Monday, July 16, 2018

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PolitiFact Florida: What Trumpís Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

PolitiFact Florida: What Trumpís Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has said on abortion

When President Donald Trump unveiled his second Supreme Court justice pick, Floridaís Democratic candidates for governor warned of dire consequences for access to abortion."With his pick of Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump has done everything in his ...
Published: 07/16/18
PolitiFact Florida: Did Sen. Bill Nelson vote for higher taxes 349 times? No

PolitiFact Florida: Did Sen. Bill Nelson vote for higher taxes 349 times? No

For years, Republicans have criticized Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson for voting to raise taxes again and again.Nelsonís opponent in the 2012 U.S. Senate race, Connie Mack, claimed Nelson raised taxes 150 times. That claim grew to 272 before the Novembe...
Published: 07/09/18
PolitiFact Florida: Andrew Gillumís largely accurate attack on Philip Levineís record

PolitiFact Florida: Andrew Gillumís largely accurate attack on Philip Levineís record

As he makes his run to become Floridaís governor, Democrat Philip Levine often touts the more progressive moves he made during his time as mayor of Miami Beach.Chief among them is increasing the minimum wage and banning assault weapons."Everyone want...
Published: 07/02/18
PolitiFact Florida: Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelsonís record on Social Security, Medicare

PolitiFact Florida: Republican PAC misleads in ad about Sen. Bill Nelsonís record on Social Security, Medicare

A new ad portrays Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson as a career politician who doesnít have the backs of senior citizens.The New Republican PAC, which is backing Gov. Rick Scott in Floridaís closely watched Senate race, released a 30-second ad criticizing ...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Have more students been killed in schools than soldiers in combat zones?

PolitiFact Florida: Have more students been killed in schools than soldiers in combat zones?

After a student gunman killed 10 people in Santa Fe, Texas, a claim circulated widely on social media that compared the number of deaths in the military with the number of deaths in school shootings.One of the politicians who shared it on social medi...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

PolitiFact Florida: Ron DeSantis overplays link between the opioid crisis and southern border

Republican candidate for Florida governor Ron DeSantis has a plan to solve the opioid epidemic, and it starts with securing the southern border of the United States.Thatís where lethal drugs pour into the country, he said during the Westside Republic...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Hereís why thatís overstated

PolitiFact Florida: House says per-student bump of 47 cents is a myth. Hereís why thatís overstated

Florida House Republicans are playing mythbusters on claims of stagnant school spending.The House Majority Office, which is overseen by Speaker Richard Corcoran, released a five-minute video May 17 that takes aim at teachersí unions and state educato...
Updated one month ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam oppose putting troops on the border using the National Guard?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Adam Putnam oppose putting troops on the border using the National Guard?

In Floridaís Republican primary for governor, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis challenged Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnamís credibility on illegal immigration.DeSantis cast Putnam as not being conservative enough on immigration in a chat May 2 with radio ...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

PolitiFact Florida: Did Gwen Graham vote against President Obama 52 percent of the time?

A progressive super PAC slammed the congressional record of Democrat Gwen Graham as too conservative for Floridaís next governor.The Collective super PAC paid for the 30-second spot. The group supports black, progressive candidates and is backing Tal...
Updated: 2 months ago
PolitiFact Florida: How much money do welders, pipefitters make? Adam Putnam says itís huge

PolitiFact Florida: How much money do welders, pipefitters make? Adam Putnam says itís huge

Itís no secret that Adam Putnam, Republican candidate for governor, is a fan of technical and vocational training. But what is a secret, according to Putnam, is how much money people make after getting the training."Nobody is telling our students tha...
Updated: 2 months ago