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Truth Squad and Reality Check

With the airwaves being bombarded with campaign ads as the 2008 Election winds down, it's difficult to find the the truth and the reality about the candidates. But the Sun and Vegas 1 TV are trying to help.

In her Truth Squad series, The Sun's Megan McCloskey examines the political TV commercials to determine what's fair and what's not.

In his Reality Check series, Jon Ralston, host of "Face to Face," looks at what the candidates claim in their TV ads and seperates fact from fiction.

All stories

Will Angle win by revising history, slandering Reid?

Sun, Oct 17, 2010

If you are one of the most powerful men in America and you have portrayed your opponent as unfit for office, you cannot stand next to her and not tower ...

They said it, they meant it, but were they right about it?

Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Among the issues raised during the debate, we examine the claims made about four.

Ad critical of ’99 Sharron Angle vote not wholly accurate

Wed, Oct 13, 2010

You can tell it’s political season by the commercials on TV. What can you believe? How have the facts been spun, or ignored? Sun columnist Jon Ralston analyzes these political ...

New ad links Porter with Bush, omits vote trend

Wed, Oct 29, 2008

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and state Sen. Dina Titus have released new ads targeting Rep. Jon Porter, the incumbent in the 3rd Congressional District.

Anti-Titus ads: Several sponsors, one basic message

Sat, Oct 25, 2008

This week brought a barrage of negative ads in the 3rd Congressional District race. Rep. Jon Porter and Republican groups are mostly one-note in their attacks: Democratic challenger Dina Titus ...

Ad reiterates unfair claims about Titus

Wed, Oct 22, 2008

Rep. Jon Porter is running another attack ad in the increasingly negative 3rd Congressional District race between the Republican and his challenger, state Sen. Dina Titus. This ad calls Titus ...

Titus ad unfair on pay raises, Social Security

Mon, Oct 20, 2008

Democrat state Sen. Dina Titus attacks her 3rd Congressional District opponent, Rep. Jon Porter, in a new TV ad, calling him “another Washington politician.”

Song use draws threat to sue Heller camp

Fri, Oct 17, 2008

Republican Rep. Dean Heller has “appalled” the widow of composer Cy Coleman with an unauthorized use of his Broadway hit “Big Spender.”

Ad attacks widely backed Titus votes

Fri, Oct 10, 2008

Freedom’s Watch, a conservative lobbying group heavily funded by gaming mogul Sheldon Adelson, is running a second ad targeting 3rd Congressional District candidate Dina Titus.

No way Titus could be responsible for all this

Fri, Oct 3, 2008

The Sun examines the political commercials to determine what’s fair and what’s not.

Well, Porter did take the money ... over time

Fri, Oct 3, 2008

The Sun examines the political commercials to determine what’s fair and what’s not.

This campaign ad you can believe

Thu, Oct 2, 2008

Dina Titus is running a largely biographical ad to promote herself as an “independent voice for change” in her race against Republican Rep. Jon Porter in the 3rd Congressional District.

Anti-Titus ad is laced with digs, distortions

Wed, Oct 1, 2008

Freedom’s Watch, a conservative Washington-based lobbying group largely funded by Sheldon Adelson, is running a TV ad that mocks Democrat Dina Titus’ Southern accent and focuses on taxes in her ...

Ads on Porter’s financing have long but hazy memory

Fri, Sep 26, 2008

The Sun examines the political commercials to determine what’s fair and what’s not.

Titus, Porter each skirt truth in ads

Thu, Sep 25, 2008

Republican Rep. Jon Porter is attacking Democratic state Sen. Dina Titus in a TV ad, accusing his challenger for the 3rd Congressional District seat of being on the side of ...

Videos

Reality Check: Jon Porter's
Reality Check: Jon Porter's "Special Interests" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that John Porter has running in Nevada titled "Special ...
Reality Check: Dina Titus'
Reality Check: Dina Titus' "Difference" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that Dina Titus has running in Nevada titled "Difference".
Reality Check: Jon Porter's
Reality Check: Jon Porter's "Pension" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that Jon Porter has running in Nevada titled "Pension".
Reality Check: Dina Titus'
Reality Check: Dina Titus' "Accent" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that Dina Titus has running in Nevada titled "Accent".
Reality Check: Jon Porter's
Reality Check: Jon Porter's "Solar" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that Jon Porter has running in Nevada titled "Solar".
Reality Check: Barack Obama's
Reality Check: Barack Obama's "Backyard" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that Barack Obama has running in Nevada titled "Backyard".
Reality Check: John McCain's
Reality Check: John McCain's "Celeb" campaign ad
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that John McCain has running titled "Celeb."
Reality Check: Barack Obama's Campaign Advertisement
Reality Check: Barack Obama's Campaign Advertisement
Jon puts presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama's new campaign ad through a Reality Check.
Reality Check: John McCain's Campaign Advertisment
Reality Check: John McCain's Campaign Advertisment
Jon Ralston analyzes a campaign ad that John McCain has running in Nevada and other ...
Reality Check:  Barack Obama
Reality Check: Barack Obama "Country I Love" campaign ad
Is Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama just a regular guy with good, old-fashioned, American values? ...
Reality Check: John McCain
Reality Check: John McCain "Global" campaign ad
Is Republican presidential candidate John McCain (Arizona-R) the new Al Gore? Jon puts McCain's new ...

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