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Peter King: "In 2011, (the Islamic State) attempted to attack Fort Knox."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Rep. Peter King says Islamic State tried to attack Fort Knox in 2011
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<p>There&rsquo;s considerable debate in Washington whether the Islamic State, the terrorist group now occupying parts of Iraq and Syria, presents a direct threat to the homeland. But to Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., there&rsquo;s little doubt the threat is real. Why? Because, he said, they&rsquo;ve tried to attack the United States before. &quot;They&#39;re coming at us, and we have to be on our guard at all times,&quot; King said Sept. 21 on Fox News Sunday. &quot;If (the Islamic State) went into Australia, they could certainly come into the U.S. In 2011, they attempted to attack Fort Knox.&quot; An attack on Fort ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/23/peter-king/rep-peter-king-says-isis-tried-attack-fort-knox-20/">>> More</a>  more...
Dan Sullivan: Says Sen. Mark Begich is ineffective because he has only &quot;passed one bill, the naming of a building.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Senate candidate Dan Sullivan says Sen. Mark Begich has only passed one law
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<p>Dan Sullivan, the Republican Senate candidate in Alaska, is charging that his opponent, Sen. Mark Begich, is an ineffective lawmaker compared to other Alaska senators. According to a recent Sullivan campaign mailer, Begich -- who has been in office since 2009 -- has passed zero pieces of legislation during his first term. The Sullivan campaign reinforced this line of attack in a Facebook meme that said Begich has passed one bill, and all it did was name a building. This meme compared Begich&rsquo;s record to that of other Alaska senators, saying that Begich&rsquo;s predecessor, the late Republican Sen. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/22/dan-sullivan/senate-candidate-dan-sullivan-says-sen-mark-begich/">>> More</a>  more...
Tom Cotton: Says&nbsp;&quot;President Obama hijacked the farm bill (and) turned it into a food stamp bill.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Tom Cotton incorrectly says Obama turned farm bill into food stamps bill
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<p>Back in January, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., took some heat for voting against the final version of the farm bill -- particularly being the only lawmaker from Arkansas, a state that depends on farming, to do so. Now, the Republican Senate candidate is out with an ad to defend his vote, arguing that it was the fiscally responsible course. The 30-second spot features Cotton and his father on their family farm. Cotton says his dad taught him financial lessons that he carried into his current role. &quot;(My dad) taught me early: farmers can&rsquo;t spend more than ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/19/tom-cotton/tom-cotton-incorrectly-says-obama-turned-farm-bill/">>> More</a>  more...
American Crossroads: Says Tom Steyer is a&nbsp;&quot;California billionaire who stands to profit by blocking Keystone&quot; and &quot;is spending big to help&quot; Bruce Braley. &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Would billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer profit if Keystone Pipeline was killed?
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<p>It&rsquo;s Republican strategist Karl Rove versus billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer in Iowa. Rove&rsquo;s group, American Crossroads, is up with a new ad that claims the Democratic Senate candidate there, Rep. Bruce Braley, is doing the bidding for Steyer by voting against the Keystone XL oil pipeline. &quot;Now, a California billionaire who stands to profit by blocking Keystone is spending big to help Braley&rsquo;s campaign,&quot; the ad says. &quot;Bruce Braley, he&rsquo;s on the side of billionaire special interests, not Iowa workers.&quot; Steyer is identified in the ad as the California billionaire. He has run ads helping Braley and ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/19/american-crossroads/would-billionaire-environmentalist-tom-steyer-prof/">>> More</a>  more...
Bloggers: &quot;Three of five detainees swapped (for Bowe Bergdahl) are now ISIS leaders.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Have three detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl now joined ISIS?
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<p>A reader recently sent us a link to a rather startling claim -- that three of the five Guantanamo detainees released by the United States in late May in exchange for Taliban prisoner Bowe Bergdahl have now taken up arms for the Islamic State. That&rsquo;s the militant group sometimes known as ISIS or ISIL that has taken control of portions of Iraq and Syria and has beheaded two American journalists and at least one other Westerner. The claim stems from a website, politicalears.com, that ran a post on Sept. 15, 2014, with the headline, &quot;Three of five detainees ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/18/blog-posting/have-three-detainees-swapped-bowe-bergdahl-now-joi/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: &quot;There is no state in the U.S. where a 40-hour minimum wage work week is enough to afford a two-bedroom apartment.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Minimum wage means most 2-bedroom apartments are out of reach
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<p>What kind of apartment can you afford on a minimum-wage salary? Your options may be very limited.&nbsp; &quot;There is no state in the U.S. where a 40-hour minimum wage work week is enough to afford a two-bedroom apartment,&quot; says a Facebook graphic posted Sept. 11 from OurTime.org, an advocacy group for young Americans. At PolitiFact, we&rsquo;ve noticed a growing number of Facebook users sharing graphics&nbsp;generated by OurTime.org. Its following on Facebook has grown from 100,000 in February to half a million today, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/18/facebook-posts/can-someone-afford-apartment-making-minimum-wage/">>> More</a>  more...
Trent Franks: &quot;It is true&nbsp;that we know that ISIS is present in Ciudad Juarez (Mexico)&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Is ISIS in Mexico and planning to cross the border?
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<p>With the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria growing in the Middle East, nearly half of Americans think the country is less safe than it was before Sept. 11, 2001, according to a recent poll. Some Republicans have expressed concern that the southern border is so porous, members of the extremist group could slip into the United States from Mexico. And a few have said such a plot is already in the works -- but federal agencies don&rsquo;t agree. Rep. Trent Franks, a Republican from Arizona, said his state faces an imminent threat in a recent ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/17/trent-franks/isis-mexico-and-planning-cross-border/">>> More</a>  more...
Amy Klobuchar: Children who witness domestic violence are &quot;twice as likely to commit it themselves.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Klobuchar: Children who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to commit domestic violence
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<p>The release of a video showing NFL running back Ray Rice striking his now-wife in an Atlantic City, N.J., casino elevator revived conversations about domestic violence on the Sunday shows. &nbsp; On the Sept. 14,&nbsp;2014, edition of&nbsp;CNN&rsquo;s State of the Union, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., shared an anecdote from her time as a prosecutor to illustrate the ills of domestic violence. &quot;We had a poster outside the door so everyone would see it when they came in. It was a picture of a woman beaten up with a Band-Aid over her nose, holding a little baby boy,&quot; Klobuchar ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/16/amy-klobuchar/klobuchar-children-who-witness-domestic-violence-a/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: &quot;Income inequality is worse in towns run by Democrat mayors than in towns run by Republican mayors.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Rand Paul says income inequality is worse in cities with Democratic mayors
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<p>During a recent interview with NPR, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., took aim at the belief -- widely held among Democrats -- that Republican policies are encouraging greater income inequality. &quot;I think inequality can be a problem, and interestingly seems to be getting a little bit worse under this administration,&quot; Paul said. &quot;Income inequality is worse in towns run by Democrat mayors than in towns run by Republican mayors.&quot; (Here&rsquo;s the full transcript.) A reader asked us to check whether Paul&rsquo;s claim about cities under Democratic and Republican mayors is correct. So we did. We located a ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/16/rand-paul/rand-paul-says-income-inequality-worse-cities-demo/">>> More</a>  more...
National Republican Congressional Committee: Says &quot;John Barrow voted with Obama 85 percent of the time.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | NRCC says Rep. John Barrow, D-Ga., voted with Barack Obama 85% of the time
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<p>One of the biggest obstacles to a strong Democratic showing in the 2014 midterm elections is that approval ratings for President Barack Obama are mired in the 40 percent range -- and even lower in many red states. Because of this, it&rsquo;s no surprise that the National Republican Congressional Committee -- the House Republicans&rsquo; campaign arm -- is creating ads that emphasize the degree to which vulnerable Democratic incumbents have voted with Obama. We recently found two NRCC ads using virtually identical language on this point. Here, we&rsquo;ll fact-check an ad attacking Democratic Rep. John Barrow of Georgia. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/sep/15/national-republican-congressional-committee/nrcc-says-rep-john-barrow-d-ga-voted-barack-obama-/">>> More</a>  more...

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