Memphis mayoral candidate Jim Strickland said at a Tuesday night forum that minority and women business contracting with city government has decreased in the past two years.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Taking a closer look at the numbers.
Is the Army instituting a mandatory divorce policy to “improve readiness” within its ranks? No, just an item from a well-known satire site.
Did Secretary of State John Kerry hide a close familial connection to an Iranian official with whom he negotiated a recent nuclear deal?
Claim turns out to be pretty accurate.
A quick data dive has some interesting results.
No evidence of this at all.
Donald Trump says that Wisconsin has a $2.2 billion budget deficit. It doesn’t.
In an ad attacking a Republican senator, the League of Conservation Voters claims the average Wisconsin family pays $7,500 a year in federal income tax. Not so. The tax would be $724 for the family shown in the ad with the income specified by the league.
Mike Huckabee claimed that a single volcanic eruption "will contribute more than 100 years of human activity" toward global warming. This is far from accurate.
Were 93 percent of the donors to Ann Kirkpatrick’s Senate campaign during the second quarter of 2015 small-dollar contributors giving less than $200 each?
No; it appears Facebook banned other content, not the logo.
It's not that straightforward.
Yep, more fake news.
Sometimes politicians are right, but their campaigns can’t prove it. And we do. That's what happened when we took a look at Sen. Bernie Sanders' talking point that 500,000 veterans came back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD or traumatic brain injuries.
A particularly bad example among the already low standards of fake news.
Checking Hillary Clinton at the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame dinner July 17.
Did a Muslim city council outlaw alcohol in Dearborn, Michigan? No, yet more fake news.
Has Operation Jade Helm claimed its “first” civilian casualty? No, more fake news.
Gov. Sam Brownback incorrectly contended Friday that Kansas was spending more than $7,000 more on the average teacher than Missouri.