Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

More False Claims About Fracking

The head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee falsely claimed that a new report "confirms" that "hydraulic fracturing has not impacted drinking water" in Wyoming. The report said it could not reach “firm conclusions.”

Warren’s Hollow Senate Election Claim

Sen. Elizabeth Warren cited the hollow and misleading statistic that in the recent election the "majority of voters supported Democratic Senate candidates over Republican ones."

Obama’s Record on Manufacturing Jobs

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that 805,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Barack Obama has been in office. In fact, there has been a net loss of 303,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2009.

Jeff Sessions’s comments on race: For the record

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general, has drawn much criticism due to racially charged comments he made when he was a U.S. attorney in Alabama in the 1980s.

Justin Trudeau’s claim that Castro made ‘significant improvements’ to Cuban health care and education

In his surprisingly warm statement on the death of the Cuban dictator, the Canadian prime minister referenced what he called “significant improvements” in education and health care in Cuba under Fidel Castro. This is a commonly cited sentiment about Castro’s Cuba — that despite his iron rule, he improved the lives of the Cuban people, especially the poor. Is it accurate?

No, Obama Was Not Going to Castro’s Funeral Until Trump Stepped In

A fake news site reported that President Obama canceled plans to attend the funeral of Fidel Castro due to the intervention of Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton Sponsored a Bill to Punish Flag Burning? Yes

Yet another controversial tweet from Donald Trump prompted claims that Hillary Clinton once favored punishment for the act. It's correct.

Who won? Trump, Clinton or 'did not vote'?

Looking at whether more voting-age adults did not vote in the 2016 presidential election than did vote — giving "did not vote" a landslide victory.

Assessing Trump’s take on Ohio State attacker

If Trump is arguing that Abdul Razak Ali Artan’s family wasn’t properly checked out, there is no evidence of that. If Trump is referring to his plans to overhaul immigration, that may be difficult to accomplish.

Trump’s repeated claim that he won a ‘landslide’ victory

Dictionary definitions simply cannot be changed in the interest of political spin. Simply saying something over and over does not make it so.

No, Trump didn't promise to pardon accused Charleston shooter

An image purporting to show a tweet sent by Donald Trump, in which he promised to pardon accused mass shooter Dylann Roof, was a hoax.

How do Trump’s voter fraud allegations hold up?

Donald Trump’s tweets can’t erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month’s election, according to The Associated Press’ vote-counting operation.

Trump Landslide? Nope

Despite Donald Trump and his campaign manager describing his election victory as a "landslide," Trump's margin of victory actually ranks among the closest in the Electoral College.

Trump camp’s repeated use of dubious sources on voter fraud

The Trump campaign is dead set on using these two studies to make their case about voter fraud. But they are problematic.

Here Are The Problems With The Trump Team's Voter Fraud Evidence

Members of the Trump team have tried to back up the claim. However, nothing they cited really made the case.

Trump Sticks With Bogus Voter Fraud Claims

President-elect Donald Trump baselessly claimed that he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." Even the author of the study upon which the claim is based doesn't buy that.

Trump won presidency but lost popular vote

Donald Trump's tweets can't erase the reality that he lost the popular vote in this month's election, according to The Associated Press' vote-counting operation.

Obama Didn’t ‘Praise’ Castro

Sen. Ted Cruz went too far when he claimed that President Barack Obama praised the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Obama offered neither praise nor criticism in his official statement on Castro's death.

The facts about the voter fraud case that sank Jeff Sessions’s bid for a judgeship

Among the issues that are likely to resurface in confirmation hearings is Jeff Sessions’s role in prosecuting a 1985 voter fraud case brought against black civil rights activists in Perry County, Ala. This case was a central focus of the confirmation hearing, but allegations about Sessions’s role have been repeated in the media in recent weeks without much scrutiny.

Trump’s bogus claim that “millions of people” voted illegally for Hillary Clinton

This is a bogus claim with no documented proof.