Jacky Rosen – Would Heller cut Social Security or Medicare to pay for tax cuts?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Would Heller cut Social Security or Medicare to pay for tax cuts? The popularity of Social Security and Medicare cuts across party lines, so it’s no surprise their future comes up in campaigns. Nevada’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Jacky Rosen took a shot at incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller […]

Marsha Blackburn – Blackburn: Lack of broadband shuttered rural hospitals. It didn't

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Blackburn: Lack of broadband shuttered rural hospitals. It didn’t At a gathering of the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Franklin, Tenn., Republican Senate nominee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, talked about things she would aim to reduce, such as EPA regulations, and things she would aim to build up, such as broadband internet. […]

Donald Trump – Do players get most of NFL revenues, as Donald Trump says?

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Do players get most of NFL revenues, as Donald Trump says? President Donald Trump took another shot at the National Football League, the latest in his ongoing Twitter war against the NFL over some players taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police mistreatment of African-Americans. On […]

Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force. What would it look like?

President Donald Trump is moving ahead on the Space Force. Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a sixth military branch during an Aug. 9 speech at the Pentagon. Pence says the administration hopes to have Space Force operational by 2020. "As President Trump has said, in his words, it is not enough to […]

Joe Donnelly – The facts behind Joe Donnelly's Senate effectiveness

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | The facts behind Joe Donnelly’s Senate effectiveness Joe Donnelly, incumbent senator running for re-election in Indiana, touted his effective lawmaking during a seven-day campaign trip around the state. "43 of Joe’s legislative proposals have become law, including 21 since President Trump took office," an Aug. 8 press release from […]

Jon Tester – In Montana Senate race, long-standing battle between developers, farmers looms large

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In Montana Senate race, long-standing battle between developers, farmers looms large In Montana’s contentious U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Jon Tester accused his Republican challenger of placing the interests of property developers over Montana farmers. Tester is making the case that opponent Matt Rosendale’s previous career as a land developer […]

Sonny Perdue – Retaliatory tariffs take heavy toll on U.S. farmers

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Retaliatory tariffs take heavy toll on U.S. farmers As President Donald Trump’s trade war wages on, we decided to check in on the most affected sectors. U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue said farmers, who will receive $12 billion in aid, were particularly affected by the dispute. "America’s hard-working […]

Was the Trump Tower meeting with Russian lawyer ‘totally legal,’ as Trump said?

How often do American political campaigns seek damaging information from a foreign government? According to President Donald Trump, attempting to weaponize this kind of dirt against political opponents is common practice — and perfectly legal. At least that’s Trump’s latest thought concerning a meeting at Trump Tower that his son brokered during the election. Donald […]