In making his pitch to repeal the estate tax, Sen. John Thune grossly inflated an out-of-date statistic about the percentage of businesses forced to liquidate because of the tax.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Numerous readers tweeted and e-mailed The Fact Checker asking for a ruling on whether the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act signed into law in Indiana was the same as a bill supported by then-State Sen. Barack Obama in 1998.
The claim is basically true.
The day the Department of Interior released its regulations on oil and gas “fracking” operations on public lands, a $97,000-per-well figure circulated widely in news reports as the cost of the rule.
We are happy to finally set the record straight. But Pinocchios to all concerned — including The Fact Checker.
Does the Affordable Care Act prohibit insurance providers from using public funds to cover elective abortion services?
A look at what Arizona state senator Sylvia Allen said.
Nope, more fake news passed off as real.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, cited a 1975 Newsweek article on "global cooling" to question the evidence of global warming, and in the process made several incorrect and unsubstantiated claims.
Sen. James Inhofe says there has never been "an instance of ground water contamination" caused by hydraulic fracturing -- fracking -- for oil and natural gas. But drilling operations that involve fracking include other actions that have caused contamination.
Has a Republican congressman consistently voted with House Democrats?
In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact.
Comments stem from a satirical Facebook page, not Cruz.
Nope--just satire from Andy Borowitz.
Both sides have a point, apparently.
In announcing his presidential candidacy, Sen. Ted Cruz painted a bleak picture of "economic stagnation" and "record numbers" of small-business failures. He's off base on both counts.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has been taking some heat — pun intended — lately over his global warming comments.
The ad is correct. If Michigan's sales tax is increased from 6 percent to 7 percent, it will be lower only than California's and tied for second-highest with Indiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Tennessee, according to the Sales Tax Institute.
No, her hair was just pulled tightly back when she appeared on the TV quiz show.
Nope, more fake news passed off as truth.