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Video: GOP Convention, Day 1

Video: GOP Convention, Day 1 Managing Editor Lori Robertson discusses some of the false and misleading claims made on the first day of the Republican National Convention, which focused on public safety.

SciCheck Speaks with WHYY

SciCheck Speaks with WHYY’s SciCheck writer, Vanessa Schipani, spoke with WHYY radio host Dave Heller about topics she has covered in recent articles.

FactChecking the Debates Managing Editor Lori Robertson regularly discusses false and misleading debate claims on USA Today‘s website.
Click on the links below to view her interviews:

Fact check: The Flint Democratic debate, March 7, 2016
Fact check: The Texas Republican debate, Feb. 26, 2016
Fact check: The ninth Republican debate, Feb. 14, 2016
Fact check: The sixth Democratic debate, Feb. 12, 2016
Fact check: The eighth Republican debate, Feb. 7, 2016
Fact check: Clinton,

The Whoppers of 2015 Director Eugene Kiely appeared on CBS’ “This Morning” to discuss our annual article on some of the biggest political whoppers of the year.

First GOP Presidential Primary Debate Director Eugene Kiely discussed the first Republican presidential primary debate in an Aug. 7 interview with WCBS radio host Wayne Cabot.

Polar Bears and Extreme Weather

SciCheck writer Dave Levitan of was interviewed by Ira Flatow for a segment on Science Friday about the 10th International Conference on Climate Change.

What is SciCheck?

On WHYY’s The Pulse, Maiken Scott interviews writer Dave Levitan about the new SciCheck feature, which focuses exclusively on false and misleading claims about science.
Scott and Levitan discussed the kind of issues that are on SciCheck’s radar, and how Levitan goes about checking politicians’ statements about science.
WHYY radio is a public radio station based in Philadelphia. The Pulse covers health and science issues.
SciCheck is made possible by a grant from the Stanton Foundation.

The State of the Union

WCBS radio’s Wayne Cabot interviews Deputy Managing Editor Rob Farley about President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address.
Farley discussed these statements made by the president in his annual speech to Congress:

“[O]ver the past five years, our businesses have created more than 11 million new jobs.”
The United States is “the only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee paid sick leave.”
The U.S. is the “only advanced country on Earth that doesn’t guarantee … paid maternity leave to our workers.”
“[M]ore than half of manufacturing executives have said they’re actively looking to bring jobs back from China.”

For our full article on this topic see “FactChecking Obama’s State of the Union.”

FactChecking the Virginia Governor’s Race Managing Editor Lori Robertson discusses the (mostly accurate) TV ads in the race for governor of Virginia on Fox 5 News in Washington, D.C.

For more, see our archive files for candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli.

Obama’s Premium Promise

On Connecticut Public Broadcasting, Managing Editor Lori Robertson fact-checks President Obama’s claim that all of the currently uninsured would be able to get insurance on the exchanges “at a significantly cheaper rate” than what they can get now on the individual market, without federal subsidies. Even Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, has acknowledged younger Americans would likely pay more.
For more on Obama’s statement, see our Aug. 13 post, “Obama Overpromises on Premiums.”