Given what we know now, we don’t have a reason to doubt her story. But we are leaving this fact-check with a Verdict Pending rating throughout the election in case we find more information.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
It's for pilgrims on the Hajj.
What sort of screening do refugees go through before entering the United States?
Checking the claim that "the sequester is not doing a thing about balancing our budget because defense spending is not the reason why we have a debt."
Do abortions account for a steadily increasing share of the medical services provided by Planned Parenthood?
Q: Did Donald Trump tell People magazine in 1998 that if he ever ran for president, he’d do it as a Republican because “they’re the dumbest group of voters in the country” and that he “could lie and they’d still eat it up”? A: No, that’s a bogus meme.
How alarmed were New Jersey officials by reports of Muslims dancing in the streets of Jersey City and Paterson on Sept. 11, 2001, to celebrate the destruction of the World Trade Center? They feared riots would break out and were ready to send in the National Guard and the State Police to preserve order. But John J. Farmer Jr., then the New Jersey attorney general and the state’s chief law enforcement officer, said on Tuesday that he ordered an investigation that very day and found the reports to be bogus, more wild stories born in the stricken hours after the attacks.
No, Obama is not smuggling refugees into the United States in UPS cargo planes.
We at The Fact Checker place the burden of proof on the speaker, and in this case, the speaker is directly citing the designation by Americans for Tax Reform. Yet Americans for Tax Reform did not provide specific data points supporting the claim that Christie has “vetoed more tax increases than any other governor in modern American history.”
Donald Trump's discredited claim that Muslims in New Jersey were seen on TV cheering the 9/11 terrorist attacks -- and Ben Carson’s initial support of Trump’s remarks -- has resulted in more false claims, as both candidates try to explain their statements.
Does the United States have the highest childhood poverty rate of any developed nation?
More fake news passed off as real.
There's a grain of truth, but no portion of the extensive media coverage of those strikes remotely indicated that the leaflets were dropped with the idea of aiding with ISIS in mind.
This is a story about how the language regarding the crime of sex trafficking has become so fuzzy that even the nation’s top law enforcement officer can speak before an international audience and utter wildly inflated statistics.
A photograph showing a protester holding a sign reading "Lincoln Was Racist" is fake.
In dueling TV ads, foes of the federal ethanol mandate claim that it "doubles greenhouse gas emissions," while the ethanol lobby says that "the oil industry is lying" and the mandate will lead to lower emissions.
Trump retweeted a bogus graphic purporting to show the percentage of whites killed by blacks and other homicide data delineated by race. Almost every figure in the graphic is wrong.
The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration's plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.
Ben Carson, author of book about the Constitution, incorrectly states that Thomas Jefferson crafted it
It’s not the first time Carson has abused Jefferson’s history.
Donald Trump insisted he witnessed television footage "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey "cheering" the 9/11 attacks, despite the fact that claim was long since debunked.