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Demings voted for legislation that supported transgender athletes. But legal experts say the bill did not address curriculum, contrary to Rubio’s claim that she voted to allow “teaching radical gender identity without parental consent." bit.ly/3Ce7Y0I
An altered photo of George W. Bush seemingly holding a phone upside-down is making the rounds again. bit.ly/3CAfTGN
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Zach Nunn blamed Cindy Axne and Democrats for increasing inflation. Spending under the Democrats contributed, but several other factors including the COVID economic recovery, supply-chain disruptions, and Russia’s war on Ukraine have all played a role. bit.ly/3yHaGLl
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Some prominent Democrats said Trump’s 2016 victory was turned by events that occurred during the campaign. It’s important to point out, however, that the Democrats did not question the actual counting of ballots in 2016, as Gov Youngkin implied. bit.ly/3rzkmU3
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Social media posts claim the COVID-19 vaccine caused Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt’s recent atrial fibrillation, but there’s no evidence to support that. bit.ly/3SVwevP
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Republicans have become more accepting of the Capitol assault in the past year, polls show, but as a group, they remain roughly evenly divided about whether it was a legitimate protest. bit.ly/3e75yJf
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Florida Sen. Rick Scott seized on a shortened, out-of-context clip of Vice President Kamala Harris to make it seem as if she said federal storm relief would be based solely on race. If you watch the actual video, you can see that's not true. bit.ly/3SEqrKV
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Lee County's Cayo Costa appeared in the forecast cone on each advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center on Sept. 25 — 3 days before Hurricane Ian made landfall. We rated Gov Ron DeSantis' claim that Lee County wasn't "even in the cone" Mostly False. bit.ly/3SFOzwq
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O’Sullivan said it’s difficult to “adjust the kind of tone and tenor of our coverage in media, more generally, to rebuild trust,” when a large part of the electorate claims that the majority of factual information is false. poynter.org/fact-checking/20…
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PolitiFact retweeted
Florida Sen. Rick Scott seized on a shortened, out-of-context clip of Vice President Kamala Harris to make it seem as if she said federal storm relief would be based solely on race and equity. If you watch the actual video, you can see that's not true. poynter.org/fact-checking/20…
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Gates’ comments did not reveal that he has changed his position on clean energy or previously “admitted the truth” about the clean energy movement. bit.ly/3e2O9l2
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Ads claim that Herschel Walker misled about treating veterans, graduating from college and working in law enforcement. The record shows Walker has misrepresented his experience and credentials on multiple occasions. bit.ly/3ruk3dd
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An ad for candidate J.D. Vance portrays Tim Ryan as in lockstep with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, playing a clip of Ryan saying “I do love her.” Although the Democrats’ voting records are fairly aligned, the clip leaves out Ryan’s bid against her in 2016. bit.ly/3EhqTu1
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An ad for J.D. Vance portrays opponent Tim Ryan as in lockstep with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, playing a clip of Ryan saying “I do love her.” Although the Democrats’ voting records are fairly aligned, the clip leaves out Ryan’s bid against her in 2016. bit.ly/3SUatM9
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