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Ted Cruz: The Supreme Court’s views "are radically out of step with public opinion" regarding its decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ted Cruz says Supreme Court on same-sex marriage is out of step with public, but polls don’t agree
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<p>The Supreme Court&rsquo;s decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide isn&rsquo;t what the American people wanted, says Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. Cruz, who is running for president, is an outspoken critic of the court&rsquo;s 5-4 ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges that overturned the country&rsquo;s remaining same-sex marriage bans. In an interview on Morning Edition&nbsp;June 29, NPR&rsquo;s Steve Inskeep talked with Cruz about how he and other Republicans will respond. &quot;The concern of conservatives seems to be that the court was following public opinion,&quot; Inskeep said. &quot;Same-sex marriage, for example, is much more popular than it used to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/01/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-supreme-court-same-sex-marriage-out-/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;By one leading measure, what business owners pay out in wages and salaries is now finally growing faster than what they spend on health insurance&quot; for the first time in 17 years.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Are wages finally growing faster than health insurance costs?
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<p>Even if you&rsquo;re not a direct beneficiary of Obamacare, you&rsquo;ve reaped its benefits, said President Barack Obama in response to the Supreme Court&rsquo;s ruling upholding elements of the Affordable Care Act. &quot;By one leading measure, what business owners pay out in wages and salaries is now finally growing faster than what they spend on health insurance. That hasn&#39;t happened in 17 years,&quot; he said on June 25. Obama&rsquo;s point is that employers have been spending more and more on health care, so they couldn&rsquo;t increase wages. Now, he says, health care costs are reined in, which means ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/30/barack-obama/are-wages-finally-growing-faster-health-insurance-/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;We are the only major country on Earth that doesn&#39;t guarantee health care to all people as a right.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Bernie Sanders: U.S. 'only major country' that doesn't guarantee right to health care
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<p>The U.S. Supreme Court&rsquo;s recent ruling on Obamacare subsidies kept the program rolling, and&nbsp;Sen. Bernie Sanders was totally celebrating. &nbsp;Still, the independent from Vermont who is running as a Democrat for president told ABC News host George Stephanopoulos that the nation was far from out of the woods on health care. &quot;We still have 35 million Americans without insurance,&quot; Sanders said on June 28, 2015, during an interview on This Week. &quot;We need to join the rest of the industrialized world. We are the only major country on Earth that doesn&rsquo;t guarantee health care to all people as a right.&quot; ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/29/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-us-only-major-country-doesnt-guaran/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: Public support for abortion &quot;is actually going down a little bit,&quot; polls show.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump: Pro-choice polling numbers declining
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<p>Donald Trump, who in 1999 said he &quot;was strongly pro-choice,&quot; says he&#39;s now against&nbsp;abortions and will nominate Supreme Court justices who share his stance.&nbsp; During an interview with CNN&#39;s Jake Tapper,&nbsp;Trump suggested his shift in position mirrors the feelings of the American public. &quot;In terms of polling, the pro-choice (support) is going down a little bit,&quot; Trump said. &quot;It&rsquo;s very interesting.&quot; Is that true? The most recent polling we could find comes out of Gallup. In May of this year, the polling group found&nbsp;50 percent of Americans identify as pro-choice, compared ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/28/donald-trump/trump-pro-choice-polling-numbers-declining/">>> More</a>  more...
Bloggers: &quot;Lincoln was fervently making plans to send all freed slaves to the jungles of Central America once the (Civil War) was over. &hellip; The only thing that kept this from happening was his assassination.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did Abraham Lincoln plan to send ex-slaves to Central America after the Civil War?
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<p>The debate over whether states should allow the Confederate battle flag in close proximity to their state capitol -- reignited by the June 17 killing of nine African-American worshippers in a historic church in South Carolina -- has intensified discussion of slavery and the Civil War on social media. A reader recently asked us to check out claims repeated in a variety of places on the Internet that offer a revisionist history of the Civil War, with a sympathetic spin on behalf of the Confederacy. Here, we&rsquo;ll focus on one of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/26/blog-posting/did-abraham-lincoln-plan-send-ex-slaves-central-am/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: American&nbsp;schools are &quot;more segregated than they were in the 1960s.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | American schools are 'more segregated than they were in the 1960s,' says Hillary Clinton
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<p>Speaking at a black church near Ferguson, Mo., Hillary Clinton applauded efforts to remove Confederate flags before challenging America to own up to its racist past and confront &quot;hard truths&quot; about bigotry in the present. The shooting in Charleston, S.C., was no isolated incident, but an extreme manifestation of institutionalized racism, she said. &quot;The truth is equality, opportunity, civil rights in America are still far from where they need to be,&quot; Clinton said on June 23. &quot;Our schools are still segregated, in fact, more segregated than they were in the 1960s.&quot; The Supreme Court declared ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/25/hillary-clinton/american-schools-are-more-segregated-they-were-196/">>> More</a>  more...
Cornell William Brooks: &quot;We have at least 200,000 to 300,000 hate crimes in a given year.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | How many hate crimes are there in the United States each year?
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<p>After the Charleston church shooting, residents of the South Carolina city came together to rally behind the families of the nine victims. One notable moment came during suspect Dylann Roof&rsquo;s arraignment, when a relative of one of the dead told him, &quot;You hurt me. You hurt a lot of people. But God forgives you. I forgive you.&quot; Some pundits see the response as proof that race relations in the United States are improving; others are more skeptical, with many pointing out that the number of hate crimes committed has remained stubbornly steady and worryingly high. NAACP President ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/25/cornell-william-brooks/how-many-hate-crimes-are-there-united-states-2/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: &quot;Under the Affordable Care Act, anyone on Medicare who is admitted to a hospital for observation will be responsible for the bill. Medicare won&#39;t pay a cent.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Chain email says Medicare won't pay for 'observational' stay in hospital due to Obamacare
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<p>A reader recently sent us a chain email we hadn&rsquo;t seen before. The lengthy missive, purportedly written by a &quot;senior gentleman in Mesa, Arizona,&quot; details a visit to a hospital made contentious by Medicare payment rules. The anonymous author claims to have experienced &quot;a medical situation that made it very clear that the &lsquo;Affordable Care Act&rsquo; is neither affordable, nor do they care.&quot; The full email, which is lengthy, is accessible in its entirety here. But briefly, the author relates what happened after he sought treatment for a suspected urinary-tract infection. After collapsing in a local ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/25/chain-email/chain-email-says-medicare-wont-pay-observational-s/">>> More</a>  more...
Chris Christie: On Common Core.&nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Full Flop | Chris Christie says parent and teacher complaints prompted change on Common Core
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<p>New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie&rsquo;s recent changes to the state&rsquo;s education policy don&rsquo;t exactly quell rumors that he plans to enter the 2016 GOP presidential field. On May 28, Christie announced the end of the existing Common Core standards in New Jersey. &quot;It&#39;s now been five years since Common Core was adopted. And the truth is that it&#39;s simply not working,&quot; he said. &quot;Instead of solving problems in our classrooms, it is creating new ones.&quot; This is not the first time critics have accused Christie of flip-flopping on Common Core -- the state-based educational standards aimed ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/24/chris-christie/christie-says-parent-and-teacher-complaints-prompt/">>> More</a>  more...
Jeb Bush: &quot;The party in the White House&quot; is responsible for &quot;a massive tax increase on the middle class.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Jeb Bush: Obama caused 'massive' tax increase on middle class
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<p>After six years with a Democrat in the White House, middle-class Americans face a bigger tax bill than they did before, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said in a speech launching his 2016 presidential campaign. &quot;The party now in the White House is planning a no-suspense primary, for a no-change election,&quot; he said in his June 15 remarks in Miami. &quot;They are responsible for the slowest economic recovery ever, the biggest debt increases ever, a massive tax increase on the middle class, the relentless buildup of the regulatory state, and the swift, mindless drawdown of a military that ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jun/23/jeb-bush/jeb-bush-obama-caused-massive-tax-increase-middle-/">>> More</a>  more...

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