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Chain email: "The President wants the U.S. to sign on to the U.N.’s International Criminal Court."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Chain email says Barack Obama wants U.S. to join International Criminal Court
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<p>A reader recently sent us an email that had a meandering -- but strongly critical -- message of opposition to President Barack Obama. The email, which can be read in its entirety here, urges veterans and their families to vote in the 2014 midterm elections in order to send Obama a message. Here are excerpts: &quot;The President, the Commander in Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult, that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight. Nothing has been done to stop our troops from being murdered by the Afghanis ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/24/chain-email/chain-email-says-barack-obama-wants-us-joint-inter/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: &quot;More than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months. This is more than the combined total of the nine years before.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Chain email says 'more than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months'
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<p>A reader recently sent us an email that had a meandering -- but strongly critical -- message of opposition to President Barack Obama. The email -- which can be read in its entirety here -- urges veterans and their families to vote in the 2014 midterm elections in order to send Obama a message. Here are excerpts: &quot;The President, the Commander in Chief, has made the Rules of Engagement (ROE) so difficult that our troops are often killed before they can even get permission to fight,&quot; the email says. &quot;Nothing has been done to stop our troops from ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/24/chain-email/chain-email-says-more-1000-american-soldiers-have-/">>> More</a>  more...
Mike McFadden: Says Al Franken &quot;voted to exempt himself and Congress from enrolling in (the Affordable Care Act marketplaces).&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | GOP challenger says Al Franken voted to exempt himself from health care law
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<p>Republican Mike McFadden claims his midterm opponent, incumbent Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., wanted to excuse himself from the health care reform&rsquo;s requirement to buy insurance on the marketplace. &quot;What&rsquo;s Minnesota gotten from Al Franken?&quot; the narrator asks in McFadden&rsquo;s April 17&nbsp;TV ad &quot;Miss,&quot; a $9,800 buy. In the background, a hockey player misses each shot he takes. &quot;Record spending, over 40 votes for higher taxes and Franken voted for Obamacare. Then voted to exempt himself and Congress from enrolling in it. For Minnesota, it was miss after miss after miss.&quot; McFadden&rsquo;s argument gets it wrong and hinges on a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/24/mike-mcfadden/gop-challenger-says-al-franken-voted-exempt-himsel/">>> More</a>  more...
The Tax Foundation: &quot;Americans will spend more on taxes in 2014 than they will on food, clothing and housing combined.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Do Americans pay more in taxes than in food, clothing and housing?
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<p>With the April 15 tax deadline a fresh memory, Americans have seen an uptick in social media posts about taxes. One reader saw a Facebook post and forwarded it to us, asking whether it was accurate. &quot;Americans will spend more on taxes in 2014 than they will on food, clothing and housing combined,&quot; the post said, and it included a chart showing that the combination of state, local and federal taxes exceeded the amount spent on food, clothing and housing. The post was credited to the Tax Foundation, a think tank that generally has a pro-business leaning. The claim sounded ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/23/tax-foundation/do-americans-pay-more-taxes-food-clothing-and-hous/">>> More</a>  more...
Kay Hagan: Says North Carolina Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis &quot;called Obamacare &lsquo;a great idea.&rsquo; &quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kay Hagan says GOP rival Thom Tillis called Obamacare 'a great idea'
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<p>In her quest to win a second term, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., has been hit hard by attacks over her vote for Obamacare. In a recent radio ad, she fights back, charging that her potential Republican opponent, state House Speaker Thom Tillis, actually said he liked the health care law. Here&rsquo;s a portion of the narration in Hagan&rsquo;s ad: &quot;Politicians. These days, you&rsquo;ve got to watch them close. Real close. Here&rsquo;s Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis describing Obamacare: (Audio clip of Tillis) &rsquo;It&rsquo;s a great idea.&rsquo; That&rsquo;s right. Thom Tillis called Obamacare &lsquo;a great idea.&rsquo; That was on ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/22/kay-hagan/kay-hagan-says-gop-rival-thom-tillis-called-obamac/">>> More</a>  more...
Americans For Tax Reform: &quot;Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes, says anti-tax group
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<p>President Barack Obama is no stranger to the charge that he likes to raise taxes. But a new report from an anti-tax group says he&rsquo;s actually proposed raising taxes more than 400 times. &quot;Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes since taking office,&quot; said Americans for Tax Reform in an April 14 press release. &quot;History tells us what Obama was able to do. This list reminds us of what Obama wanted to do,&rsquo;&quot; said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, in the statement. The group released a list of 442 measures the group considered a tax increase, divided ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/22/americans-tax-reform/obama-has-proposed-442-tax-hikes-says-anti-tax-gro/">>> More</a>  more...
Democratic National Committee: &quot;One thing that is much more unpopular than the Affordable Care Act is repealing the Affordable Care Act.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Which is more unpopular: Obamacare or repealing Obamacare?
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<p>Searching for painted eggs. Brunch with the family. Heading to church dressed in Sunday best. Debating health care. Maybe not all of those fit in your Easter morning routine, but when you&#39;re a spokesman for one of the two major parties in this election climate, even when people are celebrating a holiday, you&rsquo;re talking Obamacare. As was the case April 20, 2014, on CNN&rsquo;s State of the Union, where Democratic National Committee spokesman Mo Elleithee and Republican National Committee spokesman Sean Spicer jousted over the Affordable Care Act&rsquo;s potential impact on the 2014 midterms. When asked about Sen. Mary ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/21/democratic-national-committee/which-more-unpopular-obamacare-or-repealing-obamac/">>> More</a>  more...
John Kerry: &quot;In the last couple of days, notices were sent (by officials in Ukraine) to Jews in one city indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | John Kerry says Jews in eastern Ukraine told to register
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<p>Editor&rsquo;s note: After receiving reader feedback on this rating, we expanded the &quot;our ruling&quot; section on April 21, 2014, to more fully explain our reasoning for the rating. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke from Geneva on Thursday with appalling news about religious intolerance in the Ukrainian-Russian crisis. &quot;In the last couple of days, notices were sent to Jews in one city indicating that they had to identify themselves as Jews,&quot; Kerry said. &quot;In the year 2014, after all of the miles traveled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable; it&#39;s grotesque.&quot; ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/18/john-kerry/john-kerry-says-jews-eastern-ukraine-told-register/">>> More</a>  more...
Gary Peters: Says opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act is part of the Koch brothers&rsquo; agenda.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Gary Peters says Koch brothers oppose Paycheck Fairness Act
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<p>Criticizing the Koch brothers and hitting Republicans for opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act are two key tenets of the Democratic midterm playbook. So when we found the Democrat in Michigan&rsquo;s open Senate race combining those attacks against his Republican opponent, effectively killing two birds with one stone &mdash; er, press release &mdash; we thought it deserved another look. Here&rsquo;s the backstory: Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., is a co-sponsor to the House version of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that builds on the Equal Pay Act, in hopes of increasing pay transparency in the workplace. The Senate version of the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/18/gary-peters/gary-peters-says-koch-brothers-oppose-paycheck-fai/">>> More</a>  more...
Louie Gohmert: &quot;Eighty percent of Wall Street executives and their spouses&#39; donations go to Democrats.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says 80 percent of individual donations from Wall Street go to Democrats
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<p>You&rsquo;ll often hear Democratic politicians decry income inequality and the pattern of the rich getting richer. But at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit -- a gathering in Manchester, N.H., sponsored by the conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United -- Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, got into the action, too. Gohmert, though, took aim at Democrats for hypocrisy. &quot;The dirty little secret on Wall Street: Eighty percent of the Wall Street executives&rsquo; and their spouses&#39; donations go to Democrats,&quot; Gohmert said. &quot;It&rsquo;s like they&rsquo;ve got some kind of little sweet deal, where we&rsquo;ll call you fat cats and demean ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/17/louie-gohmert/texas-republican-rep-louie-gohmert-says-80-percent/">>> More</a>  more...

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