The new House and Senate Republican budgets make a big boast: They both balance the federal budget within 10 years, without raising taxes. Their own numbers, however, say millions of American families and businesses would have to pay more in taxes to make the math work — about $900 billion more over the next decade.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
President Obama made some exaggerated claims during a recent speech in Cleveland about the Affordable Care Act and the House Republican proposal for Medicare.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he "never raised taxes" in his 14 years as governor of the state. That's not the case. During his tenure, he increased taxes on businesses, cigarettes, fireworks, diesel equipment and insurance.
Not really an apples-to-apples comparison.
Tallying up outside funding in the Israeli election.
Secretary of State John Kerry and Sen. Tom Cotton each claimed the other distorted the facts regarding the role of Congress in a possible international deal on Iran's nuclear program.
Did Hillary Clinton refuse to meet with a contingent of Gold Star mothers?
Has President Barack Obama proposed a constitutional amendment to make voting mandatory in the U.S.?
Did President Barack Obama fire several military officers for disobeying his order to destroy Charleston as part of a "false flag" attack? Oh please.
Politicians love to exaggerate.
A report this week from the Minnesota Department of Revenue has given Democrats new ammunition in their battle against Republicans over taxes.
Checking the claim that "widely attended events like the Super Bowl coming up in Glendale, Ariz., or the annual gem show in Tucson act like a magnet for traffickers, and unfortunately, their victims."
Sen. Ted Cruz has repeatedly gotten basic facts about the Internal Revenue Service wrong when delivering one of his favorite applause lines, calling for its abolition.
Setting the record straight on recent findings, especially after Washington Post opinion writer Jonathan Capehart wrote that the Ferguson chant was “built on a lie.”
A look at what the president said at the City Club of Cleveland.
Hillary Rodham failed her 1973 attempt to pass the Washington, D.C., bar exam.
It seems extremely unlikely, given the timing.
During his critique of NASA's spending on earth and atmospheric sciences at a recent committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz made some misleading claims regarding the agency's budgets and the science that it conducts.
Conservative pundits say recent Seattle restaurant closures may have been linked to the city’s new $15 minimum wage. We find that claim to be false.
Does Secretary Kerry have a Brian Williams problem?