No, but it was overshadowed in the news by the Charlie Hebdo massacre the same day. (Plus, the attacker wasn't wearing a burqa.)
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Every president announces a slew of initiatives in his State of the Union address. Here, in order of delivery, is a summary of the key proposals, pledges or priorities announced by President Obama a year ago — and what happened to them.
Did Richard Blum, the husband of Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., obtain a contract to broker sales of postal service facilities due to his wife's influence?
Did George Soros donate $33 million to fund rioting by Ferguson protest groups?
CU News Corps survey finds voters to be receptive to fact checking, but debate over merits continues.
Gov. Scott Walker says his state's "ACT scores are up and Wisconsin now ranks second in the country." But scores are not up, and the state's national ranking is misleading.
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has claimed widespread fraud and abuse of the Social Security disability insurance program. Let's dig into his claims.
No, Romney didn't say it.
The more complex the issue, the easier it is for politicians to obfuscate the reality with dramatic numbers.
Two senators on opposite sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate are selectively spinning the facts to make their case.
In his State of the State address, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie exaggerated some figures and boasted about progress that doesn't look so impressive when compared with national trends.
The Fact Checker recently explored the suspect math behind the often-cited statistic that one in five college women are sexually assaulted. A reader wrote asking for an inquiry into another statistic that often alarms the parents of college students – that 1,800 college students die every year from “alcohol-related causes.”
The Obama administration and GOP senators are in a war of words over the percentage of terror suspects who have re-entered the fight after being released from the U.S. detention center at Cuba's Guantanamo Bay — a debate at the center of President Barack Obama's stepped-up effort to close the prison.
When it comes to touting his economic record, Gov. Chris Christie has learned a valuable rule of politics: numbers can look really good if you leave out the context.
When the same talking point starts echoing through the halls of Congress, The Fact Checker’s antenna goes up. There’s usually some think tank that has produced a report that, conveniently, comes up with a sound-bite that will grease the wheels of publicity for a particular legislative initiative.
Did fhe son of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee once kill a dog?
A quick and forthright correction warms The Fact Checker’s heart.
Don’t you love it when politicians battle over policy by citing polls that purport to show the American public is on their side?
Do Arizona's School Tuition Organization Scholarships for Disabled/Displaced Students program save the state money?
Gov. Pat McCrory was doing what governors do when they speak to groups such as the North Carolina Chamber and the North Carolina Bankers Association on Jan. 5. Namely, he was extolling his administration's work on business issues and asking for corporate leaders to back his agenda.