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.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
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.
Yes, but that's true for any of the university's convocation events.
Yes, the consensus is that he qualifies.
Is there any basis to the claim that President Barack Obama sent his “entire political machine” to Israel in an effort to defeat the sitting prime minister?
Since our fact check published, some net neutrality proponents misquoted it on social media. Even FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler misused the fact check during a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing on March 24, 2015.
Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia claims in a new ad that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “took” money from closed public schools and “gave” it to “elite private schools.” Those “private schools,” in fact, are publicly funded charter schools -- open to all students tuition-free.
The claim goes too far.
Sometimes a lawmaker will wander on the floor of the House or Senate and begin speaking without any notes. That’s a big mistake, especially for someone like Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who is chairman of the House Rules Committee and was speaking about the federal budget. Let’s do some simple math.
A look at the Wichita mayoral race.
No, it's just a limited study.