In questioning the value of medicinal marijuana, Carly Fiorina said "we don't understand how it interacts with other drugs." In fact, there is information about marijuana's interactions with other medications.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Two Republican presidential candidates claim the so-called "birther" movement originated with the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2008. Some of her ardent supporters pushed the theory, but there is no evidence Clinton or her campaign had anything to do with it.
Donald Trump's comments on Mexican immigrants have been widely discounted as the ravings of an attention-starved man. Let's examine some of Trump's comments.
The Department of Justice confirmed that it fast-tracked $29 million in assistance for the families of the Charleston church shooting victims.
As we have demonstrated in recent months, statistics on human trafficking are often heedlessly repeated without much scrutiny. The implication in both statements is that hundreds of thousands of runaways were sex trafficking victims. What’s the evidence to support that?
Checking the claim that "if this law goes into effect, physicians will be forced to provide patients with information that is not based in science and could put a woman's health and safety at risk."
Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That's not to say he always tells it like it is.
More history about the Confederate flag.
Fact checking the Confederate flag.
Did Senator Joni Ernst say the GOP is “looking at ways to get the poor off Obamacare right now”?
The Fact Checker often gets a case of deja vu listening to politicians.
The full impact of settling the stop-and-frisk lawsuit is not yet known, but Huckabee makes a connection that can’t be proven yet, based on highly misleading metrics.
Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., earns Pinocchios for repeating a disputed statistic in an irresponsible way.
Ben Carson said the United States has more oil and natural gas than Russia. Not so.
Moments after the Supreme Court upheld a key provision of the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, our inbox began to be flooded with statements from politicians either condemning or praising the 6 to 3 ruling. These e-mails were then followed by queries from readers asking for an explanation of the facts spouted in those statements. Here’s a guide to some of the rhetoric, much of which we have covered in the past.
The Supreme Court upholds the ACA subsidies, and the political reaction is misleading.
Has President Obama signed an executive order banning the possession and sale of Confederate flags?
Huckabee’s claim that ‘global freezing’ theories from the 1970s shows the science is ‘not as settled’ on climate change
Does this demonstrate the science “is not as settled” on the impact of man’s behavior on climate change?
The pictured button was not an official 2012 presidential campaign pin.
If it's real, it wasn't sanctioned by the campaign.