Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Sanders on Climate Link to Terrorism

Sen. Bernie Sanders went too far with his debate claim that "climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism."

Trump on Bombing ISIS Oil Fields

Donald Trump says the U.S. is "just starting ... as of two days ago" to heed his advice to "attack the oil" fields controlled by the Islamic State group. The U.S. has changed its policy, but it happened more than four weeks ago -- not two days ago.

What Will Water Rate Hikes Pay For?

The city of San Diego’s Public Utilities Department is working hard to sell a five-year, 41 percent water rate increase to a wary public and City Council, which will vote Tuesday on the plan.

A misleading post about Syrian refugees in North Carolina

Syrian refugees didn't settle in Winston-Salem recently; an article describing their arrival is from September 2014.

Donald Trump repeats inaccurate figure that ‘over 300,000 veterans died waiting for care’

A reader pointed us to Trump’s proposal on his campaign Web site, which repeated an inaccurate figure The Fact Checker wrote about in September 2015.

Obama’s G-20 claim that the U.S. is ‘largest donor of humanitarian aid’ to Syria

The Syrian civil war and refugee crisis in Europe overshadowed the recent G-20 economic summit in Antalya, in the wake of the deadly attacks in Paris. Obama’s public statements centered on the Paris attacks, military strategies for containing the Islamic State, and the global efforts to send humanitarian aid to Syria. For the second year, The Fact Checker joined our counterparts around the world to check claims politicians made at the summit. Is Obama’s assertion correct?

Carson’s minimum wage claims & Trump’s foreign policy tirade

All eyes were on the current Republican frontrunners Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson Tuesday night for the fourth GOP debate, a debate focused on the economy. A whittled-down field of eight candidates took the main stage to tackle the biggest economic issues facing America. Carson criticized raising the minimum wage, while Trump targeted China and its alleged involvement in a controversial trade deal. News 8 put the candidates' claims to the test, and here's how they stood up to our fact check.

President Obama, the military and Christmas

President Obama has not issued an order banning U.S. service members from using the word "Christmas."

No, 10,000 Syrian refugees didn't just arrive in New Orleans

A photo purportedly depicting the arrival of 10,000 Syrian refugees in New Orleans was taken in Hungary in September, used to opportunistically leverage fear following attacks in Paris.

Clinton on guns; Sanders on wage inequality

Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate. Some of the claims in the debate Saturday night and how they compare with the facts.

Hillary Clinton On Using Force Against ISIS

With the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris only one day old, moderators decided to ask U.S. Democratic presidential candidates about issues of national security and terrorism in Saturday night's debate. When CBS's John Dickerson asked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton whether she would declare war on ISIS, she made a controversial claim: that the U.S. is already authorized to fight ISIS. That claim sparked some debate on Twitter, as Bloomberg View's Josh Rogin and others attacked Clinton's claims. So we decided to dig into this question: what is the U.S. authorized to do in fighting ISIS?

Bernie Sanders’s claims about his $1 trillion infrastructure plan

Are there large corporations paying “not a nickel” in federal taxes? Is there enough tax money that could be tapped to fund Sanders’s proposed $1 trillion plan for rebuilding infrastructure. And would that plan create 13 million jobs? Let’s explore.

FactChecking the Second Democratic Debate

We found false and misleading claims from Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley in a Saturday night showdown.

Sanders on 1 percent; Clinton on donors

Bernie Sanders persisted in using shopworn stats on income inequality and Hillary Rodham Clinton glossed over the well-heeled donors to her campaign in the latest Democratic presidential debate. Some of the claims in the debate Saturday night and how they compare with the facts.

Democratic debate: CNN's Reality Check team inspects the claims By CNN's Reality Check Team

The Democratic candidates for president gathered in Des Moines, Iowa, for their second debate Saturday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test.

Checking the Democratic debate

We checked the accuracy of candidates’ remarks live in the Democratic debate in Des Moines.

Fact checking the second Democratic debate

Not every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following is a list of 13 suspicious or interesting claims.

John McCain campaign on Arizonans losing insurance

Checking the claim that “as a result of (Meritus’ removal from the federal marketplace), 59,000 Arizonans will lose their current health insurance days before open enrollment begins, likely hitting low-income and rural residents the hardest.”

Clinton on White Middle-Aged Americans

The latest video in our fact-checking collaboration with CNN's Jake Tapper is on Hillary Clinton's claim that a recent study showed "white middle-aged Americans without a high school education ... are dying earlier than their parents and their grandparents."

Trump Challenges Birthright Citizenship

Donald Trump says the issue has been "fully vetted now" and he was right all along: It would not take a constitutional amendment to end the practice of extending automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. of parents in the country illegally.