An ad from the Democratic challenger in the South Carolina governor’s race says that when hackers stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers from state computers, Gov. Nikki Haley “hid it from us for over two weeks.” But the ad fails to mention that Haley’s silence was at the direction of state and federal investigators.
— “South Carolina Ad ‘Hides’ Key Fact.”
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A Fight Over Birth Control in #COSen
A major issue in the Colorado Senate race has been a state ballot initiative on “personhood” and what it could mean for common forms of birth control, including the pill.
But neither side is quite telling the whole story.
For the full story read, “A Fight Over Birth Control in Colorado.”
Florida Governor’s Race Goes Nuclear
An ad from Crossroads GPS leaves the false impression that a Colorado woman “had to go back to work” to pay for health care insurance mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
Crossroads GPS’ Twisted Tale
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says 203,000 “illegal aliens” arrested in Texas since September 2008 “are responsible for over 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults.” That’s wrong.
The Texas Department of Public Safety — which is the source of Perry’s data — says the 203,000 are foreign-born people living in the U.S. illegally and legally. They also have been charged with 3,000 homicides and nearly 8,000 sexual assaults, not convicted.
The department says it does not have separate data on the number of “illegal aliens” who have been arrested in Texas since September 2008 or the number of their convictions.
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