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PolitiFact: In debate, Scott Brown says Jeanne Shaheen ‘voted to pave the way’ for a carbon tax

Says Jeanne Shaheen “voted to pave the way for a new national energy tax.” — Scott Brown on Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 in a debate … Full story    
Published:  October 27, 2014

PolitiFact: GOP ad says Shea-Porter is a partisan Democrat, Guinta is ‘independent’ videocam

The statement Rep. Carol Shea-Porter “votes with Nancy Pelosi’s Democrats 95 percent of the time,” but Frank Guinta “will take on both parties” and has … Full story    
Published:  October 26, 2014

PolitiFact NH: Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed bill to let employers use religious opt-out on mammograms

The statement Says Scott Brown co-sponsored legislation to let employers deny women coverage for mammograms. — Jeanne Shaheen on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in a … Full story    
Published:  October 13, 2014

PolitiFactNH: Shaheen says Brown wanted to ‘force women’ to look at photos of fetuses before abortions videocam

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of three fact checks on claims Jeanne Shaheen has made about Scott Brown’s record on women’s issues. As the … Full story    
Published:  October 12, 2014

PolitiFact NH: Jeanne Shaheen says Scott Brown backed measure to let employers deny women birth control coverage

The statement Says Scott Brown “co-sponsored legislation to let employers deny women coverage for birth control.” — Jeanne Shaheen on Monday, September 29th, 2014 in … Full story    
Published:  October 11, 2014

PunditFact: Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza says Obama has bombed more nations than Bush

The statement “Countries bombed: Obama 7, Bush 4” — Ryan Lizza on Monday, September 22nd, 2014 in a tweet Our ruling Lizza, the Washington correspondent … Full story    
Published:  September 28, 2014

PolitiFact NH: Ad targeting Brown says ‘New Hampshire has lost more jobs to China than any other state’ videocam

The statement “New Hampshire has lost more jobs to China than any other state.” – Senate Majority PAC on Monday in a campaign ad Our … Full story    
Published:  September 21, 2014

PolitiFact: Does a video show jihadists jumping into a U.S. embassy pool as Rand Paul claims? videocam

The statement Says in Tripoli, “jihadists today swim in our embassy pool.” Rand Paul on Thursday, September 4th, 2014 in an op-ed for Time magazine … Full story    
Published:  September 12, 2014

Why are red states behind?

I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is … Full story    
Published:  September 8, 2014

PolitiFactNH: Shaheen says ‘Big Oil’ gave Brown $454,260 videocam

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, now running to return to the Senate, hasn’t officially made it through the Republican primary, but he has long been … Full story    
Published:  September 7, 2014

Conservative group says Jeanne Shaheen’s wealth has ‘surged’ since ‘08 election videocam

The statement Says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s “wealth has surged while in public office.” Ending Spending Action Fund on Monday, August 25th, 2014 in a campaign … Full story    
Published:  September 3, 2014

PolitiFact: Paul says federal program incentivizes police militarization

The statement: “Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts.” Rand Paul on Thursday, Aug. 14, in an opinion column Our ruling We found … Full story    
Published:  August 31, 2014

PolitiFact NH: GOP challenger Marilinda Garcia says U.S. Rep. Kuster used taxpayer funds for campaign mail

Says U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster used $293,000 of taxpayer money to send campaign mail. Marilinda Garcia, in a June 27 campaign tweet Voters in … Full story    
Published:  August 10, 2014

Disagrees with PolitiFact finding

An increase of 6 percent in five months isn’t exactly skyrocketing? (PolitiFact, The Telegraph, July 27) That’s over 12 percent per year. I’ll take that … Full story    
Published:  August 4, 2014

PolitiFact: Pelosi says US House ‘has never sued a sitting president’

The statement “The House of Representatives has never sued a sitting president in all of U.S. history.” – Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday, July 29, in … Full story    
Published:  August 3, 2014

PolitiFact: Group says NH gas tax enacted when prices were ‘skyrocketing’

New Hampshire voters are famously unenthusiastic about tax hikes, so it’s no surprise that the Club for Growth, a fiscally conservative group, is making hay … Full story    
Published:  July 27, 2014

PolitiFact: Pelosi says Supreme Court is ‘five guys who start determining what contraceptions are legal’

The statement The U.S. Supreme Court is “five guys who start determining what contraceptions are legal.” Nancy Pelosi on Thursday in a press conference Our … Full story    
Published:  July 13, 2014

PolitiFact NH: Rubens claims fellow Republican Brown voted with Obama 70 percent of the time

When New Hampshire Republican Jim Rubens came face-to-face with Scott Brown in the race for a U.S. Senate seat, Rubens didn’t waste any time going … Full story    
Published:  June 29, 2014

PolitiFactNH: Rubens says armed civilians drastically reduce casualties during mass shootings videocam

As a longtime gun owner, New Hampshire Republican Jim Rubens made his support for Second Amendment rights one of the early themes of his campaign … Full story    
Published:  June 8, 2014

PolitiFact: He’s No. 1 – or close enough on Brown’s claim of bipartisanship

“I was the most bipartisan senator in the United States Senate.” – Scott Brown in a meeting with Republicans in Portsmouth on March 18, 2014 … Full story    
Published:  March 30, 2014

PolitiFact not really about true and false

True or false. That is what has been featuring on The Telegraph’s front page. They claim to be unbiased and factually based from various … Full story    
Published:  March 25, 2014

PolitiFact: Americans for Prosperity claims people are getting less at a higher cost under the Affordable Care Act videocam

THE STATEMENT Millions of Americans “are paying more and getting less” under the Affordable Care Act. Americans for Prosperity on Monday, March 17, in a … Full story    
Published:  March 23, 2014

PolitiFact NH: Did Kuster flip-flop on employer mandates in Affordable Care Act?

When Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster, D-N.H., sat down recently for an interview on New Hampshire Public Radio, the conversation quickly turned to President Barack Obama’s … Full story    
Published:  March 9, 2014

Debt vs. deficit: What’s the difference?

What word starts with “d,” ends with “t” and has to do with the federal budget? You’d be right if you said “debt.” You’d also … Full story    
Published:  March 2, 2014

PunditFact: CNN’s Candy Crowley says it’s unusual for a president or their family not to attend the Olympics

The statement “It’s been 14 years since a president or a vice president or a member of their family has not gone and attended at … Full story    
Published:  February 21, 2014

PolitiFactNH: Pro-Democratic PAC says Brown ‘delivered for Wall Street, saving big banks $19 billion in taxes’ videocam

Republican Scott Brown hasn’t tipped his hat about whether he’ll run for office in New Hampshire, but the buzz about Brown hasn’t died down in … Full story    
Published:  February 16, 2014

Waltons’ wealth equals total of bottom 42%

The statement “The Walton family, which owns Wal-Mart, controls a fortune equal to the wealth of the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined.” One Wisconsin … Full story    
Published:  December 17, 2013

PolitiFact Lie of the Year: ‘If you like your health care plan, you can keep it’

It was a catchy political pitch, and a chance to calm nerves about his dramatic and complicated plan to bring historic change to America’s health … Full story    
Published:  December 15, 2013

PolitiFactNH: Jim Rubens claims NH Sen. Jeanne Shaheen was the deciding vote to pass Obamacare

With glitches continuing to hamper the federal health care website that went live in October, a group of Senate Democrats is asking the White House … Full story    
Published:  November 27, 2013

PolitiFactNH: Huckabee says more people want to hunt moose in NH than want Obamacare

With dismal early enrollment numbers, the new federal health insurance marketplace that went live in October has been derided by critics, including former Arkansas Gov. … Full story    
Published:  November 24, 2013

Holding pundits accountable

The land of punditry, of which I am a resident, has grown from a relatively small group of people expected to research their opinions to … Full story    
Published:  November 9, 2013

PolitiFactNH: Ayotte goes bipartisan, points out amount of debt accrued by Bush, Obama

During a swing through New Hampshire in October, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., hammered home her concern about the country’s growing national debt. When she met … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2013

PolitiFact NH: NRCC says Rep. Ann Kuster turned “a blind eye to those in need of funding” in shutdown votes

Says Ann Kuster turned “a blind eye to those in need of funding” by voting “against funding for our nation’s veterans, low-income women and children, … Full story    
Published:  October 18, 2013

PolitiFactNH: Shaheen says 96 percent of employers in New Hampshire are small businesses

The ramifications of the lingering federal government shutdown have varied in New Hampshire and across the country. With the shutdown entering its ninth day Wednesday … Full story    
Published:  October 13, 2013

PolitiFact: Claims that Ayotte voted to fix background checks have a point, but so do attacks

Says Kelly Ayotte voted to “fix background checks.” Reclaim America PAC on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013 in a TV ad -------------- New Hampshire Sen. Kelly … Full story    
Published:  May 17, 2013

PolitiFact NH: Former U.S. Senator Scott Brown can be called Mr. Bipartisan

The statement ‘I was the most bipartisan senator in the United States Senate.’ – Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown on April 4 following a speech … Full story    
Published:  April 29, 2013

PolitiFact NH: Democrats say their budget left state in better shape than Republicans’ budget

Just like baseball, New Hampshire’s budget season is just getting under way. But even before legislators got their first swing at this year’s spending proposal, … Full story    
Published:  April 15, 2013

PolitiFact: Dems claim on Affordable Care Act savings rated half-true

Federal health care reform won’t start in earnest until this autumn, but on the third anniversary of the law that gave us Obamacare, the New … Full story    
Published:  April 13, 2013

Lien supports GOP’s Horn owing tax

Says Jennifer Horn, chairwoman of the N.H. Republican Party, owes $92,000 in back taxes. RAY BUCKLEY, chairman of the N.H. Democratic Party, March 5 in … Full story    
Published:  March 18, 2013

PolitiFact: Honeywell CEO on target on debt size

One day before President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, David Cote, chairman and CEO of Honeywell International and a member of … Full story    
Published:  March 10, 2013