PolitiFact Virginia Editor Warren Fiske looks at Steve Bannon's claim regarding the benefits of a wall on the southern border.
Articles by Warren Fiske
The claim has been part of McAuliffe’s pitch since shortly after he took office in 2014. We fact-checked it in 2015, wondering how he could have inherited a deficit from his predecessor, Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell, when the state constitution requires a balanced budget. It’s a good time to examine the statement again.
Speaker: Creigh Deeds
Statement: Red-flag laws have been “shown to reduce the number of suicides by firearms.”
Date: June 11
Setting: Radio interview
State Sen. Creigh Deeds, a leading voice for mental health reform, is talking up a “red-flag law” in Virginia that would allow the seizure of guns from people deemed substantial threats to themselves or others.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine says his effort to raise the age for buying tobacco products from 18 to 21 is aimed at lowering teen use of e-cigarettes. We fact-checked whether the battery-powered gadgets really have erased gains in cutting teen smoking.
Gov. Ralph Northam says an investigation has “confirmed” he didn’t appear in a racist photo on his personal page in his 1984 medical school yearbook.
Sen. Tim Kaine said both chambers in the Virginia capitol have gold-embossed tobacco leaves on the ceiling. In Virginia, it’s lore that the ceilings in legislative chambers are adorned with tobacco frescoes. But is it true? We fact checked the claim, spread by Kaine and many others, and it went up in smoke.
WCVE's PolitiFact Virginia Editor examined if Mayor Levar Stoney is right that Richmond is among the very few cities that hasn’t raised its real estate tax rate to pre-recession levels.
PolitiFact Virginia editor Warren Fiske interviews Tom Kapsidelis about his new book, “After Virginia Tech: Gun Safety and Healing in the Era of Mass Shootings.”
During a recent radio interview, Del. Bob Thomas, R-Stafford, predicted abortion will be a major issue this fall.
Former Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he won’t run for president in 2020 because final touches are needed on his recoloring of Virginia.“I’m going back. I started the mission in Virginia,” the Democrat said during an April 18 CNN interview. “It was a red state when I started. When I left, it was a blue state.” Did Virginia's red-to-blue changes start with McAuliffe, as the former governor likes to say?