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Groundhog Friday

This week’s rundown of repeated claims includes former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Jeff Sessions and President Barack Obama, in addition to the presidential candidates and one of the running mates.

Kaine vs. Pence on Unemployment

Donald Trump ignores prevailing economic trends when he notes that when Tim Kaine was governor of Virginia “unemployment doubled” while under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana has seen “great job growth.”

Clinton, Pence Mislead on Indiana Education

Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Mike Pence, “slashed education funding in Indiana.” But Pence claimed he made “record investments in education.” Clinton is wrong, and Pence is misleading.

Pence on Employment Record

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence claimed his “common-sense Republican leadership” is responsible for record employment in his state. But Indiana’s job growth lags the national trend.

Video: Day 3 of the Convention

FactCheck.org’s Lori Robertson talks with USA Today’s Paul Singer about claims made during the third day of the Republican National Convention.

Trump Oversells Pence’s Record

Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate July 16, but, in doing so, oversold Indiana’s economic performance under Pence.

Lowest Unemployment Rate in the Midwest?

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says his state has “the lowest unemployment rate in the Midwest.” But that depends on the definition of “Midwest.”

Obama, Pelosi, Pence and McConnell

In episode 37 of our podcast, we look at President Barack Obama’s hour-long interview on "60 Minutes," some misleading statements from congressional Republicans on the Sunday shows, and a whopper from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

 
For more on the stories discussed in this episode, see:
Obama on ’60 Minutes’  Nov. 9
Sunday Replay  Nov. 8
Pelosi Pablum on ‘Fiscal Discipline’  Nov. 10
 

Sunday Replay

The first set of Sunday shows since the midterm elections featured a number of Republicans talking about how they’ll exercise their increased power. We’d just like to set the facts straight — on the budget, the health care law, taxes and other subjects. Democrats, too, weren’t immune from making a misleading statement or two.

Taxes and Revenues: Up and Up  
GOP Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana made a wildly false supply-side tax claim on ABC’s "This Week"