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PolitiFact→ Tim Scott – Is Tim Scott right that a record-low share of working-age men are working today?
“The share of working-age men choosing to work is the lowest it has ever been.”
Washington Post→ Tim Scott hypes ‘terrorist watch list’ border crossings
The GOP presidential hopeful used Homeland Security data to suggest a flood of would-be terrorists crossing from Mexico -- but most the encounters were on the border with Canada.
The Dispatch→ Does the GOP Deserve Tim Scott?
Too many Republicans prefer Trump’s self-indulgent chaos over smart policy. Continue reading Does the GOP Deserve Tim Scott? »
FactCheck.org→ FactChecking Tim Scott’s Presidential Campaign Announcement
Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina announced on May 22 that he will seek the Republican nomination for president in 2024. We reviewed his speech — and an exclusive NBC News interview he did shortly after — and found that he made a few claims
The Dispatch→ Sen. Tim Scott Joins the Race
Plus: Vacant offices spell trouble for commercial real estate. Continue reading Sen. Tim Scott Joins the Race »
The Dispatch→ Tim Scott Hopes for a Republican Reversal
The South Carolina senator hopes his presidential run will be the antidote to grievance politics. Continue reading Tim Scott Hopes for a Republican Reversal »
The Dispatch→ How Tim Scott Wins
Sen. Tim Scott announcing his run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination at a campaign event on May 22, 2023 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)He doesn’t. Unless …Continue reading How Tim Scott Wins »
The Dispatch→ Tim Scott Takes His 2024 Shot
Sen. Tim Scott announcing his run for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination at a campaign event on May 22, 2023 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)Plus: The array of possible GOP candidates still outside loo
PolitiFact→ Tim Scott – Sen. Tim Scott said Black homeownership has been static since 1968 housing law. He’s right.
“For African American families in particular, the homeownership rate remains relatively unchanged since 1968, the year the Fair Housing Act was signed into law.”
Logically→ California State Senator Scott Wiener did not pose with a book titled ‘How to Legally Kidnap Children’
Poynter→ The Unite the Right rally was real, not a staged ‘intel op’ as Dilbert creator Scott Adams claims
On Aug. 11, 2017, hundreds of alt-right and neo-Nazi supporters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to protest the city’s decision to remove Confederate monuments. Armed with weapons and lit tiki torches […] The post The Unite the Right rall
PolitiFact→ Scott Adams – Unite the Right rally was real, not a staged ‘intel op’
The 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was “an American intel op against Trump.”
The Dispatch→ Tim Scott’s 2024 Gamble
Sen. Tim Scott delivers remarks at the Charleston County Republican Party’s Black History Month banquet February 16, 2023, in Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)His listening tour tests whether Republican primary voters wo
AllSides→ The Facts on Sen. Scott’s Claim That Biden Is a ‘Tax Cheat’
https://www.factcheck.org/2023/02/the-facts-on-sen-scotts-claim-that-biden-is-a-tax-cheat/ After Presid
FactCheck.org→ The Facts on Sen. Scott’s Claim That Biden Is a ‘Tax Cheat’
After President Joe Biden took a veiled swipe at him during the State of the Union address, Sen. Rick Scott released an ad labeling Biden a “tax cheat.” Biden was first scrutinized in 2019 for using what one nonpartisan expert described as an “a
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – Sen. Rick Scott’s false claim that Joe Biden ‘cheated’ on taxes
President Joe Biden “cheated on his taxes and got away with it.”
The Dispatch→ Is Ron DeSantis Just Scott Walker 2.0?
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks at a press conference on January 30, 2023, in Auburndale, Florida. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images.)Lessons from a popular governor’s failed campaign.The post Is Ron DeSantis Just Scott Wa
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – Rick Scott wrongly said election officials can’t verify voters who use Election Day registration
Same-day voter registration "does not allow election officials to verify the validity and accuracy of voter information."
PolitiFact→ Scott Adams – No, ‘Dilbert’ creator is wrong about unvaccinated, they face more risk of COVID-19 infection, death
People not vaccinated against COVID-19 “came out the best."
PolitiFact→ Scott Walker – No, drag shows are not the same as strip shows
“Let’s be clear: ‘drag shows’ are strip shows.”
PolitiFact→ Scott Walker – Yes, governors who oppose abortion did well in midterms – but so did governors who feel the opposite
“Every pro-life Governor up for election in November won – by a large margin.”
PolitiFact→ Scott Perry – FBI, DOJ tagged threats against school officials, not parents for attending school board meetings
"Parents that go to school board meetings" and question the curriculum are being "flagged by the Department of Justice and the FBI for attending a meeting."
Logically→ Photographs from Captain Robert Scott’s 1912 Antarctic expedition show the ruins of an ancient civilization in Antarctica.
There is no credible evidence of an ancient civilization in Antarctica or that Captain Scott found ruins on the continent.
Lead Stories→ Fact Check: Rep. Scott Perry Did NOT Issue Statement That ‘Italian Satellites,’ CIA, Italian Government Stole Votes From Trump
Did Rep. Scott Perry make an official statement saying that "Italian satellites," the CIA and the Italian government collaborated to manipulate votes in President Joe Biden's favor? No, that's not true: According to Perry's office and a r
The Dispatch→ Rick Scott Takes His Shot
Yet the senator’s bid to topple Mitch McConnell will likely be snuffed out fast. The post Rick Scott Takes His Shot appeared first on The Dispatch.
PolitiFact→ Instagram posts – Scott Jensen conceded the Minnesota gubernatorial race. It wasn't 'stolen'
“Minnesota was stolen from Scott Jensen.”
PolitiFact→ Fact-checking Trump’s rally with Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, but not Ron DeSantis
: During a Florida rally to promote U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former President Donald Trump made a series of false or misleading claims about drop boxes, mail ballots, and his own record on the economy. Gov. Ron DeSantis held a separate rally elsewhere in
Full Fact→ UK Government doesn’t retain £50bn of Scottish taxes
Posts on social media overcount and double count Scottish revenues while undercounting Scottish expenditure.
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – Rick Scott repeats false claim that Democrats cut $280 billion from Medicare
“All Democrats in the Senate and House voted to cut $280 billion out of Medicare just two months ago.”
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – No, Kamala Harris didn’t say Hurricane Ian relief would be based on skin color
Kamala Harris said about Hurricane Ian that “if you have a different skin color, you're going to get relief faster.”
Logically→ A 27-year-old Scottish woman died suddenly due to adverse effects from the COVID-19 vaccine.
The cause of Chelsea Tant's death is unknown, with no evidence that COVID-19 vaccine affected her adversely.
PolitiFact→ Rick Scott – Rick Scott overstates potential hiring surge at the IRS
The IRS is adding 87,000 new agents, making the IRS “larger than (the) Pentagon, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Customs and Border Protection and the State Department combined.”
PolitiFact→ Tim Scott – Tim Scott mangles false GOP talking point on IRS hounding average taxpayers
“The Congressional Budget Office says 90% of the revenue generated from the new IRS agents will come from people making less than $200,000 … and the revenue generated will be $300-plus billion.”
Snopes→ New Scottish Law Makes Period Products Free for All
A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them.
FactCheck.org→ Scott Overstates Tax Increases in Inflation Reduction Act
The Inflation Reduction Act proposes to raise over $700 billion in new revenues over 10 years to be spent on energy, climate change initiatives, health care and deficit reduction. But not all of those revenues come via higher taxes. More than half come
PolitiFact→ Facebook posts – No, Trump didn’t speak in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 18, 2022
Donald Trump gave a speech in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on July 18, 2022.
Snopes→ Scottish Leader Calls for New Independence Vote Next Year
Scotland's leader told lawmakers in Edinburgh that she plans to hold a fresh referendum on Scotland's independence on Oct. 19, 2023.
PolitiFact→ Democratic Party of Wisconsin – Democrats still exaggerating GOP backing of Scott’s plan on Social Security, Medicare, taxes
Republican politicians are pushing a plan "that could raise taxes on almost one in three Wisconsinites and sunset Social Security and Medicare in five years."
PolitiFact→ Bobby Scott – Are public schools as segregated today as in 1960s?
“Public schools are now as segregated by race and class as they were in the 1960s.”