Annotations of President Donald Trump's inaugural address.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Donald Trump’s inaugural address held familiar echoes of the campaign speeches that led to his presidential win: downbeat about the state of the nation, to the point of hyperbole. A look at some of his assertions Friday.
Generally, inaugural addresses are not designed to be fact-checked. But President Trump’s address was nothing if not unique, presenting a portrait of the United States that often was at variance with reality.
These are some of the numbers by which the future successes or failures of the new presidency will be measured.
In the third installment of this Fact Checker series, we fact-checked what President-elect Donald Trump got wrong in 11 tweets in the past week. And we have a bonus at the end of the round-up: something Trump got right on Twitter.
A story about President Obama, a hot mic, and offensive comments at a Martin Luther King Day event was fake news.
Reports about President Obama's placement of a hubristic statue in the Oval Office are fake news.
President Obama boasted that a treaty he signed with Russia in 2011 "has substantially reduced our nuclear stockpiles, both Russia and the United States." In fact, Russia has increased its deployed strategic nuclear warheads since the treaty took effect.
As a part of NPR's ongoing transition coverage, the NPR Politics team is fact-checking and adding annotation to President Obama's last official news conference, held Wednesday afternoon in Washington.
Does Betsy DeVos owe the money to the state of Ohio?
Some of the many false viral claims about Barack Obama's faith and citizenship.
The Fact Checker started during the 2008 campaign and then went on hiatus for the first two years of President Obama’s presidency before becoming a permanent Washington Post feature in 2011. All told, we’ve fact-checked more than 250 statements by Obama. With his presidency coming to a close, here’s a look at 10 of Obama’s biggest whoppers, listed in chronological order.
Many readers have asked us about this assertion by Obama officials about a scandal-free administration.
A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false.
Q: Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg resigning from the Supreme Court? A: No.
No, Donald Trump, NBC's "Today" show is not doing "badly."
President-elect Donald Trump has proudly taken to Twitter after GM and Carrier announced domestic investments, but how much credit does he deserve for their actions? MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent, Ari Melber, tells TODAY that Trump’s impact on job creation or preservation is “very small or non-existent" according to companies he’s heard from. Melber notes that companies’ hiring decisions are “months if not years in the making. They are not responses to a couple of days of internet attention.”
Ryan's statement is based on assumptions that are too uncertain, and lack context.
A look back at fact-checking the 44th president of the United States.
President-elect Donald Trump has made job creation one of his signature issues, setting off a flurry of corporate pledges to hire more workers. But not every job-growth announcement stacks up.