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Ted Cruz: "Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist (for surgeon general)."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Cruz: Obama's surgeon general pick is not a 'health professional'
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<p>The lack of a surgeon general -- the federal government&rsquo;s top public health spokesperson -- has become a point of contention as the public panics about Ebola. Sen. Ted Cruz said President Barack Obama is to blame for the fact that the position hasn&rsquo;t been filled. &quot;Look, of course we should have a surgeon general in place,&quot; Cruz, R-Texas, said on CNN&rsquo;s State of the Union Oct. 19. &quot;And we don&rsquo;t have one because President Obama, instead of nominating a health professional, he nominated someone who is an anti-gun activist.&quot; Obama nominated Dr. Vivek Murthy in November 2013, ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/23/ted-cruz/cruz-obamas-surgeon-general-pick-not-health-profes/">>> More</a>  more...
Tom Cotton: Says Mark Pryor &quot;votes with Obama 93 percent of the time.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Cotton: Pryor votes with Obama 93 percent of the time
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<p>Tom Cotton says Mark Pryor votes in lockstep with President Barack Obama, but Pryor says he&rsquo;s one of the most independent senators. Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton of Arkansas is challenging incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Pryor, in a tight race that could decide which party controls the Senate. Like many other Republicans facing against incumbent Democrats, Cotton often attacks Pryor for voting in line with Obama&rsquo;s policies more often than not. In the candidates&rsquo; first debate Oct. 13, Cotton said, &quot;Sen.&nbsp;Pryor has said that President Obama doesn&rsquo;t have a lot to offer rural America and states like Arkansas. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/22/tom-cotton/cotton-pryor-votes-obama-93-percent-time/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: The Affordable Care Act says that &quot;at age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment. &hellip; &nbsp;Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient&#39;s age.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Five years on, chain email about cancer treatment rationing after age 76 is still Pants on Fire
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<p>A reader recently sent us a&nbsp;years-old chain email that has morphed into something more timely. It now has&nbsp;the heading, &quot;IMPORTANT ACTION INFORMATION FOR NOVEMBER, 2014 &nbsp;VOTE.&quot; For years before that, though, the&nbsp;chain email has&nbsp;floated&nbsp;around the Internet, making the scary claim that &quot;at age 76 when you most need it most, you are not eligible for cancer treatment. Cancer hospital will ration care according to the patient&#39;s age.&quot; PolitiFact Oregon gave this a rating of Pants on Fire when they looked at it in 2013. The email -- which has changed somewhat as it has zigzagged around social media ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/21/chain-email/five-years-chain-email-about-cancer-treatment-rati/">>> More</a>  more...
Tim Murphy: Blocking travel from countries with Ebola should be possible because President Barack Obama &quot;has sealed off Israel in the past.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Rep. Tim Murphy says air ban on Israel offers precedent for Ebola travel policy
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<p>Ebola was once again Topic A on the Sunday news shows. On Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace had an exchange with Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., over one of the most contentious Ebola-related issues -- whether to enact a travel ban from countries where Ebola is spreading, such as the west African nations of Liberia and Sierra Leone. Here&rsquo;s the exchange: Wallace: &quot;I want to talk about the threats from those countries -- the &lsquo;hot zone&rsquo; -- to this country, because one of the big issues, of course, is this idea of a travel ban. &hellip; Congressman Murphy, this is ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/21/tim-murphy/rep-tim-murphy-says-air-ban-israel-offers-preceden/">>> More</a>  more...
Cory Gardner: The CDC is &quot;spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening and massage therapy&quot; that could be redirected to Ebola.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Amid Ebola cases, Cory Gardner blasts CDC spending on 'jazzercise,' 'urban gardens'
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<p>As fears over Ebola reached a crescendo, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., took a shot at the federal government&rsquo;s handling of the disease during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Udall. Gardner has been gaining ground in the closely&nbsp;watched Colorado Senate race, and that contest is just one of many around the country in which Ebola has become an issue. Gardner, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said, &quot;Perhaps the CDC should quit spending money on things like jazzercise, urban gardening and massage therapy and direct that money to where it&#39;s appropriate in protecting the health of the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/20/cory-gardner/amid-ebola-cases-cory-gardner-blasts-cdc-spending-/">>> More</a>  more...
Larry Pressler: &quot;All four on Mount Rushmore, they were all independents at one critical point in their career.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler claims Mount Rushmore presidents were independents, too
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<p>Early in the election cycle, South Dakota was viewed as safely Republican in the 2014 midterms. But the emergence of a familiar face has left the outcome up in the air just weeks before Election Day. Larry Pressler was a Republican in the Senate for 18 years before losing to Democrat Tim Johnson in 1996. Now, as Johnson retires, Pressler&rsquo;s back running as an independent, undercutting what was supposed to be a cakewalk for Republican Mike Rounds and giving hope to Democrat Rick Weiland. At a recent candidate forum, Pressler made the case for his campaign. He said South ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/16/larry-pressler/larry-pressler-independent-senate-candidate-claims/">>> More</a>  more...
Chain email: &quot;2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Viral claim says IRS will be delaying tax refunds next year, but it's fake news
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<p>Readers recently forwarded us a claim they had begun seeing in their inbox -- and which their friends were believing. It was a link to a story headlined, &quot;2014 Federal Tax Refunds To Be Delayed Until October 2015.&quot; This would be a pretty big deal if true. Is it? The short answer is: No. It turns out that the article was published in September 2014 on a website called the National Report. Here&rsquo;s a portion of the article: &quot;Normally when you file your taxes, whatever money is owed back to you is quickly repaid. The process of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/16/chain-email/viral-claim-says-irs-will-be-delaying-tax-refunds-/">>> More</a>  more...
Tom Cotton: Under my platform, &quot;I will make no changes to the current (Medicare) system for current retirees and anyone approaching retirement.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Tom Cotton says he wouldn't back changes for those on Medicare, but the ACA repeal he supports would
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<p>During a debate in the hotly contested Arkansas Senate race, Republican Tom Cotton and Democratic incumbent Mark Pryor squared off over the question of Medicare and how it would be affected by the Affordable Care Act, the health care law sometimes called Obamacare. A moderator kicked off the exchange by noting that TV ads in the race had made several claims about possible changes to Medicare and where the candidates stood on those changes. Pryor was asked, &quot;What specifically would you change about the current system, if anything?&quot; Pryor answered by parrying a charge that he had voted to cut ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/16/tom-cotton/tom-cotton-says-he-wouldnt-back-changes-those-medi/">>> More</a>  more...
Joni Ernst: &quot;Iowa has the fourth fastest-growing personal income in the United States, while nationally, the real wage has decreased over the past eight years that Congressman (Bruce) Braley has been there by 2.7 percent.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Joni Ernst praises Iowa economy, compares it to weak U.S. wage trend
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<p>During an Oct. 11, 2014, debate, Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley -- who are facing off in one of the nation&rsquo;s most pivotal Senate races -- sparred over the economy. At one point in the debate, Ernst compared &quot;Washington, D.C., ways&quot; with &quot;Iowa values.&quot; She pointed to &quot;records of failure coming from this administration, and followers like Congressman Braley, versus our Iowa values and the way we have conducted business in the last four years. With my good supporter, (Republican Gov.) Terry Branstad, we have implemented strong economic policy here in Iowa -- lower taxes, reduced ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/15/joni-ernst/joni-ernst-praises-iowa-economy-compares-it-weak-u/">>> More</a>  more...
Alison Lundergan Grimes: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, &quot;would help lift over a million Americans out of poverty.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Alison Lundergan Grimes says raising the minimum wage would lift a million people out of poverty
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<p>The minimum wage is one area where Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes has gone on the offensive against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in Kentucky&rsquo;s race for U.S. Senate. Grimes, now the Kentucky secretary of state, backs a Democratic effort to raise it to $10.10 an hour. In the Oct. 13 Kentucky Senate debate, McConnell, running for a sixth term in office, explained his opposition to raising the minimum wage by claiming that a Congressional Budget Office report says &quot;you will destroy between half a million and 1 million jobs (by raising the federal minimum wage).&quot; &quot;That&rsquo;s not the way to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/oct/14/alison-lundergan-grimes/alison-lundergan-grimes-says-raising-minimum-wage-/">>> More</a>  more...

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