Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Fact Check Of President Trump's Inaugural Address

Annotations of President Donald Trump's inaugural address.

Trump starts on familiar note: with exaggeration

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.

Fact-checking President Trump’s inaugural address

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.

What President Trump Inherits

These are some of the numbers by which the future successes or failures of the new presidency will be measured.

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#3)

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.

Was President Obama Caught Making Offensive Comments on a hot mic?

A story about President Obama, a hot mic, and offensive comments at a Martin Luther King Day event was fake news.

No, Obama isn't leaving a bronze statue of himself in the White House

Reports about President Obama's placement of a hubristic statue in the Oval Office are fake news.

Obama and Russia’s Nuclear Stockpile

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.

A fact-check of Obama's final news conference

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 Trump’s Ed Secy pick owe Ohio $5.3M?

Does Betsy DeVos owe the money to the state of Ohio?

Eight Years of Trolling Obama

Some of the many false viral claims about Barack Obama's faith and citizenship.

Obama’s biggest whoppers

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.

Has the Obama White House been ‘historically free of scandal’?

Many readers have asked us about this assertion by Obama officials about a scandal-free administration.

Accident Didn't Kill Anti-Trump Protesters

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.

Justice Ginsburg Not Resigning

Q: Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg resigning from the Supreme Court? A: No.

Trump gets facts wrong in attacks against NBC's "Today" show

No, Donald Trump, NBC's "Today" show is not doing "badly."

How much credit does Donald Trump deserve for job creation since election?

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.”

Paul Ryan’s claim that for every Planned Parenthood clinic, 20 health centers provide care

Ryan's statement is based on assumptions that are too uncertain, and lack context.

Obama’s Whoppers

A look back at fact-checking the 44th president of the United States.

Trump’s Job-Growth Claims at GM, Wal-Mart Don’t Stack Up

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.