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Fact Checker Podcast Apr. 17, 2023 7:26 am51d ago
An online ad by the Iowa Academy of Ophthalmology asks Iowans to opposed House File 347, which would allow optometrists to do more eye injections and surgeries.
Fact Checker Podcast Apr. 3, 2023 3:51 pm65d ago
Iowa Sen. Claire Celsi, D-Des Moines, criticized U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Marion, in a March 23 retweet saying “Once again, Hinson leaves out huge chunks of information! The House GOP budget plan chops 2,000 border agents.”
Government & Politics Feb. 16, 2023 8:08 am111d ago
The Fact Checker checked a claim U.S. Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, made about fentanyl overdose deaths in the country.
National Politics Jan. 30, 2023 8:26 am128d 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.
State Government Jan. 26, 2023 12:38 pm132d ago
The Fact Checker checked seven claims Gov. Kim Reynolds made during her televised speech Tuesday night.
Fact Checker Podcast Dec. 26, 2022 6:00 am163d 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.
Campaigns & Elections Nov. 2, 2022 12:10 pm217d ago
This week’s Fact Checker focuses on claims from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s attack ads in the lead-up to Election Day.
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 am271d 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 am303d 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 am317d 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 pm307d 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 pm345d 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 pm352d 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.