Once again, we are presenting a list of our 10 most popular fact checks of the past year.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
In his end-of-the-year press conference, President Obama started out by doing a sort of good-news-from-2014 recap. He highlighted successes on the policy and economic front, and catastrophes avoided internationally -- and domestically, on Ebola. He also made three easily check-able claims about the economy, which we decided to check.
Are the "low levels of trace elements" in coal ash really nothing to worry about, or might this well-crafted piece of corporate communications be downplaying the toxicity issue?
Was there ever a possibility the federal government would not set up an exchange for states that chose not to operate their own?
Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama's announcement that he would normalize relations with Cuba, calling the communist country "a leading state sponsor of terrorism." That's a stretch, to say the least.
A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday.
Is there any truth in Lavrov’s claim about congressional foreign travel record?
Where does this oft-repeated statistic come from? We dug into the data so you don’t have to.
The former vice president offers misleading spin in defending CIA interrogation tactics.
This exchange is an excellent example of political misdirection.
Checking the claim that "President Obama has spoken publicly and privately about his intentions to use executive action to create these work permits for those who are here illegally. This would be in direct violation of U.S. law."
It’s time for our annual round-up of the biggest Pinocchios of the year.
Did Congress vote to give Apache land to an environmentally exploitative foreign corporation?
Was a woman named Fatima Noor named a special assistant in the Office of the Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland Security?
A closer look at an embattled Obama nominee at the Treasury Department.
President Obama referred to the Bible during a speech on immigration Tuesday in Nashville. But there was a problem: Strictly speaking, one of the lines he cited appears nowhere in scripture.
President Barack Obama misspoke when he said that immigrants living illegally in the U.S. would have to "pay any back taxes" in order to qualify for work papers under the plan he initiated via executive action. They would not.
Can food stamps now be used to purchase alcohol and tobacco? No, it's more fake "news."
Cotton’s claim that Hezbollah is ‘under federal indictment’ for attempting a terror attack in Washington
As a senator, Tom Cotton will need to be more careful about sticking to documented facts rather than engaging in speculation about particular operations, especially in the United States.
A new television ad from candidate for Austin Mayor Steve Adler goes after his opponent Mike Martinez.