Unobservable

Democratic challenger accuses incumbent Toomey of conflict of interest

McGinty claimed that Toomey used his position on the committees to oppose consumer protection measures while owning over half a million dollars in stock in a bank that was engaged in controversial foreclosure methods.

Mostly True

Though missing context, Ron Johnson right on minimum wage

When asked whether raising the minimum wage could help solve income inequality, Johnson said it would result in job losses. The Observatory finds this mostly true.

Does Marco Rubio want ‘Dreamers’ deported?

Although he supports reversing President Obama’s executive action, Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration is a lot more complicated.

Mostly True

Trump gets Chicago murder statistics correct … mostly

During the first presidential debate Donald Trump claimed, “In a place like Chicago … almost 4,000 have been killed since Barack Obama became president.” We check out Chicago’s murder statistics during the last three presidencies to see how his claim stacks up.