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Bruce Braley: Says U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support "a national minimum wage." 
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | U.S. Senate candidate Joni Ernst does not support a national minimum wage, says her opponent
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<p>A new ad from Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Bruce Braley focuses on the minimum wage as part of his campaign&rsquo;s effort to paint Ernst as &quot;too extreme&quot; for Iowa. It uses video and audio clips of Ernst speaking at primary debates and in interviews as evidence for the claim that she does not &quot;think there should be a national minimum wage.&quot; According to the most recent polls, Ernst and Braley are nearly tied. We wanted to know if this latest attack ad was accurate: Does Ernst oppose a national minimum wage? This isn&rsquo;t the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/01/bruce-braley/iowa-senate-candidate-rep-bruce-braley-says-joni-e/">>> More</a>  more...
Lenar Whitney: &quot;Global warming is a hoax.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Global warming is a hoax, says Louisiana congressional hopeful Lenar Whitney
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<p>Can a 10-year-old debunk &quot;the greatest deception in the history of mankind?&quot; One congressional hopeful thinks so. A five-minute video outlining the beliefs of Republican Lenar Whitney, a Louisiana state representative running for U.S. Congress, has been making its rounds on the Internet over the past couple of days. And what does Whitney think is a big-government &quot;scam&quot; and &quot;conspiracy&quot;? The video&rsquo;s title says it all: &quot;Global Warming is a Hoax.&quot; &quot;Energy security is real, global warming is not. It is merely a strategy designed to give more power to the executive branch while increasing taxes in a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/aug/01/lenar-whitney/republican-congressional-hopeful-says-global-warmi/">>> More</a>  more...
Sheila Jackson Lee: &quot;We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Jackson Lee says 'we did not seek an impeachment of President Bush' but she co-sponsored '08 bill
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<p>As Congress&rsquo; August recess loomed, partisan skirmishing reached a crescendo, with the U.S. House approving, on a near-party-line vote, a lawsuit against President Barack Obama on the grounds that he had overstepped his constitutional authority. Democrats, noting past statements by some Republicans in Congress, raised the specter of the president being impeached, though Republican House leaders insisted that impeachment wasn&rsquo;t an option. During the floor debate over authorizing the lawsuit against Obama, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, suggested that Democrats had the moral high ground. Even though some Democrats had thought that President George W. Bush had abused his authority ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/31/sheila-jackson-lee/rep-sheila-jackson-lee-d-texas-says-we-did-not-see/">>> More</a>  more...
Nancy Pelosi: &quot;The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Nancy Pelosi says U.S. House 'has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history'
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<p>The U.S. House of Representatives recently voted to sue President Barack Obama for allegedly overstepping the powers of his office. While the suit raises thorny legal questions about the limits of presidential power, it&rsquo;s also being used by both sides to fire up their base in advance of the midterm elections. The suit, spearheaded by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, was approved largely along party lines. Democrats argued that it&rsquo;s an example of the Republican majority playing politics rather than tackling urgent policy issues, such as immigration. Indeed, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., used the looming ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/31/nancy-pelosi/nancy-pelosi-says-us-house-has-never-sued-sitting-/">>> More</a>  more...
Cory Gardner: &quot;We would create thousands of jobs in Colorado, if the Keystone Pipeline were to be built.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Cory Gardner says Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of jobs in Colorado
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<p>President Barack Obama&rsquo;s indefinite delay of the Keystone XL pipeline has become a wedge issue between Democrats and Republicans as the midterm election season heats up. In the Colorado Senate race, Democratic Sen. Mark Udall recently voted against Congress fast-tracking the pipeline, but said the administration&rsquo;s review process should continue. His likely Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner, has called for swift approval, insisting it would be an economic boon to the state. In an interview on Univision Radio, a primarily Spanish-language station, Gardner accused Senate Democrats of holding up the pipeline to placate environmentalists in an election ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/31/cory-gardner/cory-gardner-says-keystone-xl-pipeline-would-creat/">>> More</a>  more...
Concerned Veterans for America: Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, &quot;skipped an important VA reform hearing to attend three fundraisers.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ad says Bruce Braley was raising money during a veterans affairs hearing
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<p>Attackers say U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, skipped an important Veterans Affairs Committee hearing to raise money for his campaign, but Braley says that&rsquo;s not true. Braley &quot;skipped an astonishing 79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings. He even skipped an important VA reform hearing to attend three fundraisers,&quot; says the television ad from Concerned Veterans for America, an advocacy group with funding linked to the Koch brothers. Braley is running against Republican Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate seat held by Tom Harkin, and veterans affairs are in the news because of delayed access to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/30/concerned-veterans-america/ad-says-bruce-braley-was-raising-money-during-vete/">>> More</a>  more...
Concerned Veterans for America: Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed &quot;79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | How many veterans affairs hearings did Bruce Braley miss?
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<p>Congressional oversight of veterans affairs isn&rsquo;t looking so good in light of news about the VA and delayed access to health care. Now U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley, a Democrat running for Senate in Iowa, is getting bad press for missing a large number of committee hearings. Braley is running against Republican Joni Ernst for the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Tom Harkin. But the television ad attacking him comes from Concerned Veterans for America, an advocacy group with funding linked to the Koch brothers. Braley &quot;skipped an astonishing 79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/30/concerned-veterans-america/how-many-veterans-affairs-hearings-did-bruce-brale/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: &quot;97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Are 97 of the nation's 100 poorest counties in red states?
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<p>A meme circulating on Twitter and other social media recently caught our eye. Created by the liberal group Occupy Democrats, it said, &quot;97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states. But tell me again how Republican policies grow the economy?&quot; This was a variation on a few memes we&rsquo;ve checked previously -- that nine out of the 10 poorest states are red states (we rated this Mostly True) and that Republican-leaning states get more in federal dollars than they pay in taxes (also Mostly True). While the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/29/facebook-posts/are-97-nations-100-poorest-counties-red-states/">>> More</a>  more...
Tom Cotton: Says Mark Pryor &quot;continues to insist&quot; that Obamacare is &quot;an amazing success.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Tom Cotton says Mark Pryor 'continues to insist' that Obamacare is an 'amazing success'
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<p>Tom Cotton says Mark Pryor is out-of-touch on a lot of things, especially health care. Cotton, the representative from Arkansas running for Senate, ties the incumbent Democrat&rsquo;s vote for the Affordable Care Act to an unbridled loyalty to President Barack Obama and his party, rather than to Arkansas. In numerous ads, interviews and releases, the Cotton campaign has blasted his opponent&rsquo;s support of the health care legislation, frequently bringing up that Pryor said the law has been an &quot;amazing success.&quot; &quot;Sen. Pryor voted for Obamacare, and he continues to insist that it&rsquo;s an &#39;amazing success,&#39;&quot; a recent email to supporters ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/29/tom-cotton/tom-cotton-says-mark-pryor-continues-insist-obamac/">>> More</a>  more...
Joe Biden: The Obama administration&#39;s policies &quot;have reduced minority dropout rate by 25 percent.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Joe Biden says Obama policies have cut minority dropout rate by 25 percent
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<p>During a recent address in Las Vegas to the NAACP, Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration&rsquo;s role in helping students who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups. Calling the right to vote central to so many other human needs, Biden asked, &quot;How else, were it not the right of all those folks to vote, do you think we would have been able to expand Pell grants for 2.5 million more students? How else would we have put in place the educational policies that have reduced minority dropout rate by 25 percent?&quot; We wondered whether minority dropout ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jul/29/joe-biden/joe-biden-says-obama-policies-have-cut-minority-dr/">>> More</a>  more...

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