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Latest Articles by Gazette Fact Checker team
National Politics Jan. 30, 2023 8:26 am5d ago
Fact Checker grades an ad opposing the Credit Card Competition Act, which would require large banks to provide merchants a choice of payment networks besides Visa or Mastercard in an attempt to reduce swipe fees merchants pay for credit card transactions.
Fact Checker Podcast Dec. 26, 2022 6:00 am43d ago
The Fact Checker looks into Rep. Ashley Hinson’s claims on the cost of the student loan payment pause and whether President Biden’s action to extend the pause will drive inflation higher.
The Fact Checker is reviewing statements U.S. Rep. Marianette Miller-Meeks made at a Sept. 27 debate about how the Inflation Reduction Act would affect the Internal Revenue Service.
The Fact Checker looks into state Rep. Christina Bohannan’s claims that Republican U.S. Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks, her opponent in Iowa’s 1st District race, “voted against a bill to hold the oil and gas companies accountable for corporate price gouging after taking tens of thousands of dollars from the oil and gas industry.”
State Government Sep. 9, 2022 8:03 am148d ago
An Iowa GOP election bill from 2021 moved 294,000 Iowans to inactive status for not voting in the 2020 general election. Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, now running for Iowa Secretary of State, says 80 percent of Linn County’s deactivated voters still are inactive, which is “one step closer” to being canceled. We’ll check those claims.
Government & Politics Aug. 8, 2022 8:33 am180d ago
See how much Sen. Chuck Grassley has benefited from pharmaceutical industry contributions and why he still doesn’t support Medicare drug price negotiation in the Fact Checker’s first check on Mike Franken.
Government & Politics Jul. 25, 2022 2:39 am195d ago
The Fact Checker is going to check a statement from Iowa GOP Chair Jeff Kaufmann about whether Sen. Kevin Kinney, an Oxford Democrat, voted in “lock step with liberal progressives.” Kinney has been endorsed by retiring Republican Rep. Jarad Klein.
Government & Politics Aug. 4, 2022 2:42 pm184d ago
Liz Mathis, a Democrat challenging GOP Rep. Ashley Hinson for her seat in the U.S. House, recently posted a tweet about Hinson’s support for a “personhood” bill introduced last year.
National Politics Jun. 27, 2022 1:46 pm222d ago
Gazette’s Fact Checker team looks at claim by U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst that the federal government is spending $3 million a day to guard steel and other materials left over when President Joe Biden ended border wall construction.
Fact Checker Podcast Jun. 20, 2022 4:27 pm229d ago
The Fact Checker Team checks two claims from the Iowa Democratic Party as the gubernatorial race between Gov. Kim Reynolds and Deidre DeJear heats up.
Government & Politics May. 23, 2022 10:46 am257d ago
In a campaign email last week as the U.S. Senate prepared to vote on legislation that would codify Roe v. Wade into law, Sen. Chuck Grassley’s team claimed Democratic challenger Abby Finkenauer supports abortion “from conception to birth.” But Republican talking points may be misconstruing Democrats’ stance.
Government & Politics May. 16, 2022 7:34 am264d ago
Gov. Kim Reynolds distributed a flier in Marion to promote private school scholarships. The Fact Checker is looking at claims about education spending and academic performance in other states that have implemented private school scholarships.
Government & Politics May. 8, 2022 8:06 am272d ago
The Fact Checker Team looks at claims made in a new ad about Axne’s record on insulin costs, surprise medical billing and Medicare prescription price negotiation.