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PolitiFact checks claims by Paul Ryan, Pam Bondi and John Thune

On the second night of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, speakers kept up a drumbeat of outrage about excessive government regulation. The most outrageous example came from South Dakota Sen. John Thune, who said the Obama administration "proposed banning farm kids from doing basic chores!"

Say what?

We explored Thune's claim and found that the truth wasn't close to what he said. The Labor Department proposed a rule tightening safety rules for minors working on farms. What it specifically did not do: disallow kids from doing basic jobs on their parents' farms.

The ruling: Pants On Fire.

Wednesday's theme at the convention was "We can change it," with a full lineup of speakers imploring the need for a new direction in the White House.

PolitiFact also rated claims by Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul  Ryan.

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FUNdamental

I phoned his DC office this morning and asked for the senator to make a correction on this falsehood. The guy that answered said I would have to call his campaign office. I said" a sitting US Senator misinformed the public about the law, and you tell me it is a campaign issue?" He said he didn't know anything about the law.

CarolO

Fox News, who never worries much about facts, had 3 words to say about Paul Ryan’s Convention speech.

Dazzling! Deceitful! Distracting!

Too many lies even for Fox?

Independent

Its really sad that these republican politicians can say anthing and get away with it. The goal obviously was to convince the people that don't know much about the issues. The republicans really crossed the line this election cycle. The amount of lies told this week were unbelievable at the RNC. The speakers lied about everything from medicare to not giving a complete recount of what Obama said about Buisness building. Ryan basically voted for everything he condemned Obama for.

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