Since our fact check published, some net neutrality proponents misquoted it on social media. Even FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler misused the fact check during a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing on March 24, 2015.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Chicago mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia claims in a new ad that Mayor Rahm Emanuel “took” money from closed public schools and “gave” it to “elite private schools.” Those “private schools,” in fact, are publicly funded charter schools -- open to all students tuition-free.
The claim goes too far.
Sometimes a lawmaker will wander on the floor of the House or Senate and begin speaking without any notes. That’s a big mistake, especially for someone like Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, who is chairman of the House Rules Committee and was speaking about the federal budget. Let’s do some simple math.
A look at the Wichita mayoral race.
No, it's just a limited study.
He's said lots of provocative things, but not this.
Q: Is Sen. Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, eligible to be the U.S. president? A: Most likely.
Sen. Marco Rubio appears to have created a cartoon version of the White House reaction to the Green Revolution.
As he campaigned last week in three cities in this state, a crucial one in the GOP primary, Scott Walker repeated the same anecdotes, sometimes word-for-word, to reinforce those ideas. Walker has a very clear, well-defined story he is telling about himself. But should Republicans and other Americans believe it?
The San Diego Chargers have thrown out lots of claims about roadblocks to building a new stadium in Mission Valley since the mayor’s task force recommended that location last week.
Is Arizona's crime rate at its lowest point since the 1970s?
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. In announcing his presidential ambition, Cruz repeated a number of dubious claims we have heard before, and a few we haven't.
There is a lot being attributed lately to Sen. Tom Cotton, Republican freshman senator from Arkansas. But not all if it is accurate.
What was Frank Marshall Davis’s Communist influence on Obama?
Did Vermont state Sen. Mary Ann Carlson once say that people who own guns "are pretty likely to commit a crime"?
Did a New York high school force students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Arabic?
Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner’s first 100 days in office have been packed with everything but sleep.
When potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush in a visit to Iowa this month called for policies addressing undocumented immigrants who overstay legal visas as well as those who cross the southern border, he cited a very specific statistic to make his point.
The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes. Their own numbers, however, say millions of American families and businesses would have to pay more in taxes to make the math work — about $900 billion more over the next decade.