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Peter King: The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Peter King: U.S. had 'allies lined up' for air strikes in Syria before Obama 'pulled the rug out'
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<p>Sunday marked the one-year point from President Barack Obama&rsquo;s Aug. 31, 2013, Rose Garden address seeking congressional approval to conduct air strikes in Syria against Bashar al-Assad&rsquo;s regime. Twelve months later, the situation in Syria remains a troubling international crisis, amplified by the growing presence of the terrorist group Islamic State, also known as ISIS, throughout the region. Across all five major Sunday political shows, Republicans &mdash; and even some Democrats &mdash; criticized the administration&rsquo;s response to the unrest, with many politicians and pundits leaching on to Obama&rsquo;s remark Thursday that &quot;we don&rsquo;t have a strategy yet&quot; for dealing with ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/31/peter-king/peter-king-us-had-allies-lined-air-strikes-syria-o/">>> More</a>  more...
Burger King: After merging with Tim Hortons of Canada, Burger King is &quot;not moving. &hellip; Our headquarters will remain in Miami&quot; and &quot;(we) will continue to pay all of our federal, state and local U.S. taxes.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Burger King says it's 'not moving' and 'will continue to pay all' of its taxes
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<p>When Burger King, the American fast-food icon, announced a deal to join forces with the Canadian coffee-and-donuts giant Tim Hortons, the reaction was swift. Burger King, it turned out, would become part of a Canadian parent company, potentially resulting in significant savings on what it pays in U.S. taxes -- a maneuver known as a corporate tax &quot;inversion.&quot; Politicians, and ordinary Americans, cried foul. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, urged customers to bring their fast-food cravings to two companies that have long operated from Ohio -- Wendy&rsquo;s and White Castle. &quot;Burger King has always said &lsquo;Have it Your Way,&rsquo;&nbsp;&quot; Brown said ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/29/burger-king/burger-king-says-its-not-moving-and-will-continue-/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Bernie Sanders says tax share paid by corporations has fallen from 33% to 9% since 1952
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<p>As politicians and commentators were criticizing decisions by companies to shift their corporate headquarters overseas in order to cut their tax bill to Uncle Sam, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., created a shareable meme to illustrate how much corporate tax collection has plunged over the past few decades. The meme says: &quot;Want to better understand why we have a federal deficit? In 1952, the corporate income tax accounted for 33 percent of all federal tax revenue. Today, despite record-breaking profits, corporate taxes bring in less than 9 percent. It&rsquo;s time for real tax reform.&quot; A reader asked us to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/28/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-says-tax-share-paid-corporations-ha/">>> More</a>  more...
Mark Pryor: Says&nbsp;Tom Cotton &quot;voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Pryor says Cotton voted 'no' on pandemic prevention bill, ignores Cotton's 'yes' vote
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<p>While it&rsquo;s highly unlikely that Ebola will make it to the United States, the pandemic has wormed its way into one of the most contentious U.S. Senate races -- in Arkansas. Despite the fears of many Americans, experts on infectious diseases -- including the Centers for Disease Control -- say there is a very, very low likelihood that the United States would experience an Ebola outbreak. Compared to west Africa, America has well-resourced health care services, as well as federal programs and agencies dedicated to preventing public health crises in the United States. But ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/28/mark-pryor/pryor-says-cotton-voted-no-pandemic-prevention-bil/">>> More</a>  more...
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: &quot;Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Democratic group claims Cory Gardner backs bill to 'ban all abortions'
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<p>Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who&rsquo;s running to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall, is finding his stance on abortion targeted by another Democratic attack ad. We previously rated a Udall claim that Gardner &quot;championed&quot; an effort to ban birth control in Colorado as Half True. The latest 30-second spot, aired by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, features a handful of women criticizing the Colorado Republican&rsquo;s pro-life stance. &quot;Why do guys like Cory Gardner think it&rsquo;s any of their business to tell women what do?&quot; one woman asks. Another calls Gardner&rsquo;s positions &quot;extreme,&quot; after a narrator says Gardner would &quot;ban ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/28/democratic-senatorial-campaign-committee/democratic-group-claims-cory-gardner-backs-bill-ba/">>> More</a>  more...
John McCain: Says he holds the record for &quot;most appearances on &#39;Meet the Press&#39;.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | John McCain says he holds the record for 'Meet the Press' appearances
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<p>Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., has a few pointers for Chuck Todd, who takes the helm of NBC&rsquo;s Meet the Press on Sept. 7. On Aug. 27, McCain appeared on MSNBC&rsquo;s the Daily Rundown as part of Todd&rsquo;s weeklong send-off. &quot;I called to congratulate you and as the person who has the most appearances on Meet the Press, I&rsquo;d be glad to give you a lot of advice and counseling, including the best gotcha questions of the week,&quot; McCain said. &quot;And I have one other suggestion, we should change the name from Meet the Press to Meet the World&rsquo;s Foremost Political ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/27/john-mccain/john-mccain-says-he-holds-record-meet-press-appear/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: Says Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad chartered a plane to remove 124 young illegal immigrants from his state and take them back to Honduras.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Did Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad charter a jet to send 124 immigrant children back to Honduras?
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<p>The surge in unaccompanied minors coming from Central America to the U.S. border with Mexico may have moved off the front pages in recent weeks, but it&rsquo;s still a hot topic on the Internet. A reader recently sent us a chain email that lauds Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, for purportedly standing up to President Barack Obama&rsquo;s decision to send more than 100 unaccompanied minors to Iowa. According to the email, Branstad quickly chartered a jet for the immigrant children and flew them all back to Honduras. Spoiler alert: This adventure story is pure fiction. Here&rsquo;s the text of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/27/chain-email/did-iowa-gov-terry-branstad-charter-jet-send-124-i/">>> More</a>  more...
Senate Majority PAC: Says Thom Tillis &quot;gives tax breaks to yacht and jet owners.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ad says Senate candidate Thom Tillis gave tax breaks to North Carolina's yacht and jet owners
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<p>Supporters of Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., say&nbsp;giving tax breaks to yacht and jet owners is one way that her opponent has shown he is out-of-touch with the state&rsquo;s average families. In the North Carolina race for U.S. Senate, much of the debate has focused on Republican candidate Thom Tillis&rsquo; actions as a state leader. 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, trimming ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/26/senate-majority-pac/ad-says-senate-candidate-thom-tillis-gave-tax-brea/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Police in the United States are allowed to use tear gas even though it &quot;has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Tear gas was banned for warfare in 1993 but police still use it, viral meme says
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<p>Law&nbsp;enforcement officers in Ferguson, Mo., have used tear gas extensively in the wake of the police-shooting death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed African-American. The conflict in Ferguson led one PolitiFact reader to ask us to check the accuracy of a social-media meme now circulating that addresses the legality of tear gas. The meme -- posted by the group OurTime.org, an advocacy group for young Americans -- said, &quot;Tear gas has been classified as a chemical weapon and banned in international conflict since 1993. Why is its use allowed by U.S. police forces?&quot; The post had garnered 143,000 likes, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/26/facebook-posts/tear-gas-was-banned-warfare-1993-police-1997/">>> More</a>  more...
Alison Lundergan Grimes: Says of Mitch McConnell,&nbsp;&quot;What can happen in 30 years? A senator can become a multi-millionaire in public office.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Alison Lundergan Grimes ad says Mitch McConnell made millions in public office
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<p>Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, thinks her opponent has been in office way too long. Grimes released a new ad last week that blasted McConnell for his 30-year tenure in Washington. McConnell -- the expected Senate majority leader if he defeats Grimes and the GOP wins enough seats in November -- is running for his sixth term. The ad says that one of the side effects of staying in office too long is that a senator can become a multi-millionaire and lose sight of the needs of average constituents. &quot;What can ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/25/alison-lundergan-grimes/alison-lundergan-grimes-ad-says-mitch-mcconnell-ma/">>> More</a>  more...

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