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John Kerry: "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."
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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>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; On Facebook and Twitter, the public feared the history of the Holocaust was repeating itself. At PolitiFact, we&rsquo;re used to finding inconsistencies in media coverage of Ukraine, so we ...</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...
Marsha Blackburn: A recent Gallup poll found that 72 percent of Americans and 56 percent of Democrats &quot;say the biggest threat to our nation&#39;s security is big government.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn says 56 percent of Democrats say 'big government' is 'the biggest threat to our nation's security'
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<p>Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., isn&rsquo;t as well known nationally as Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, or Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. -- two lawmakers who are weighing presidential bids in 2016. But like Cruz and Paul, Blackburn recently trekked to Manchester, N.H., to address the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering sponsored by the conservative groups Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United. In her speech on April 12, 2014, Blackburn -- like many of her fellow speakers -- took aim at the government and earned applause from the staunch conservatives in the audience. &quot;Gallup did a survey recently,&quot; she said, &quot;and ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/16/marsha-blackburn/gop-rep-marsha-blackburn-says-56-percent-democrats/">>> More</a>  more...
Virginia Foxx: Americans spend &quot;6.1 billion hours a year&quot; on tax preparation.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | It takes Americans 6.1 billion hours to prepare their taxes, says Virginia Foxx
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<p>Tax day has come around again, and with it a startling claim about the amount of time Americans spend doing their taxes each year. According to U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., it takes United States taxpayers a total of 6.1 billion hours to file their taxes. That adds up to more than 695,000 years. &quot;6.1 Billion hours a year, just to figure out how much money the government is going to take,&quot; she said in a post on Twitter. We had to check to see if this number could possibly be accurate. According to Foxx&rsquo;s office, the number comes ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/15/virginia-foxx/it-takes-americans-61-billion-hours-prepare-their-/">>> More</a>  more...
Cory Gardner: Says Mark Udall &quot;decided Obamacare. ... He passed Obamacare with his vote.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | In Colorado Senate race, Cory Gardner says Mark Udall 'passed Obamacare with his vote'
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<p>The race for a U.S. Senate seat representing Colorado is one of the most closely watched of the 2014 election. And like other Democrats around the country, incumbent Mark Udall is taking heat for his vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act. In a&nbsp;Fox News interview on March 31, 2014, Udall&rsquo;s likely Republican rival, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, said Udall cast the vote that made the bill now commonly called &quot;Obamacare&quot; law. &quot;And 335,000 Coloradans lost their health insurance, had their health insurance canceled because of Mark Udall&#39;s vote, a vote that decided Obamacare,&quot; Gardner told Fox host Neil ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/15/cory-gardner/colorado-senate-race-cory-gardner-says-mark-udall-/">>> More</a>  more...
Senate Majority PAC: Says the Koch brothers want to &quot;protect tax cuts for companies that ship our jobs overseas.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Senate Dem group claims Koch brothers support tax breaks for outsourcing jobs
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<p>As we&rsquo;ve noted, Democrats are hellbent on bringing up the Koch brothers as often as possible during this election cycle. They&rsquo;ve sought to criticize the billionaire brothers and conservative backers on a number of issues &mdash; even when the connection appears to be a stretch. Such is the case with an ad from the Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic outfit going toe-to-toe on the airwaves with the Koch-supported Americans for Prosperity in a handful of heavily contested Senate races, including Louisiana. &quot;Out-of-state billionaires spending millions to rig the system and elect (Louisiana Republican candidate for Senate) Bill Cassidy,&quot; ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/11/senate-majority-pac/senate-dem-group-claim-koch-brothers-support-tax-b/">>> More</a>  more...
Freedom Partners: Says Bruce Braley took &quot;tens of thousands from his friends in the health insurance industry&quot; and gave them &quot;special favors&quot; by voting for Obamacare.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Freedom Partners ad accuses Rep. Bruce Braley of giving 'special favors' to insurers by voting for Obamacare
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<p>A new ad by Freedom Partners -- a group that has served as a hub for funding by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch -- recently began airing ads against Democratic Senate candidates, targeting them for their support of President Barack Obama&rsquo;s health care law. The group had been little known until the Washington Post reported in January that Freedom Partners had &quot;raised $256 million from unknown sources, money that was then transferred to a&nbsp;complex network of LLCs and political nonprofits that do not disclose their donors.&quot; By airing the new ads against Democratic Senate candidates, it ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/11/freedom-partners/freedom-partners-ad-accuses-rep-bruce-braley-givin/">>> More</a>  more...
Senate Majority PAC: &quot;Before Congress, (Tom) Cotton got paid handsomely working for insurance companies and corporate interests.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Democratic PAC says Tom Cotton 'got paid handsomely working for insurance companies'
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<p>This election cycle, we&rsquo;ve seen vulnerable Senate Democrats attacked by the billionaire Koch brothers in costly TV ad spots. It&rsquo;s safe to say, though, that Democrats are fighting back. Take the Senate Majority PAC, an outside group formed in 2011 to support Democratic Senate candidates. They launched a statewide ad in Arkansas attacking Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., who&rsquo;s up against Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor come November. &quot;Corporate special interests are spending millions to smear Mark Pryor and elect Tom Cotton,&quot; the narrator said. &quot;Why? Before Congress, Cotton got paid handsomely working for insurance companies and corporate interests.&quot; PolitiFact wanted ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/09/senate-majority-pac/democratic-pac-says-tom-cotton-got-paid-handsomely/">>> More</a>  more...
Senate Majority PAC: Says the Koch brothers &quot;funded the fight to let flood insurance premiums soar ... Now they&rsquo;re spending millions to buy a Senate seat for Bill Cassidy so he can fight for them.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Democratic group assails Koch Brothers' role in Louisiana Senate race
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<p>Charles and David Koch, the deep-pocketed, libertarian industrialists, seem to be all over the airwaves these days. If it&rsquo;s not campaign ads being run by such Koch-supported affiliates as Americans for Prosperity, then it&rsquo;s ads run by Democrats attacking candidates favored by the Koch brothers. One ad from a pro-Democratic group, the Senate Majority PAC, attacks Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu in 2014. The ad features images of storm devastation -- a hot-button issue for Louisiana residents, who faced several deadly hurricanes in the past decade. Here&rsquo;s ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/apr/08/senate-majority-pac/democratic-group-assails-koch-brothers-role-louisi/">>> More</a>  more...

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