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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee: Says Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst "would privatize Social Security."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Democratic ad says Iowa GOP candidate Joni Ernst backs privatizing Social Security
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<p>The news networks may be focusing on protests in Ferguson, Mo., the rise of the extremist group ISIS in Iraq and the spread of the Ebola virus in west Africa. But on television screens in the heartland, the fiscal future of Social Security is attracting significant notice, at least where campaign ads are concerned. We recently checked claims by a Democratic House candidate&nbsp;and a Republican-aligned advocacy group&nbsp;that told less than the full story about where members of Congress stand on the question of raising the retirement age for receiving Social Security. Now we&rsquo;re looking at a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/21/democratic-senatorial-campaign-committee/democratic-ad-says-iowa-gop-candidate-joni-ernst-b/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: &quot;Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Rand Paul says federal program incentivizes police militarization
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<p>With heavily armored vehicles stationed in the streets and law enforcement officers dressed in camouflage, many have dubbed Ferguson, Mo., a &quot;war zone.&quot; After a white Ferguson police officer shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown Aug. 9, much of the conversation has focused on race relations, and the interactions between police and the community. There&rsquo;s also been criticism of local police forces using military-style equipment and generally giving the appearance of conducting a&nbsp;military operation. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., weighed in on this topic in a Time magazine column, where he said big government&rsquo;s to blame ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/21/rand-paul/rand-paul-says-federal-program-incentivizes-police/">>> More</a>  more...
Crossroads GPS: While &quot;Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare,&quot; Sen. Mark Pryor supports an overhaul so they &quot;couldn&rsquo;t get Social Security until they turn 68 or 69.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | In Arkansas Senate race, Crossroads GPS accuses Mark Pryor of wanting to raise the retirement age
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<p>The idea of raising the retirement age is popping up in one of the nation&rsquo;s hottest Senate races -- and not in a positive way. Crossroads GPS, a Republican-aligned group, has launched a television ad in the race between incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and his Republican challenger, Rep. Tom Cotton. A portion of the ad says, &quot;Arkansas seniors depend on Social Security and Medicare. It&rsquo;s troubling that Sen. Mark Pryor said we should overhaul Social Security and Medicare. On Social Security, Pryor suggested raising the retirement age.&quot; The ad then cuts to a 2011 interview of Pryor saying, &quot;...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/20/crossroads-gps/arkansas-senate-race-crossroads-gps-accuses-mark-p/">>> More</a>  more...
Ending Spending Action Fund: &quot;In six years, (U.S. Rep. Gary) Peters introduced zero bills that became law.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Conservative group claims Michigan Senate candidate Gary Peters hasn't done anything in Congress
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<p>A group founded by conservative billionaire Joe Ricketts, who spent millions to help Republican Mitt Romney in 2012, is on the air in Michigan where there&rsquo;s a heated race to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Carl Levin. Ricketts&rsquo; group, Ending Spending Action Fund, launched an ad Aug. 13 that attacks the record of Rep. Gary Peters, the Michigan Democrat hoping to succeed Levin. Peters is running against Republican Terri Lynn Land,&nbsp;former Michigan Secretary of State. &quot;Can you think of a single thing he&rsquo;s accomplished?&quot; a narrator asks in the 30-second spot. A clock ticks. &quot;In six years, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/20/ending-spending-action-fund/conservative-group-claims-michigan-senate-candidat/">>> More</a>  more...
Martha Robertson: Says Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., &quot;voted to raise the Social Security retirement age on us.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | New York state Democrat's TV ad challenges GOP congressman over raising the retirement age
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<p>The possibility that Congress could cut back on Social Security has long been a potent weapon in the campaign ad wars. Recently, the theme emerged again in a congressional race in western New York state. It came up in a television ad created by Martha Robertson, a Democratic Tompkins County legislator who is challenging the Republican incumbent, Rep. Tom Reed, in New York&rsquo;s 23rd district, a sprawling region bordering Pennsylvania known as the Southern Tier. Among other things, Robertson&rsquo;s ad charges that Reed &quot;voted to raise the Social Security retirement age on us.&quot; Policy experts have long suggested ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/19/martha-robertson/new-york-state-democrats-tv-ad-challenges-gop-cong/">>> More</a>  more...
Jay Nixon: &quot;I&#39;ve been here almost every day.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Missouri governor says he's been in Ferguson 'almost every day' since shooting
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<p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon made the rounds on the Sunday political talk shows on Aug. 17 to discuss the ongoing turmoil in his state stemming from the death of Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black man shot and killed by a white St. Louis suburban police officer. In addition to discussing the reaction from the community and law enforcement agencies, Nixon was also grilled on his own response to the outcry. On This Week, Martha Raddatz told Nixon, &quot;People are angry with you, personally. Your press briefings have been town halls, people venting their anger, wondering where you were early on. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/18/jay-nixon/missouri-governor-says-hes-been-ferguson-almost-ev/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: Says the former president of the Czech Republic said the American people were a &quot;confederacy of fools&quot; for electing Barack Obama.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Chain email says former Czech president called American people a 'confederacy of fools'
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<p>We recently came across a chain email that seems to have been floating around the Internet since President Barack Obama&rsquo;s first months in office and is still making the rounds, five years later. Without providing any context, the email quotes Vaclav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic, as saying the American people must be a &quot;confederacy of fools&quot; to have elected Obama. &quot;The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/14/chain-email/chain-email-says-former-czech-president-called-ame/">>> More</a>  more...
Joe Miller: &quot;If 20 million illegals vote, you can kiss the Second Amendment goodbye.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Granting illegal immigrants amnesty will destroy second amendment, says Senate candidate Joe Miller
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<p>Joe Miller thinks there&rsquo;s an obvious link between illegal immigrants and the Second Amendment. In a recent mailer to Alaskans, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate touts a record that is &quot;100 percent pro-gun&quot; and &quot;100 percent against amnesty.&quot; And, he says he&rsquo;s the only candidate with endorsements from various pro-gun groups. Alaska&rsquo;s Republican primary is next Tuesday, and Miller is trailing far behind his opponents Mead Treadwell and Dan Sullivan (the leader) in the latest polls. Whoever wins will face off against incumbent Democrat Mark Begich. He says Begich wants to give amnesty and the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/14/joe-miller/granting-illegal-immigrants-amnesty-will-destroy-s/">>> More</a>  more...
Mitch McConnell: Says he &quot;voted for even stronger protections (in the Violence Against Women Act)&nbsp;than Obama&#39;s agenda will allow.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Mitch McConnell ad says he supported 'stronger' Violence Against Women Act than Barack Obama
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<p>Sen. Mitch McConnell enlisted the help of his wife, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao, to push back against claims from Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes that the Kentucky Republican is anti-women. &quot;Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to speak on behalf of all women? As if every woman agrees with Barack Obama,&quot; Chao says in an ad released Aug. 5, 2014. A narrator adds: &quot;Mitch McConnell co-sponsored the original Violence Against Women Act &ndash; he&rsquo;s always supported its purpose. Mitch voted for even stronger protections than Obama&rsquo;s agenda will allow.&quot; We took a look at Grimes&rsquo; ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/13/mitch-mcconnell/mitch-mcconnell-says-he-supported-stronger-violenc/">>> More</a>  more...
Alison Lundergan Grimes: Says Mitch McConnell voted &quot;two times against the Violence Against Women Act.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Alison Lundergan Grimes ad claims McConnell twice voted against Violence Against Women Act
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<p>Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes says in a new ad that Sen.&nbsp;Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has forgotten that &quot;over half the voters in Kentucky are women.&quot; The proof? Grimes turns to Ilene Woods, an elderly Kentucky woman, who sums it up in a question for Mitch McConnell: &quot;Senator, why did you vote two times against the Violence Against Women Act and against enforcing equal pay for women?&quot; Silence. &quot;I can never get him to answer this one either,&quot; Grimes offers. Does Grimes&rsquo; evidence hold water? Let&rsquo;s take a look at McConnell&rsquo;s record on the Violence Against Women Act to find ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/13/alison-lundergan-grimes/alison-lundergan-grimes-ad-claims-mcconnell-twice-/">>> More</a>  more...

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