Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Fabricated quote by Trump-supporting congressman

A racist jibe purportedly directed at civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis by Trump transition team member Rep. Chris Collins was fabricated by a fake news web site.

The sketchy operation behind 'paid' protesters

While several ads were placed for paid protesters in January 2017, the group reportedly behind the campaign may not be telling the truth about their intentions.

Is Paul Ryan blocking his phone and fax lines?

According to social media rumors, House Speaker Paul Ryan is not allowing any calls or faxes to reach his offices.

Lewis Skipped Bush’s Inauguration, Too

Rep. John Lewis said he will boycott President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, claiming it will be the first time he has missed a presidential inauguration since joining Congress 30 years ago. In fact, Lewis also skipped George W. Bush’s 2001 inauguration in protest.

Did President Obama Make Millions from 'Obamacare' Royalties? No

Reports that President Obama made millions off of royalties from trademarking the word 'Obamacare' are fake news.

The hand-washing 'trick' wrongly attributed to Donald Trump

A passage purportedly taken from Donald Trump's 1987 book "The Art of the Deal' advocates not washing hands after using the restroom as a "power play."

Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about approval polls

Trump packed a lot into those 140-odd characters. Most of it was wrong.

GOP, Democrats offer dueling talking points about people losing their ‘health care’

How is an intelligent voter supposed to understand the competing claims? Let’s explain what’s going on here.

Bernie Sanders’s claim that ‘36,000 people will die yearly’ if Obamacare is repealed

With the fate of the Affordable Care Act hanging in the balance, the rhetorical warfare is only going to get worse.

Did Donald Trump Revoke Press Credentials for Six News Outlets?

Reports that the President-elect had begun cancelling press credentials for major news outlets originated from a hoax news web site.

Obama's mother-in-law not receiving pension

A story widely shared online that claims President Barack Obama's mother-in-law will receive a lifetime government pension is false.

Another fake quote attributed to Sarah Palin

A quote about 'Mexican Muslims' attributed to former Alaska governor Sarah Palin was fabricated by a satirical site.

Trump, his law firm, and ties to Russia?

While a law firm working with Donald Trump was named "Russian Law Firm of the Year," this is not as unusual or alarming as some have made it out to be.

About those 'blank' papers at Trump press conference

Reporters weren't allowed to examine stacks of files presented at a press conference by Donald Trump as evidence he was turning his businesses over to his sons.

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#2)

Welcome to the second edition of Fact Checker’s series examining what the incoming president got wrong on Twitter in a given week. Here’s a round-up of 10 dubious tweets from President-elect Donald Trump from the past week.

CNN fact-checks Donald Trump's press conference

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday held his first news conference since winning the election, and CNN's Reality Check Team vetted his statements. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the event and analyzed key statements, rating them true, misleading or false.

Fact-checking Trump's press conference

Reporters from The New York Times fact checked President-elect Donald J. Trump’s news conference in real time. Here are the highlights.

Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison To Rockefeller Is A Head Scratcher

Among the unusual elements of President-elect Donald Trump's Wednesday news conference was a 15-minute interlude in which an attorney took the podium and described Trump's plan to address potential conflicts of interest between his businesses and the responsibilities of his office.

Tillerson on Climate Change

During his confirmation hearing for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson said "our ability to predict" the effect of increased greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere "is very limited." That's not entirely accurate.

7 questionable claims Donald Trump’s lawyer made while detailing his business plan

President-elect Donald Trump's team on Wednesday detailed its long-awaited plan for Trump's business empire during his presidency. And ethics watchdogs were decidedly not impressed.