Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

The White House's extremely dishonest statement on the Russia indictments

Even by the standards of a White House whose chief executive has made more than 2,000 false claims, this new statement is a whopper.

Trump on collapse of immigration effort

President Donald Trump is blaming Democrats for abandoning the young immigrants whose legal status is up in the air because of a step he took six months ago.

Did President Trump Revoke Gun Background Checks for Mentally Ill People?

In February 2017, President Trump repealed an Obama-era regulation that would have made it easier to block the sale of firearms to people with certain mental illnesses.

Fact-Checking Claims About Gun Violence and Mental Illness

A look at some facts and falsehoods uttered by Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin; Senator Bernie Sanders, independent of Vermont; and others in the wake of the Florida high school shooting.

Horner Hoax Remix

Q: Was a teen sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing a refugee who raped his sister? A: No. That is a made-up headline on an old internet hoax story.

Trump: ‘No collusion!’

A tweet from President Trump claims the indictment handed down against Russian nationals and organizations indicates there was "no collusion" between Russians and the Trump campaign, and that "the results of the election were not impacted." But the indictment did not go that far on either count.

The White House’s spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion

We originally intended to ignore the budget, which was largely made irrelevant by the congressional budget deal reached a week earlier. But this kind of spin simply cannot be ignored — and if we were confused, we imagine our readers were confused as well.

Is This the Florida Shooter in an Antifa Shirt?

In the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead in Florida, trolls attempted to stir up division by falsely claiming that the shooter had been photographed wearing a pro-Communist t-shirt.

Philip Morris Not Selling Marijuana Cigarettes

Q: Are Philip Morris “Marlboro M” brand marijuana cigarettes now for sale in four U.S. states. A: No. That claim comes from a 2014 satirical story. It has recently resurfaced without the satire label.

The Florida School Shooting Forgeries

This is what literal "fake" news looks like.

No, there haven’t been 18 school shootings in 2018

It is a horrifying statistic. And it is wrong.

Vice President Pence’s claim that U.S. spy agencies found no impact from Russian meddling

We rarely have such strong evidence that a politician’s claim is false.

Pence Repeats Debunked Russia Talking Point

Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that U.S. intelligence agencies came to the "universal conclusion" that Russia's meddling had no impact on the election results.

Trump Puts New Twist on Visa Misinformation

President Donald Trump repeatedly has mangled the facts about the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program -- as we have documented. This week, he found a new way to misrepresent the program.

GM Korea Didn’t Announce Move to Detroit

General Motors will close one of its four assembly plants in South Korea in May. It did not say it was moving production to Detroit instead, as President Trump claimed.

Fact-checking the commission candidates

Over the course of several political forums, Gainesville City Commission candidates have shared their opinions on some of the biggest issues facing the city, while also suggesting changes. Here's a fact-check.

President Trump’s claims that tax cuts sparked major U.S. investments

Trump can point to a major legislative achievement — the tax overhaul approved by Congress in December — to support his claims. Taken together, several recent statements by Trump suggest that companies have announced $400 billion in investments and are building two new auto plants in the United States because of the tax changes. How much of that is real, and how much of it is happening because of Trump’s tax overhaul?

Trump’s ‘Deficit Reduction’

White House press aides are claiming President Donald Trump's budget contains trillions in "deficit reduction," when it actually calls for larger deficits for the next several years and would add $7 trillion to the national debt over 10 years.

4 Million Democratic Votes Weren’t Discounted

Were 4 million Democratic votes found to be fraudulent? No, the company that supposedly made the voting machines in question doesn't appear to exist.

Trump’s Power Puffery

At a meeting on international trade, President Donald Trump falsely claimed his policies have reduced the cost of electricity for U.S. businesses. In fact, electricity costs have increased in Trump's first 10 months in office.