the Great Recession, the past tends to have a rosy glow. Republicans like to tout the halcyon days of President Ronald Reagan, while Democrats fondly remember the era of President Bill Clinton. During a recent interview on the Charlie Rose show on PBS, Hillary Clinton -- who had a front-row seat for the Bill Clinton era as first lady -- made clear her economic role model as she continues to weigh a 2016 presidential run. &quot;If I just were to compare Reagan&rsquo;s eight years with Bill&rsquo;s eight years, it&rsquo;s like ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/21/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-economic-stats-were-100-times/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Says former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said that &quot;if the workers are more insecure, that&#39;s very healthy for the society&quot; because &quot;they&#39;ll serve the masters gladly and passively.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Social media meme says Alan Greenspan said insecure workers 'serve the masters gladly'
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<p>Amid a stubbornly slow economic recovery, a reader recently forwarded us a social media post taking aim at former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan for using callous language about worker insecurity. The post features images of Greenspan and says: I am Alan And, I used to run the Federal Reserve. And, I actually said this: If the workers are more insecure, that&#39;s very healthy for the society, because if workers are insecure they won&#39;t ask for wages, they won&#39;t go on strike, they won&#39;t call for benefits; they&#39;ll serve the masters gladly and passively. And that&#39;s optimal for corporations. The ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/21/facebook-posts/social-media-meme-says-alan-greenspan-said-insecur/">>> More</a>  more...
John Kerry: In Syria, &quot;we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Kerry: We got '100 percent' of chemical weapons out of Syria
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<p>There&rsquo;s no other way to say it: The world events of the past week have been crazy. We saw the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane over Ukraine and Israel launching a military ground campaign in Gaza. Add in the ongoing flood of Central American children on the U.S. southern border and the extension of a temporary nuclear deal with Iran, and Secretary of State John Kerry had his hands full as he navigated the Sunday talk show circuit. Kerry appeared on every network, a feat that&rsquo;s been dubbed the &quot;Full Ginsberg.&quot; On NBC&rsquo;s Meet the Press, Kerry ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/20/john-kerry/kerry-we-got-100-percent-chemical-weapons-out-syri/">>> More</a>  more...
John Kerry: &quot;The so-called defense minister of the People&#39;s Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Kerry: Ukrainian separatist 'bragged' on social media about shooting down Malaysia Flight 17
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<p>John Kerry made a strong case Sunday tying Ukrainian separatists to the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Kerry spoke on all the major networks about what he knows so far about MH 17, the Boeing 777 carrying nearly 300 people that was shot down over eastern Ukraine July 17. The evidence clearly points to Ukraine&rsquo;s Russian separatists, who have already shot down 12 Ukrainian military planes, he said. Kerry&rsquo;s cache of evidence included a flow of major weapons (including tanks and rocket launchers) from Russia to the rebels over the past month. And he says the Russians ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/20/john-kerry/kerry-ukrainian-separatist-bragged-social-media/">>> More</a>  more...

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