Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Did President Obama Deport More People Than Any Other President?

The short answer is yes.

Republican quotes on rape?

A list of controversial and embarrassing statements about rape made by Republican politicians.

No Evidence of Busing Voters to N.H.

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller doubled down on President Trump's unsupported claim that thousands of voters were bused in from Massachusetts to vote illegally in New Hampshire.

Does the U.S. deport military veterans?

Honorably-discharged veterans of the U.S. military have, under certain circumstances, either received deportation orders or been deported.

Are immigration raids result of Trump policy?

Advocacy groups and the White House say that people suspected of living in the United States illegally are being rounded up in large numbers as part of stepped-up enforcement under President Donald Trump. Advocates cited what they call heavy-handed raids in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Texas and North Carolina and elsewhere. Yet officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency conducting the raids, say the efforts are business as usual — no different than what happened on a regular basis during the Obama years. So which is it? The truth lies somewhere in between.

Trump takes credit for jobs, arrests

President Donald Trump is patting himself on the back for immigration and job-creation initiatives that started before he took office.

The strange tale of how a false 2009 Obamacare claim ended up in a viral 2017 video

Bill Akins achieved his 15 minutes of fame — and, he says, death threats — after a clip of him making this statement at a Florida town hall when viral. The audience immediately hooted him down, and he responded by saying, “Okay, children. All right, children.”

ISIS Leader Not Captured at U.S. Airport

Q: Did President Trump’s immigration executive order help capture a leader of ISIS? A: No.

Trump aide pushes false story of vote fraud

Presidential adviser Stephen Miller peddled discredited theories about voter fraud during a round of TV appearances Sunday that won praise from his boss but brought no new evidence to light.

Stephen Miller’s bushels of Pinocchios for false voter-fraud claims

White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller appeared on ABC’s “The Week” on Sunday, spouting a bunch of false talking points on alleged voter fraud. (He also repeated similar claims on other Sunday talk shows.) To his credit, host George Stephanopoulus repeatedly challenged Miller, noting that he had provided no evidence to support his claims. But Miller charged ahead, using the word “fact” three times in a vain effort to bolster his position. Here’s a guide through the back and forth.

Stephen Miller’s claim that 72 from banned countries were implicated in ‘terroristic activity’

In defending President Trump’s executive order on immigration, White House aide Stephen Miller said on the Sunday shows that dozens of people “have been implicated in terroristic activity,” including providing material support for terrorism. Miller claimed this, despite a ruling by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit that “the Government has pointed to no evidence that any alien from any of the countries named in the Order has perpetrated a terrorist attack in the United States.” What is Miller talking about?

Cruz’s Obamacare Whopper

Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that "Obamacare is discouraging people from going to medical school." Actually, medical school applicants and enrollees are at an all-time high.

No Evidence Sanctuary Cities ‘Breed Crime’

In a pre-Super Bowl interview on Fox, President Donald Trump claimed sanctuary cities "breed crime." But limited research on the effect of such policies has found no evidence that they lead to overall increases in crime rates.

Trump selectively quotes from a legal blog

Making a legal argument in 140 characters is no easy task, and President Donald Trump may have confounded people Friday morning with his tweet about the appeals case that kept the borders open to people he wants banned. A look behind the tweet.

Trump seems in denial about Gorsuch’s jabs

Supreme Court nominees don’t often bite the hand that picks them and President Donald Trump is having trouble accepting the fact that his hand was bitten.

Trump's Yemen Raid — 'Winning Mission' Or 'Failure'? It's Not So Simple

President Trump is defending the Jan. 29 Yemen raid, in which an American Navy SEAL was killed, as a "winning mission." He is also lashing out at Republican Sen. John McCain, who called the raid a "failure."

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#5)

Welcome to the fifth installment of Fact Checker’s series highlighting what President Trump got wrong on Twitter in a given week.

No Data Manipulation at NOAA

Top Republicans on the House science committee claim a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist “confirmed” that his NOAA colleagues “manipulated” climate data for a 2015 study. But that scientist denies that he accused NOAA of manipulating data.

Did the NAACP Give Jeff Sessions an ‘Award of Excellence’?

The answer, for now, is unclear.

Fact Check on Colorado Background Checks - Part 3

Four years after the passage of a controversial law requiring background checks on the private sale of firearms, Colorado lawmakers disagree over whether it has made the state safer.