Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Conway’s Misguided Postmortem

In a Fox News interview, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway wrongly claimed that "the Clinton Foundation doesn’t exist anymore." Contributions to the Clinton Foundation declined in 2016, tax records show, but the charity is very much operational.

Sham Sharia Stories

Q: Is Sharia law now in effect in Utah and other U.S. states? A: No.

Is a Protester Holding an 'All Holidays Matter' Sign?

An image purporting to show two men with signs — one reading "We must stop the war on Christmas" and another that says "All holidays matter" — is a hoax.

Did an Alabama Church Display a Sign Comparing Roy Moore to Jesus?

Living Way Ministries said its pastor did not approve of the sign, but at least two other churches were also caught using a blatantly political sign.

Trump's case for shrinking 2 monuments

A look at President Donald Trump's statement in Salt Lake City on Monday about his plan to reduce Bears Ears by 85 percent and Grand Staircase-Escalante by nearly half.

Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement

On immigration enforcement, the Trump administration is eager to show that it is getting the "bad dudes" out, the "really bad ones," as the president vowed to do.

Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?

The characterization fits Democrats’ narrative that the tax bill caters to the super-rich, but is it accurate?

Moore's flip on whether he knows accusers

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has given contradictory accounts about knowing women who say Moore pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Trump accused Clinton of lying but the FBI said she did not

In alleging Clinton lies, the president is spreading a falsehood: The FBI asserts that she did not lie to them.

Net-neutrality claims leave out key context

Seeking to dispel "myths" about net neutrality, the Trump administration's telecom chief instead put out his own incomplete and misleading talking points when he suggested that internet providers had never influenced content available to their customers before neutrality rules took effect in 2015.

Trump’s claim that ‘they just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military’ until it was ‘depleted’

The U.S. has the largest military budget in the world, but Trump suggests that military spending has been cut to the point of depletion. What’s going on here?

FactChecking Trump’s Criticism of the FBI

President Donald Trump claimed that Hillary Clinton "lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her." In fact, the FBI director told Congress that there was "no basis to conclude she lied to the FBI."

Congressman Rod Blum's Republican tax reform plan support

As the Republican tax reform plan works through Congress, it's creating fodder for a new political ad airing in Iowa. The latest one attacks Congressman Rod Blum's support of the plan. Our KCRG and Gazette Fact Check team looked into it.

False Caption on Dead Elephant Photo

Q: Was Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke photographed with a dead elephant? A: No.

The GOP’s $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how it affects one congressional district

A congressman appears to have worked diligently to tilt the bill so that it would benefit his constituents, but he oversold his achievement.

Trump's tax fiction and embrace of propaganda

President Donald Trump's rally in Missouri this past week was a set-piece of distortion about taxes and the economy. He compounded his growing legacy of false tales on Twitter, where he spread a British fringe group's factually twisted propaganda aimed at stirring hate and fear of Muslims. A look at statements from his rally Wednesday, the anti-Muslim propaganda he retweeted and more.

How Does Paul Ryan's Case For Tax Cuts Match The Facts?

In an NPR interview Thursday, Ryan offered a detailed defense of the tax bill. What follows are some of Ryan's statements — and some of the facts behind them.

Michael Flynn’s Russia Timeline

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI, the U.S. Special Counsel's Office announced on Dec. 1. We outline some key events in the Russia investigation involving Flynn.

Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Pocahontas’ Controversy

Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren part Native American? Is that how she got jobs as a professor at Ivy League law schools?

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea: a comprehensive timeline

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about contacts he had with a Russian ambassador. Here is a comprehensive timeline of the actions and events that led to this moment, based on government documents and news reports.