Republican front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed, for months, that premiums under the Affordable Care Act are "going up 35, 45, 55 percent." Trump cherry-picks insurers' rate increases on the ACA marketplaces.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
This is a classic case of a politician using rhetoric to obfuscate and simplify a complex issue, earning him Two Pinocchios.
A popular meme holds that 643,000 Americans go bankrupt every year over medical bills, but the underlying math is elusive.
Does the terror group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have control of oil fields and is it “making a fortune now in Libya”?
A macro presenting Harriet Tubman as a "gun-toting Republican" features a photograph of Mary Fields, not Harriet Tubman.
Hillary Clinton said at a town hall meeting that “you can't do any research about” marijuana because it’s a Schedule I drug. That’s false. Schedule I classification makes it difficult to conduct research on a substance, but not impossible.
Donald Trump falsely claims that while he has had "55,000 negative ads" run against him, John Kasich has "never had one negative ad against him."
A meme asserts that musician Prince said he voted Republican because that political party knows the value of hard work.
After Harriet Tubman's addition to the $20 bill was announced, a spurious old rumor recirculated claiming that President Obama's likeness is being added to Mount Rushmore.
After Trump’s victory in New York, it’s now just about mathematically impossible for Ted Cruz and John Kasich to win the nomination on the first ballot at the Republican National Convention. (Cruz and Kasich have acknowledged this.) Trump now highlights that he has been successful despite the number of attack ads that have run against him. In fact, Kasich never even had an attack ad aired against him, Trump says. Is that correct?
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory got his facts wrong when he criticized a gay rights group that is lobbying to repeal a controversial bill he signed to limit transgender bathroom use.
Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that he and Sen. Bernie Sanders are "outsiders" who “don’t find our fuel in bundlers and special interests. But rather directly from the people.” But Cruz's comparison to Sanders is a bit of a stretch.
The anti-tax group Club for Growth Action is attacking an Indiana Republican candidate for the House, Kip Tom, as a "liberal insider." We find the Club's grounds to be deceptive.
In the hard-fought battle to win the Democratic nod to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Donna Edwards and her fellow lawmaker, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, have tangled over Van Hollen’s role in crafting a campaign finance bill to counter the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Citizens United case.
Another, less-famous Colin Powell posted it.
The assertion is unsupported.
Sen. Ted Cruz distorted the facts in saying that Washington, D.C., and Chicago "for years" have been "right at the top of murder rates," and claiming that most "jurisdictions with the worst murder rates" have "the very strictest gun control laws."
Nope, more fake news.
Is Hillary Clinton correct in citing the immunity law for the challenges Sandy Hook families face to get their day in court?
New York voters won't be turned away from primary polling places for wearing shirts endorsing any particular candidate, and polling hours have not been cut to prevent people from casting ballots before work.