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Mistaken Tax Facts

Mistaken Tax Facts

In an ad attacking a Republican senator, the League of Conservation Voters claims the average Wisconsin family pays $7,500 a year in federal income tax. Not so. The tax would be $724 for the family shown in the ad with the income specified by the league.

Obama-Rouhani Photo Is Not Real

Obama-Rouhani Photo Is Not Real

A word of caution to ad makers: Don’t believe everything you see online, even images “in circulation widely on the internet.”

FactChecking CPAC

FactChecking CPAC

A parade of potential Republican presidential candidates took turns at delivering speeches and answering questions at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference that started on Feb. 26. Along the way there were some distortions of facts.

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.

Midterm Medicare Mudslinging

Midterm Medicare Mudslinging

Democrats, Republicans spend nearly $50 million on TV ads that repeat old, scary Medicare claims.

Spinning Wisconsin Voters

Spinning Wisconsin Voters

In Wisconsin’s race for governor, both sides are playing “spin the voter” with Republican incumbent Scott Walker’s record on jobs.

Wisconsin Trek-ery

Wisconsin Trek-ery

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker claims his Democratic opponent is “sending jobs overseas.” But Mary Burke says the family company makes “more bikes in the U.S. than anyone.” Neither is telling the whole story.

Americans United for Change

Americans United for Change is a liberal group whose message closely mirrors that of the Obama White House.