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PolitiFact Hampshire is a partnership between The Telegraph and PolitiFact, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking Web site.


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    
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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 Politifact.com 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

Ayotte’s take on Sandy spending Mostly True

U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte sees a lot of pork in the Hurricane Sandy relief bill, which became law Jan. 28. And to hear her tell … Full story    
Published:  February 17, 2013

Politifact: Hassan claim on NH tuitions confirmed

New Hampshire officials usually like to see the state’s colleges and universities climb the national rankings. But there’s at least one ranking Gov. Maggie Hassan … Full story    
Published:  January 23, 2013

PolitiFactNH: NRCC claim about all the world’s platinum is rich in truth

According to the National Republican Congressional Committee, President Barack Obama, U.S. Rep. Ann McLane Kuster and other Washington Democrats have a platinum target on their … Full story    
Published:  January 13, 2013

Gingrich wrong on holiday limitations

Newt Gingrich says the nation’s obsession with being politically correct has come to this: Federal officials aren’t allowed to say “Merry Christmas.” On the campaign … Full story    
Published:  December 26, 2012

Vincent: Social Security claim not as simple as ‘true’ or ‘false’

If you’re of a certain age, you can remember that in grade school a common activity was to paste stamps into a book. Once you … Full story    
Published:  December 23, 2012

Ayotte off on support for president’s budget proposal

President Barack Obama’s initial deficit reduction proposal presented last month sounded familiar to U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte. Targeting the same tax increases without any significant … Full story    
Published:  December 16, 2012

PolitiFact Lie of the Year: the Romney campaign’s ad on Jeeps made in China

Says Barack Obama “sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China” at the cost of American jobs. Mitt Romney campaign ad … Full story    
Published:  December 13, 2012

PolitiFact: Shaheen off on Social Security

When it comes to the fiscal cliff, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen is willing to consider anything to ease the fall. Everything, that is, except for … Full story    
Published:  December 9, 2012

Politifact NH: Voters elected most diverse Congress

New Hampshire voters made history this month, electing the nation’s first all-female delegation to Congress. And they weren’t the only ones to break down barriers. … Full story    
Published:  November 26, 2012

Hassan close enough on unemployment rate, but not on the reason

Says New Hampshire had the fourth-lowest unemployment rate in the country during Maggie Hassan’s time in the state Senate. Gov.-elect Maggie Hassan on Wednesday, Nov. … Full story    
Published:  November 18, 2012

Election may be over, but NH PolitiFact is not

New Hampshire made history on Election Day, in how many people showed up at the polls and who they voted into office. And those thousands … Full story    
Published:  November 12, 2012

PolitiFactNH: Significant claims on the fact-check beaten trail to the White House

Their eyes on the four-electoral vote prize, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney make their final stops in New Hampshire in the … Full story    
Published:  November 4, 2012

PolitiFact NH: Claims about Hassan’s support of tax increases Half True

With the election now days away, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ovide Lamontagne has been busy trying to paint challenger Maggie Hassan as a serial tax-and-spender. He … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2012

PolitiFactNH: Dems’ attack on Lamontagne’s plans for kindergarten over the top

New Hampshire voters have almost made it to the Election Day finish line – signaling a final push for campaigns to flood mailboxes and front … Full story    
Published:  November 3, 2012

Telegraph, PolitiFact correct Hassan ad

On Oct. 29, The Telegraph and PolitiFact.com corrected a totally deceptive and misleading TV ad paid for by Republican Governors Association about the house that … Full story    
Published:  November 1, 2012