Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Democrats’ claims that a Koch-backed group wants to ‘privatize’ the VA

This effort is most closely associated with Concerned Veterans for America, a veterans advocacy group in the Koch brothers’ political network. What exactly is the group’s proposal to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs?

A look at lead poisoning data

Some reporting on lead issues nationwide, including by national health organizations, can cause parents to worry about how safe their drinking water is.

Arizona Gov. Ducey gives misleading impression of California economy

Are California businesses fleeing to Arizona because the Golden State is on the decline?

Is the U.S. deporting military veterans?

Deported veterans exist, although no one — not even the Department of Homeland Security — knows how many.

Elizabeth Warren’s critique of Hillary Clinton’s 2001 bankruptcy vote

A murky situation at best.

Another fake Ted Cruz quote

Another fake quote, this one about businesses having a 'right' to turn away gay customers, has been attributed to Senator Ted Cruz.

No ties between Hillary Clinton, Monsanto

Hillary Clinton never sat on Monsanto's board of directors, nor does she maintain any known fundraising ties with the agribusiness giant.

Do Muslims buy insurance?

Question: Do Muslims buy insurance? Answer: This question is a simple one but, because of that, it's a little more complicated to answer.

Ted Cruz Hides Truth With Debate Claim About Ben Carson Report

Faced with stinging criticism over an alleged dirty trick on the night of the Iowa caucuses, Sen. Ted Cruz placed the blame on a familiar foe: the news media.

GOP Candidates On Taxes And Downgrades

Everyone knows the GOP is the party of small government and low taxes. At last night's debate, the 2016 Republican presidential candidates sparred over who had the best fiscal conservatism cred. We decided to look at how well candidates told the truth on a few of these claims in our latest debate fact check.

Fumbles from the Republican field: Cruz tries to tell an Iowa tale, Trump botches tax numbers

What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.

Sen. Tom Cotton’s claim that sentencing reform bill would release ‘thousands of violent felons’

The bipartisan effort to overhaul the criminal justice system is an issue to watch this year, as a pair of sentencing reform measures make their way through both chambers.

FactChecking the Eighth GOP Debate

The candidates made false and misleading claims in the Manchester meeting.

Fact checking the eighth GOP debate

ABC News aired the eighth GOP presidential debate on Feb. 6, a prime-time event starring the seven top-tier candidates, based on an average of recent polls. Not every candidate uttered statements that are easily fact checked, but the following is a list of 15 suspicious or interesting claims.

Skewed GOP Claims on Taxes, Health Insurance

Viewers of the latest Republican presidential debate didn't get a straight story from the candidates on U.S. taxes vs. the world, the state of the health insurance marketplace under "Obamacare" or what might happen if that law is taken away.

A fake photo of Bernie Sanders at an early LGBT march

An image from the movie 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' is being shared as a photograph Bernie and Jane Sanders at a 1975 LGBT march.

A fake obituary of a "Trump cousin"

A Trump "relative" didn't say not to vote for the real estate magnate.

Trump Off-Base on Cruz Loan Rates

Donald Trump claimed that the loan rates Sen. Ted Cruz received during his 2012 Senate run were "lower than you could get, lower than anybody could get." In fact, the evidence shows the interest rates Cruz reported were attainable at the time.

Checking a meme that calls Bernie Sanders a "loser"

A meme about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders displays questionable accuracy and relevance.

Did Ted Cruz Say He Was a Christian First and an American Second?

The presidential candidate also said that he was a conservative third, and a Republican fourth.