Recent News and Opinion
Recent Reader Comments
2016/2/13 21:10 - Re: Philip finds Fred's Philly fair (WhosPlayin)
2016/2/13 15:34 - Re: Philip finds Fred's Philly fair (Anonymous)
2016/2/11 9:47 - Re: Food Reviews: Landmark Grill (Anonymous)
2016/2/10 17:39 - Re: Letters: No fracking near Lewisville Dam (Anonymous)
2016/2/10 13:55 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/8 21:44 - Re: Food Reviews: Landmark Grill (Anonymous)
2016/2/8 21:23 - Re: Home burned, family displaced (Anonymous)
2016/2/8 20:48 - Re: Home burned, family displaced (Anonymous)
2016/2/7 11:34 - Re: Child dies at day care (cttx)
2016/2/6 16:28 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/5 23:16 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/5 13:39 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/5 13:05 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/3 16:57 - Re: Parent Upset over School Fussing Over Student's ... (Anonymous)
2016/2/3 9:52 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/2 20:02 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/2 10:55 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/2 1:53 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/1 22:35 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/1 22:03 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/1 22:00 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)
2016/2/1 17:10 - Re: BLM to lease drilling rights under Lewisville Lake (Anonymous)

Headlines


Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National
  Updated Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:37:33 -0500
Description The latest statements PolitiFact.com has reviewed
Webmaster
Category
Generator
Language en-us
Bernie Sanders: The United States has "the highest rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on Earth."  
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Reports' limitations plague Bernie Sanders' claim about high childhood poverty rates in the U.S.
<br/>
<p>When asked during the Feb. 11 Democratic debate if there would be any limit on the size of government if he were elected president, Sen. Bernie Sanders quickly veered into a list of problems that, he believes, the United States faces. &quot;Of course there will be a limit,&quot; he said, &quot;but when today you have massive levels of income and wealth inequality, when the middle class is disappearing, you have the highest rate of child poverty of almost any major country on Earth. Yes, in my view, the government of a democratic society has a moral responsibility to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/12/bernie-s/comparing-us-world-childhood-poverty-rates/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: Says Sen. Bernie Sanders has called President Barack Obama &quot;weak. He&#39;s called him a disappointment.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did Bernie Sanders call President Barack Obama 'weak' and 'a disappointment'?
<br/>
<p>In one of the more heated exchanges of the Democratic presidential debate in Wisconsin, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders of having shown too little loyalty to President Barack Obama. Clinton said, &quot;In the past, (Sanders) has called (Obama) weak. He&rsquo;s called him a disappointment.&quot; For emphasis, she later repeated the charge that Sanders had used the words &quot;weak&quot; and &quot;disappointment.&quot; But did he? We found lots of examples of Sanders prodding Obama to take a more aggressively liberal approach to governing, and we have previously found some truth to the charge that Sanders had tried to find someone to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/12/hillary-clinton/did-bernie-sanders-call-president-barack-obama-wea/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;The African-American community lost half of their wealth as a result of the Wall Street collapse.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Sanders: African-Americans lost half their wealth because of Wall Street collapse
<br/>
<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders says by addressing economic inequality, he would also correct racial injustices. Sanders railed against Wall Street in his response to a question about race relations in the Feb. 11 Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Wis. &quot;Turns out that the African-American community and Latino community were hit especially hard,&quot; Sanders said. &quot;As I understand it, the African-American community lost half of their wealth as a result of the Wall Street collapse.&quot; That claim stood out to us. Is it true that black wealth was slashed so dramatically as a result of the financial crisis? Sanders understood correctly. His ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/11/bernie-s/sanders-african-american-lost-half-their-wealth-be/">>> More</a>  more...
Hillary Clinton: &quot;Americans haven&rsquo;t had a raise in 15 years.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Americans really haven't had a raise in 15 years, as Hillary Clinton says
<br/>
<p>During her opening statement at the Democratic presidential debate in Milwaukee, Wis., Hillary Clinton tried to channel the frustration that has led many voters to consider backing her opponent, Bernie Sanders. &quot;I know a lot of Americans are angry about the economy, and for good cause,&quot; Clinton said. &quot;Americans haven&rsquo;t had a raise in 15 years.&quot; Many individual American households have seen their incomes rise since the turn of the century. But we&rsquo;ll take a look at the most basic measure of how well Americans more generally are doing income-wise -- namely, median household income, adjusted for inflation. As shown ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/11/hillary-clinton/debate-hillary-clinton-says-americans-havent-had-r/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;In America, we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Bernie Sanders has the correct diagnosis: U.S. prescription drug prices typically highest in world
<br/>
<p>One theme Sen. Bernie Sanders has repeatedly touched on during his run for the Democratic nomination for president has been the high cost of prescription drugs. His comment during the Feb. 11 Democratic debate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee was typical as he rattled off a list of problems with the U.S. health care system: &quot;In America, we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs.&quot; We asked the Sanders campaign for the source of his claim. We didn&#39;t get a response. So we searched on our own. One organization that tracks such things ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/11/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-has-correct-diagnosis-us-prescripti/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: &quot;Don&#39;t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment. The number&#39;s probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump repeats Pants on Fire claim that unemployment rate could be 42 percent
<br/>
<p>During his victory speech after the New Hampshire primary, Donald Trump repeated a claim he&rsquo;d made several times before. &quot;Don&#39;t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,&quot; Trump said. &quot;The number&#39;s probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.&quot; Actually, Trump&rsquo;s the one who shouldn&rsquo;t be believed. Numbers that high are not even close to accurate. To understand why, let&rsquo;s start by discussing how the official unemployment rate is calculated. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a federal agency, uses surveys and statistical sampling to calculate how many Americans ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/11/donald-trump/donald-trump-repeats-pants-fire-claim-unemployment/">>> More</a>  more...
Jeb Bush: &quot;My two appointments to the Florida Supreme Court, Raul Cantero and Kenneth Bell, have earned reputations as its most consistent conservatives.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Jeb Bush says his two picks for Florida Supreme Court have been 'its most consistent conservatives'
<br/>
<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush&rsquo;s positions on some issues, such as immigration, have been to the left of other members of the GOP presidential field. But last month, Bush laid down a marker on his own conservatism: his selection of conservative judges. &quot;I have a proven record of appointing conservatives to the Florida judiciary as governor, and my administration devoted substantial time to vetting nominees,&quot; Bush wrote in an article for Medium. &quot;We sought judges who had shown humility, courage, an appreciation of the duties of a judge, a respect for the will of the people, and devotion to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/10/jeb-bush/jeb-bush-says-his-two-appointments-florida-supreme/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: &quot;I&#39;m self-funding my own campaign.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Is Donald Trump self-funding his campaign? Sort of
<br/>
<p>President Donald Trump wouldn&rsquo;t be beholden to special interests, he says. Why? Because billionaires aren&rsquo;t paying for his campaign. &quot;You know a lot of times you see these really dumb deals,&quot; he said of current political leaders at an Iowa rally Feb. 1. &quot;And you&#39;ll say that&#39;s dumb. It doesn&#39;t make sense. But then when you think, it does make sense because these politicians are representing interests, whether it&#39;s a country or a company, where doing the stupid deals actually makes sense only for that politician and for that company or country.&quot; In contrast, Trump said, &quot;I&#39;m self-funding my own ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/10/donald-trump/donald-trump-self-funding-his-campaign-sort/">>> More</a>  more...
Marco Rubio: Says Hillary Clinton &quot;believes that all abortions should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Marco Rubio says Hillary Clinton supports abortions 'even on the due date'
<br/>
<p>Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who&rsquo;s known for his strong anti-abortion views, said Hillary Clinton is the extremist when it comes abortion, not him. &quot;Why doesn&rsquo;t the media ask Hillary Clinton why she believes that all abortions should be legal, even on the due date of that unborn child,&quot; he said during the Feb. 6 Republican debate in New Hampshire. Is it true that Clinton &quot;believes all abortions should be legal even on the due date&quot;? &nbsp; The Rubio campaign didn&rsquo;t get back to us. So we looked at comments Clinton made on the issue over the past 15 ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/10/marco-rubio/marco-rubio-says-hillary-clinton-supports-abortion/">>> More</a>  more...
Bernie Sanders: &quot;Not one Republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real.&quot;
Published:
Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Bernie Sanders offers overheated claim on where all Republicans stand on climate change
<br/>
<p>Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders has been contending that all of his Republican opponents are climate change deniers. The matter came up during the Feb. 4 Democratic debate in New Hampshire when Sanders talked about the way money and influence are leveraged to sway political positions. &quot;Let&#39;s talk about climate change,&quot; he said. &quot;Do you think there&#39;s a reason why not one Republican has the guts to recognize that climate change is real, and that we need to transform our energy system? Do you think it has anything to do with the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil pouring ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/feb/09/bernie-s/bernie-sanders-offers-overheated-claim-where-all-r/">>> More</a>  more...

The Lewisville Texan Journal is a service of SagePost, Inc.
Login to Comment
User:
Pass:
Remember me
Lost your password?
Create New Account