Did Thomas Homer-Dixon argue that windmills never recoup the energy it takes to build them?
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Hillary Clinton gave an odd -- and factually inaccurate -- account of how the controversy over her email habits as secretary of state mushroomed into a public spectacle.
Versions of this rumor — that President Obama spent millions of dollars to conceal records that would indicate his true citizenship — have circulated in the birther blogosphere for years. And fact-checkers have debunked versions of this assertion year after year. Yet it keeps rising from the dead, and it was again uttered on national television.
Sen. Bernie Sanders said that the United States spends "almost twice as much per capita on health care as do the people of any other country." He's wrong about that.
Mixing several questionable elements together, with little basis in fact, earns Carson Four Pinocchios.
Looking at the nitty-gritty of the Iran deal.
Democratic candidate says he leads field in time spent in Iowa. Is that correct?
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has said at least twice that climate change is causing bears in the Sierra Nevada mountains to change their hibernation patterns. There is no evidence that climate change is actually having such an effect.
Checking the claim that “if Congress does not act to end sequestration, we’re looking at the loss of as many as 1.4 million jobs over the next two years.”
Nope, just a bit of humor.
Who's responsible for withdrawing all U.S. combat troops from Iraq at the end of 2011? Jeb Bush says President Obama is to blame, while Hillary Clinton's campaign says President George W. Bush signed the agreement that set the withdrawal date.
Spoiler: It's accurate.
Based on the full Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and on published expert opinions, the Forward has tried to fact-check the key points of contention.
The Secretary of State reinvents history,
Not something that is gaining widespread traction.
Hillary Rodham Clinton's plan to make college more affordable and ease the burden of student debt could easily end up costing more than her proposed $350 billion.
Another photographic fabrication.
Carly Fiorina claims that "emergency room visits are up over 50 percent" under the Affordable Care Act. Her campaign did not respond when we asked where she got that figure, but there is no evidence we could find to support it.
Both sides' statistics are problematic.