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Mike Pence: Says Barack Obama voted for the "very same language" of Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act when he was in the Illinois state Senate. Sexual orientation "doesn't have anything to do with this law."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did Barack Obama vote for Religious Freedom Restoration Act with 'very same' wording as Indiana's?
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<p>Indiana Gov. Mike Pence decried an &quot;avalanche of intolerance&quot; directed at his state Sunday after he signed a law that he says protects the religious freedom of Hoosiers. Critics, however, say it is Pence and Republican lawmakers who are promoting intolerance, with civil rights advocates and business leaders of Apple and Indiana-based organizations such as the NCAA and Angie&rsquo;s List wary of the state&rsquo;s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act opening the door for discrimination against gays and lesbians based on religious belief. That fear is overblown, Pence said on ABC This Week on March 29, 2015, pointing to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/29/mike-pence/did-barack-obama-vote-religious-freedom-restoratio/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Bernie Sanders: GOP budget does not ask ultra-wealthy to contribute 'one penny' to deficit reduction
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<p>If the Republicans&rsquo; proposed budget reduces the deficit, the country&rsquo;s ultra-wealthy won&rsquo;t have anything to do with it, said Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Sanders, who is an Independent but caucuses with Democrats, tweeted a meme March 23 that said, &quot;From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction.&quot; Both the House and the Senate have passed Republican&nbsp;budget proposals for Fiscal Year 2016, and they&#39;re working on reaching a final deal.&nbsp;We wondered if the 14 wealthiest ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/27/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-gop-budget-does-not-ask-ultra-wealt/">>> More</a>  more...
Bloggers: Say Michelle Obama &quot;mandates&quot; weighing children in day care.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Social media posts say Michelle Obama is mandating that all day care kids be weighed
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<p>First Lady Michelle Obama&rsquo;s initiative on healthy eating and physical activity may have been intended to be noncontroversial, but it hasn&rsquo;t turned out that way. She has faced pushback from critics who assail her call for healthier school lunches as forcing kids to eat unappetizing meals&nbsp;and who say she&rsquo;s second-guessing parents who know what&rsquo;s best for their kids better than the government does. Now, a new front against her has opened in the conservative blogosphere: Michelle Obama, critics say, is requiring day care centers to track their children&rsquo;s weight. A reader tipped us off to this social media ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/26/blog-posting/social-media-posts-say-michelle-obama-mandating-al/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: Says according to recent polls,&nbsp;no Republican candidate &quot;is doing better against Hillary Clinton than myself.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Rand Paul says polls show he has the best shot at beating Hillary Clinton
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<p>Among the potential Republican contenders, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., says he is best-positioned to take on likely Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. In an interview with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who asked about his chances at a win, Paul said, &quot;I think when you see my polling, the polling that&#39;s out there so far, nobody is doing better against Hillary Clinton than myself.&quot; &quot;Also though, when you poll people not just against each other, but against the other side, that shows which candidate has the best chance of picking up the independent vote,&quot; he added. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/25/rand-paul/rand-paul-says-he-has-best-shot-beating-hillary-cl/">>> More</a>  more...
Ted Cruz: &quot;Small businesses (are) going out of business in record numbers.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Ted Cruz: Small business are going out of business 'in record numbers'
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<p>Republican Sen. Ted Cruz became the first big-name politician to announce a 2016 presidential bid during an address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Cruz, of Texas, asked the audience to &quot;imagine&quot; (a word he used 38 times) what he believed a conservative administration could accomplish. &quot;Think just how different the world would be. Imagine instead of economic stagnation, booming economic growth,&quot; Cruz said. &quot;Instead of small businesses going out of business in record numbers, imagine small businesses growing and prospering. Imagine young people coming out of school with four, five, six job offers.&quot; Let&rsquo;s leave imagination land and return ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/24/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-small-business-are-going-out-business-rec/">>> More</a>  more...
David Simas: Job growth in the United States is now at the &quot;fastest pace in this country&#39;s history.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | White House aide says job growth now at 'fastest pace in this country's history'
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<p>With the economy finally seeming to turn a corner, the Obama administration has been more aggressive recently about touting its accomplishments in creating jobs. But a claim made by one White House official recently was novel enough to catch our attention. The claim was made on CNN&rsquo;s New Day by David Simas, the assistant to the president and director of the White House&rsquo;s office of political strategy and outreach. &quot;We&#39;re more than happy to compare the record of this administration over the past six years that inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and is in the fifth ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/24/david-simas/white-house-aide-says-job-growth-now-fastest-pace-/">>> More</a>  more...
Ron Dermer: Says Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu &quot;didn&#39;t change his position&quot; on a two-state solution. &nbsp; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Israeli ambassador tells U.S. audience Netanyahu didn't change position on two-state solution
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<p>Sunday shows fixed their spotlight on newly re-elected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, whose campaign-season remarks shutting down a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict inflamed tensions with the White House. Now Netanyahu and his delegates are saying the comments were misunderstood. The international uproar started when Netanyahu said a Palestinian state would not happen during his tenure if he won re-election to a fourth term, which widely sounded like a departure from his previously stated support for a two-state solution. After Netanyahu&rsquo;s Likud Party won enough seats to maintain coalition control of the government, Netanyahu tried to temper his ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/22/ron-dermer/israeli-ambassador-tells-us-audience-netanyahu-did/">>> More</a>  more...
Ted Cruz: &quot;Many of the alarmists on global warming, they&rsquo;ve got a problem because the science doesn&rsquo;t back them up. In particular, satellite data demonstrate for the last 17 years, there&rsquo;s been zero warming.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ted Cruz's world's on fire, but not for the last 17 years
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<p>The world&rsquo;s on fire, according to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas -- but it&rsquo;s not because of global warming. On Late Night with Seth Meyers March 17, host Meyers brought up an incident that had happened several days earlier -- in which Cruz seemed to frighten a 3-year-old girl when he said &quot;Your world is on fire.&quot; (He was talking about foreign policy.) &quot;At first I got excited because I thought maybe you were coming around on global warming, but that&rsquo;s not the case,&quot; Meyers said. &quot;Because I think the world&rsquo;s on fire -- literally.&quot; Cruz responded, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/20/ted-cruz/ted-cruzs-worlds-fire-not-last-17-years/">>> More</a>  more...
Jim Webb: &quot;The stock market has almost tripled since April of 2009.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | James Webb says stock market has tripled in value since 2009
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<p>Many Americans believe that the economic recovery has only recently picked up steam. But one group that is widely seen as benefiting in recent years are investors in the stock market. This is a point that former Sen. James Webb, D-Va. -- a potential longshot candidate for president who&rsquo;s been taking an economic-populist approach -- made during an interview on ABC&rsquo;s This Week. On the March 15, 2015, edition of the show, host George Stephanopoulos brought up a comment by Webb that &quot;powerful financial interests spending billions to elect people who think the current drift toward a permanent aristocracy is ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/17/jim-webb/james-webb-says-stock-market-has-tripled-value-200/">>> More</a>  more...
Mitch McConnell: Says Secretary of State John Kerry, &quot;when he was a senator, flew to Managua and met with a communist dictator there, Daniel Ortega, and accused the Reagan administration of engaging in terrorism.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitch McConnell: John Kerry visited Nicaragua in 1980s to accuse Reagan of 'enaging in terrorism'
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<p>The controversy over a letter to Iran&rsquo;s leaders signed by 47 Republican senators prompted a sudden surge of interest in past efforts by lawmakers to meet with foreign leaders. After taking hits from many Democrats and some Republicans who said the letter unwisely undercut President Barack Obama&rsquo;s negotiations with Iran over its nuclear capabilities, Republicans pushed back with examples of congressional Democrats engaged in overseas freelancing when Republicans held the White House. For instance, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh charged that the late Democratic senator Ted Kennedy &quot;sent a letter to then Soviet leader Yuri Andropov apologizing for Ronald Reagan ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/mar/16/mitch-mcconnell/mitch-mcconnell-john-kerry-visited-nicaragua-1980s/">>> More</a>  more...

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