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Accountability | Louisiana

Rispone Holds Fundraiser with Private Education Executive Involved in State Program that Let Him Save $300K on Tax Bill

By Cole Driver on May 23, 2019.

Louisiana gubernatorial candidate Eddie Rispone held a fundraiser Wednesday with a charter-school advocate who participates in a scholarship program that allowed wealthy donors -- including Rispone himself -- to avoid paying taxes.

Accountability

Secret Service Spends Another $95K on Carts So Trump Can Golf at Course He Owns

By Chad Smith on May 17, 2019.

The Secret Service spent more than $95,000 this month to rent golf carts for President Donald Trump‚Äôs trips to his New Jersey course this summer, raising the total the agency has spent on equipment ‚ÄĒ from golf carts to generators ‚ÄĒ for Trump‚Äôs trips to his properties to more than $1 million.

Health Care | Virginia

Fact Check: Virginia State Sen. Bryce Reeves Claims to ‚ÄėChampion‚Äô Low-Cost Insurance, but His Plan Would Boost Premiums

By Cole Driver on May 7, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Bryce Reeves is running Facebook ads claiming he ‚Äúchampioned‚ÄĚ higher-quality and lower-priced health care legislation, but an analysis showed that his bills would have increased premiums and slashed protections for pre-existing conditions.

Immigration | Montana

Fact Check: Greg Gianforte Falsely Claims ‘Mexicans Are Paying for the Wall’ Through Asset Forfeiture

By Chad Smith on May 3, 2019.

Rep. Greg Gianforte falsely claimed that the Trump administration’s plan to use $601 million from the Treasury Department’s controversial forfeiture fund for a barrier on the southern border meant that "Mexicans were paying for the wall."

Accountability | Virginia

Records Reveal State Senator Who Lied About Swearing at Officer Also Misled About Driving Lexus

By Chad Smith on May 1, 2019.

Virginia state Sen. Amanda Chase admitted this week she lied about her encounter with a police officer at the Capitol. Records suggest she was also misleading about several other aspects of the run-in, including the kind of car she was driving.

Foreign Policy | Texas

Ignoring Texas Farmers’ Pain, John Cornyn Says There Is Nothing He Can Do About Trump’s Trade Wars

By Cole Driver on April 30, 2019.

During a stop in Lubbock, Texas, earlier this month, Sen. John Cornyn appeared to dismiss the economic pain the Trump administration‚Äôs trade wars have caused to U.S. farmers, saying ‚ÄĒ incorrectly ‚ÄĒ there was nothing Congress could do to defuse tensions between Washington and its trading partners.

Economy | Minnesota

Minnesota Rep. Jim Hagedorn Falsely Claims No American Goes to Sleep Hungry

By Cole Driver on April 29, 2019. Last edited April 30, 2019.

Ignoring the reality for the millions in his own state who struggle to put food on the table, U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., said Tuesday that he believes no American goes to bed hungry.

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