By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:56 AM
A Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga has been the subject of considerable turmoil due to an organizing effort by the United Auto Workers. This is not exactly a grassroots effort by the workers, though. Instead, it is being driven by outside pressure from UAW, which hopes to take advantage of...
By Sean Higgins | 11/09/13 11:49 AM
U.S. students made modest progress in math and reading, according to the 2013 National Assessment of Education Progress. This progress was cited as proof by American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten that the whole assessment process should be junked. The assessment tested 377,000...
By Sean Higgins | 11/08/13 09:35 AM
Frustration is boiling over in the pro-immigration community, as evidenced by a conference call hosted Wednesday by the AFL-CIO, a prominent labor union. Los Angeles union activist Maria Elena Durazo told reporters that the labor coalition was escalating its actions to get Congress to pass a...
By Sean Higgins | 11/08/13 09:26 AM
For five years, PolitiFact repeatedly refused to criticize President Obama for his claim that everyone would be able to keep their insurance under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Earlier this week, however, the influential fact-checking organization finally called him out on...
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 06:17 PM
A new poll published by the Partnership for a New American Economy, a center-left group, said 71 percent of Americans support immigration reform. The group cites its poll as proof that a "majority of Americans will hold elected official[s] accountable" if they don't support reform. What the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 01:11 PM
Politifact editor Angie Holan declined to respond to my questions about whether the fact-checking organization still stands by its earlier blown calls on whether everyone would be able to keep their health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. She has, however, defended the...
By Sean Higgins | 11/06/13 11:15 AM
Will the Transportation Security Administration officers patting you down at the airport before you board a plane be armed as well? Their union is pushing for that now.
By Sean Higgins | 11/05/13 09:16 AM
In retrospect, the most amazing thing about the 2012 election was that President Obama's team managed to brand it as a referendum on truth itself, with their man as its champion.
By Sean Higgins | 11/04/13 04:11 PM
Now that President Obama’s oft-repeated claim that Obamacare lets people keep their current health insurance has been exposed as false, it’s a good time to examine Politifact’s track record on the matter. It isn’t good.
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