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PolitiFact rules Charlie Justice’s ad ‘Pants on Fire’ with attempt to link jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Rep. Bill Young

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In a new web ad, state Sen. Charlie Justice comes armed with ominous music and some sloppy Photoshop work to link opponent Rep. Bill Young with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But does Justice, who is seeking to unseat the 20-term Pinellas County Republican, have any facts? Continue reading here.

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PolitiFact rules Charlie Justice’s ad ‘Pants on Fire’ with attempt to link jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff to Rep. Bill Young

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In a new web ad, state Sen. Charlie Justice comes armed with ominous music and some sloppy Photoshop work to link opponent Rep. Bill Young with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But does Justice, who is seeking to unseat the 20-term Pinellas County Republican, have any facts? Continue reading here.

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PolitiFact follows up on my story, rules for Charlie Justice’s claim that Young spent campaign money on a luxury car

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Following up on a story I first wrote about on February 1, Politifact weighs in on Charlie Justice’s claim that Bill Young spent money on a luxury car: An online video by the Charlie Justice for Congress campaign tries to link opponent Rep. Bill Young with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It is a case of guilt by association without proving any association. In a separate item, we’ve rated the suggestion of an Abramoff connection as Pants on Fire. But the video…

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PolitiFact follows up on my story, rules for Charlie Justice’s claim that Bill Young spent campaign money on a luxury car

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Following up on a story I first wrote about on February 1, Politifact weighs in on Charlie Justice’s claim that Bill Young spent money on a luxury car: An online video by the Charlie Justice for Congress campaign tries to link opponent Rep. Bill Young with jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. It is a case of guilt by association without proving any association. In a separate item, we’ve rated the suggestion of an Abramoff connection as Pants on Fire. But the video…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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‘Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter’

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American Journalism Review slurps PolitiFact: “Every elected official in America ought to face the Truth-O-Meter,” says PolitiFact creator and Editor Bill Adair. On March 1, PolitiFact launched its second state spinoff in Florida as the Sunshine State’s races for governor and U.S. Senate begin to heat up. The St. Petersburg Times-owned Web site has been scrutinizing and evaluating the public pronouncements of national politicians since 2007. “It’s a really good match for Florida politics, and it’s the right time,” says…

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PolitiFact says Rep. Joe Wilson is the one lying

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From PolitiFact: We suspect it’s rare that the president gets heckled during a speech to a joint session of Congress, but Rep. Joe Wilson didn’t hold back. “You lie!” shouted the South Carolina Republican. This was in response to President Barack Obama’s statements on illegal immigrants. “There are also those who claim that our reform effort will insure illegal immigrants,” Obama said. “This, too, is false – the reforms I’m proposing would not apply to those who are here illegally.”…

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