Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Texas Shooting Unrelated to Antifa

Q: Was the man who killed more than two dozen people in a rural Texas church trying to start a civil war as a member of antifa? A: No.

Did Ronald Reagan’s 1981 tax cut supercharge the economy?

It would be more reasonable to consider the tax cuts in conjunction with a series of monetary policy interventions enacted during and before Reagan’s administration. Yet Sanders gives Reagan all the credit.

Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the super-wealthy

The money left on the table because of a difference between two words — “stepped-up” and “carryover” — is certainly staggering.

Here’s How Trump Has Responded to Recent Attacks

Here’s a look back at what Mr. Trump has said in the wake of attacks since he announced his candidacy in 2015.

Was the Texas Church Shooter a Muslim Convert Named 'Samir Al-Hajeed'?

False reports revive a long-running hoax about the comedian Sam Hyde.

Trump on 'phenomenal' economy, auto trade

President Donald Trump, traveling Asia, is claiming a "phenomenal" economic performance at home, "if I do say so myself." He does, indeed, say so himself, over and over. But what do those numbers say?

Trump and the not-so-middle-class tax cut

Over the past week, taxes, terrorism and the Russia investigation provided plenty of fodder for iffy claims by President Donald Trump and others.

No Muslim Child Marriage in Montana

Q: Did a judge in Montana rule that a “Muslim man can marry 9-year-old girl”? A: No.

Trump and the not-so-middle-class tax cut

Republicans can't say it enough — the tax plan on the table is for the middle class. But the numbers tell the tale of a tax cut tilted to the rich.

President Trump’s statement that the speed of U.S. terrorism trials ‘is a laughingstock’

Whether the numbers here suggest a need for “much quicker and much stronger” justice is a matter of opinion.

Take Claims About State and Local Tax Deductions With a Grain of Salt

Even some House Republicans are railing against the proposed changes to deductions for state and local taxes that are part of the new House tax bill that was released this week. The proposal to change the state and local tax deduction, commonly known as SALT, has also ignited a backlash from Democrats and state governments.

Does President Trump Plan To 'End' A Program Funding Heating For the Elderly and Disabled?

The White House has proposed eliminating funding for LIHEAP, which serves around 6 million households.

Trump on terrorism, taxes and Russia probe

Terrorism, taxes and Russia tribulations provided fertile ground for President Donald Trump and others to sow confusion over the past week.

GOP, Democrats Spin Tax Plan

Leaders in both parties make false and misleading claims about the GOP's $1.5 trillion tax cut plan.

President Trump’s incomplete history of Schumer and the Diversity Visa Lottery Program

Here’s how the Diversity Visa Lottery Program came to be and how Schumer was involved.

Blackout or Ham Radio Drill?

Q: Is the Department of Defense planning a drill that will cause a nationwide blackout? Is antifa involved? A: No and no.

Senator Misleads on ‘Absurd’ Science

Sen. Rand Paul misrepresented two studies supported by federal grants, while advocating legislation he introduced to change the federal grant funding process.

Trump Singles Out Chuck Schumer After N.Y. Terrorist Attack

It took less than 24 hours after Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York for the finger-pointing to begin.

Trump's post-attack blame game

The deadly New York truck attack prompted President Donald Trump to go looking for someone to blame beyond the man accused of doing it. He settled, at least for a time, on Sen. Chuck Schumer.

For the Record: Sessions on contacts between Trump campaign and Russians

During two hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tangled with Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) concerning his knowledge of possible communications between Trump campaign officials and Russian officials.