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Sheila Jackson Lee: "We did not seek an impeachment of President Bush."

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 As Congress’ 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. ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 3 hours ago, 4:07pm CDT
 

Nancy Pelosi: "The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history."

The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Nancy Pelosi says U.S. House 'has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history' 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’s also being used by both sides to fire up their base in advance of the midte ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 8 hours ago, 10:34am CDT
 

Cory Gardner: "We would create thousands of jobs in Colorado, if the Keystone Pipeline were to be built."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Cory Gardner says Keystone XL pipeline would create thousands of jobs in Colorado President Barack Obama’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 pipeli ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 8 hours ago, 10:21am CDT
 

Concerned Veterans for America: Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, "skipped an important VA reform hearing to attend three fundraisers."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Ad says Bruce Braley was raising money during a veterans affairs hearing 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’s not true. Braley "skipped an astonishing 79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings. He even skipped an important VA reform hearing to attend three fundraisers," says the television a ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 1 day ago, 5:05pm CDT
 

Concerned Veterans for America: Says Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, missed "79 percent of veterans affairs committee hearings."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | How many veterans affairs hearings did Bruce Braley miss? Congressional oversight of veterans affairs isn’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 ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 1 day ago, 5:04pm CDT
 

Facebook posts: "97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Are 97 of the nation's 100 poorest counties in red states? A meme circulating on Twitter and other social media recently caught our eye. Created by the liberal group Occupy Democrats, it said, "97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states. But tell me again how Republican policies grow the economy?" This was a variation on a few ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 2 days ago, 4:38pm CDT
 

Tom Cotton: Says Mark Pryor "continues to insist" that Obamacare is "an amazing success."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Tom Cotton says Mark Pryor 'continues to insist' that Obamacare is an 'amazing success' 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’s vote for the Affordable Care Act to an unbridled loyalty to President Barack Obama and his party, rather th ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 2 days ago, 2:32pm CDT
 

Joe Biden: The Obama administration's policies "have reduced minority dropout rate by 25 percent."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Joe Biden says Obama policies have cut minority dropout rate by 25 percent During a recent address in Las Vegas to the NAACP, Vice President Joe Biden touted the Obama administration’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, "How else, were it not the right of all those folks to ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 2 days ago, 11:20am CDT
 

Jeb Bush: "By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Jeb Bush says 2 percent of children apprehended at border in 2014 were returned Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, one of the Republican Party’s most vocal advocates of federal action on immigration policy, recently re-entered the immigration debate with an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal regarding the thousands of undocumented Central American minors flocking to the United States border. Bush, a potential 2016 ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 3 days ago, 3:07pm CDT
 

Rob Astorino: The state of New York is the "worst in the nation in economic recovery."

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Rob Astorino, GOP challenger to Andrew Cuomo, says New York had worst recovery from recession Rob Astorino, the county executive of New York’s Westchester County, is the expected Republican nominee for governor this fall, facing the uphill challenge of unseating Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has led several recent polls by about 30 points. On July 25, 2014, Astorino appeared on Fox & Friends to tout his candidacy. Among other things, Astor ...
Full article at: Politifact.com 3 days ago, 1:17pm CDT
 



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