This is one of Trump’s go-to lines about premium increases under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. He warns of premium increases of 40, 50, 60 percent — and alleges that the Obama administration is trying to delay open enrollment, scheduled for Nov. 1, until after the election because the drastic rate hikes will be “election-defying.” Are his claims accurate?
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
The entire state AG debate is worth watching, but a couple of lines caught our attention here on the fact-checking desk.
POLITICO fact-checked both candidates for a week. This is what we found.
Donald Trump’s week began in the wake of explosions in New Jersey and New York. It ended in the aftermath of shootings and riots. For a candidate whose strategy relies on painting a dystopian view of the nation — often based on inaccurate and questionable claims — the tragedies yielded a trove of political opportunities.
All politicians bend the truth to fit their purposes, including Hillary Clinton. But Donald J. Trump has unleashed a blizzard of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies in the general election, peppering his speeches, interviews and Twitter posts with untruths so frequent that they can seem flighty or random — even compulsive.
An existing hoax news site used a new domain to spread a false rumor about a freeze on government assistance in Wisconsin.
Michael Bloomberg did call Donald Trump's candidacy a "con," but he didn't refer to Trump as a "con artist" and a "cheat."
A fake news site played to racially charged rhetoric by claiming that Keith Lamont Scott protest 'rioters' in Charlotte would lose all government benefits if caught looting.
A new advertisement from former Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland hits Sen. Rob Portman, a Republican, for not doing enough on gun control.
More whites are killed in American police shootings than blacks, but overall whites are statistically less likely to be killed by police than blacks.
Presidential candidates rarely come to the debates with fresh facts. Instead, they rely on claims that have been scattered in their stump speeches for many months — claims that The Fact Checker has already put to the Pinocchio Test. So here’s a quick guide to old favorites viewers will likely hear during the presidential debates that start on Sept. 26.
The U.S. State Department is providing Mexico with assistance to help secure southern borders, but they didn't give Mexico $75 million to build a physical wall.
During an interview with The Associated Press, Syrian President Bashar Assad made several denials, insisting that the city of Aleppo is not under siege and that Syrian and Russian aircraft did not carry out a strike on an aid convoy. He also said a U.S.-led coalition airstrike that killed more than 60 Syrian troops in the eastern Deir el-Zour province was "not an accident." Here's a closer look at his statements and the facts surrounding them.
Donald Trump's campaign says a government plan to give up managing key operations of the internet poses a threat of outside censorship of online information. But such an outcome is highly unlikely.
Trump says no profiling is allowed, but in reality it is permitted to combat terrorist threats.
Fatima Noor, a foreign-born Muslim woman, worked for the DHS but wasn't appointed by President Obama to be Assistant Director for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration.
Critics contend the Clinton Foundation "honored" the wife of a "bomb-making terrorist" by inviting award-winning Palestinian educator Hanan al-Hroub to speak at a dinner event.
A fake news article reported that the ATF is implementing a new law banning the practice of "open carry" throughout the U.S.
A 10-second clip from a 2014 speech by Hillary Clinton has been misrepresented as an instance of her calling on Americans to "respect and empathize with" terrorists.
There's more smoke than fire in the confusing debate over whether control of the Internet is at stake.