Did President Obama sign a bill barring the media from naming mass shooting suspects?
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
The subject of this week's fact-checking collaboration with CNN's Jake Tapper is Hillary Clinton's comment that all of the government investigations into the terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi concluded that “nobody did anything wrong.”
Readers asked us to fact-check this claim by Kasich after he said it during the GOP debate on CNN.
Ted Cruz misrepresented the words of the U.S. national intelligence director, claiming that James Clapper "said among those [Syrian] refugees are no doubt a significant number of ISIS terrorists." Clapper didn't say that.
During Tuesday evening's district attorney debate, Democrat Michael McMahon and Republican Joan Illuzzi sparred over various topics, each making statements in the heat of the moment to back up their arguments. While many claims were made, here we take a look at some of those statements that can be verified and shed light on whether they were accurate.
Like a broken record, businessman Donald J. Trump keeps repeating a statistic with little basis in fact — that the Obama administration wants to accept 200,000 refugees from Syria.
The statistics are off.
Not the official ones.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary to make sure the sources in your book are not an Internet quotations page.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said all of the government investigations into the terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi concluded that "nobody did anything wrong." That's not exactly accurate.
Jeb Bush’s misleading claim that ‘I cut taxes’ by $19 billion over eight years (Fact Checker biography)
This is one of Bush’s favorite claims about his record cutting taxes as governor of Florida. But is it accurate?
The plea deal was not negotiated by President Obama.
After researching this issue with several sources, here’s what we learned: Immigrants pay property taxes and sales taxes, as well as payroll taxes if they are legally employed.
Checking her claim that "we've had an insecure border for 25 years. We've had an illegal-immigration system that's been broken for 25 years."
Hillary Clinton seemed to be barely holding back tears at a town hall in New Hampshire on Monday. Speaking in the aftermath of another tragic mass shooting, this time at an Oregon community college, the Democratic presidential candidate pitched her gun control proposals. In the middle of her remarks, she made a big claim: She said that gun-makers and sellers are "the only business in America that is totally free of liability for their behavior." We decided to see what she was talking about — and whether she's right. Let's Break It Down.
The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control doesn't work.
Jake Tapper this week discusses Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's insistence that she has “seen the footage” of an abortion she vividly described during the second GOP debate.
This is an ad designed to frighten voters into thinking a candidate has made a tragic foreign-policy blunder that will lead to nuclear conflict. But the images would be justified only if the case were as compelling as the NRSC suggests.
Donald Trump says that "the state of Florida had sanctuary cities while Jeb Bush was governor," and "nobody said anything." But we could find no evidence that any Florida city or county fit the bill of a sanctuary city at that time, at least not officially.
No, it was taken from elsewhere.