Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

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.

Obama and the Pledge of Allegiance

A fake news article reported that President Obama had removed the phrase 'under God' from the Pledge of Allegiance and banned its use in all government buildings.

Democratic debate: CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims

The Democratic candidates for president gathered in New Hampshire Thursday for their fifth debate, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate.

Fact checking the Democratic debate

The New York Times takes a closer look at claims from the fourth Democratic debate.

Politico's Wrongometer: The Democratic Debate

Two candidates left. An unexpectedly tight race. POLITICO's analysis of where the Democratic candidates stretched the truth, steered around some inconvenient facts, or just plain got it wrong.

Fact check: Hillary Clinton says ‘every secretary of state that I know’ has been a paid speaker

During CNN’s Democratic town hall event in New Hampshire on Wednesday, Hillary Clinton shrugged when asked why she accepted $675,000 from Wall Street investment giant Goldman Sachs to give three speeches in 2013. “That’s what they offered,” Clinton said. “You know, every secretary of state that I know has done that.” Well, yes and no.

FactChecking the MSNBC Democratic Debate

Clinton, Sanders exchange misleading claims in a head-to-head debate leading into the New Hampshire primary.

Fact-checking the fifth Democratic debate

MSNBC aired the fifth Democratic presidential debate on Feb. 4, a showdown between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Not every statement could be easily fact-checked, but following is a list of 11 suspicious or interesting claims.