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Scott Walker’s Education Boast

Scott Walker’s Education Boast

Gov. Scott Walker says his state’s “ACT scores are up and Wisconsin now ranks second in the country.” But scores are not up, and the state’s national ranking is misleading.

The Santorum File

The Santorum File

Rick Santorum has announced he will run again for president in 2016. This is our report on some of the false or misleading remarks he has made over the years.

Misleading on Education Cuts in Louisiana

Misleading on Education Cuts in Louisiana

A new ad from Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu takes liberties with the facts to make the claim that her opponent, Rep. Bill Cassidy, “voted to cut $86 million from Louisiana schools.”

Student Loan Stretching

Student Loan Stretching

Arkansas Rep. Tom Cotton mischaracterizes the Affordable Care Act’s impact on student loans, and a teachers union stretches Cotton’s voting record on the issue.

FactChecking the North Carolina Senate Race

FactChecking the North Carolina Senate Race

The North Carolina Senate race pits incumbent Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan against Republican challenger Thom Tillis. While the two campaigns have aggressively attacked each another, they’ve had a lot of help from outside supporters as well.

Tillis: Education Budget Backer or Hacker?

Tillis: Education Budget Backer or Hacker?

A North Carolina public school teacher says in a TV ad that she tells her students to “start with the facts,” but she begins attacking Republican Senate candidate Thom Tillis with an exaggerated claim about Tillis’ education “cuts.”

Childish Georgia Ads

Childish Georgia Ads

TV ads in Georgia’s GOP Senate primary have taken a childish turn. Ads depicting his opponents as crying babies have helped businessman David Perdue take a lead in polls. Now Rep. Jack Kingston’s ad likens Perdue to an infant with a stinking diaper.