Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Jolly, Trump Photos Are Fake

Some voters may be misled by a Democratic TV ad that uses fake images, marked “dramatization,” of Republican Rep. David Jolly and Donald Trump shaking hands and appearing together.

Trump Twists Facts on Murder Case

Donald Trump falsely claimed that a "criminal alien" released from prison in 2012 and later convicted of murdering a Connecticut woman in 2015 was "set free by [Hillary] Clinton’s watch" when she was secretary of state.

Trump flip-flops on whether women’s sexual allegations should be believed

Trump earns an Upside-Down Pinocchio, our rating for unacknowledged flip-flops.

Did Hillary Clinton sell weapons to ISIS?

As WikiLeaks released several batches of e-mails in October 2016, partisans claimed they confirmed Hillary Clinton sold weapons to ISIS.

Fact check: 7 claims Trump made in Panama City Beach

The Republican nominee made several charged claims in his stump speech Tuesday night. Here's a look at some of those claims.

Rep. Ken Buck’s “radical climate change agenda” statement is at odds with Department of Defense

In a statement that has been recently repeated by major news outlets, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Greeley, said that climate change detracts from national security, a statement that disregards formal pronouncements from the Department of Defense.

Fact Checking Donald Trump's Defiant Speech

Donald Trump gave a lengthy speech on Thursday, lashing out at the media, rival Hillary Clinton, the U.S. government, and the financial industry for what he said is widespread conspiracy and corruption. He repeatedly claimed that what he was saying was true and factual, and arguing that his critics were incorrect. But at least four of Trump's key claims were inaccurate.

Trump’s Misguided Debate Bias Claim

Donald Trump wrongly labeled the debates "rigged" because the Commission on Presidential Debates' "head guy used to work for Bill Clinton."

Clinton Didn't Call for the End of the U.S. and One 'Hemispheric' Government

In an e-mail published by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton said she dreamed of a "hemispheric common market," not the abolition of the United States government.

Faked evidence of Democratic ballot fraud

A report that widespread voter fraud was carried out by Hillary Clinton supporters during the primary election in at least three key states is fake news.

Mislabeled photo from a Trump rally

A conservative web site used a photograph from a 2013 jazz festival claiming it pictured the audience at a recent Donald Trump rally.

George W. Bush White House 'Lost' 22 Million E-mails?

Some 22 million official White House e-mails, the majority of which were sent and received via private, non-government servers, were reported as lost or missing during the George W. Bush administration.

Critics' claims on Rep. Kate Brophy McGee's voting record inconclusive

Has Arizona state Rep. Kate Brophy McGee been absent for 247 votes in the Arizona House?

Clinton on Hurricane Matthew, Climate Change

During a campaign rally in Miami Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said Hurricane Matthew was "likely more destructive because of climate change."

Trump’s false claim that Clinton ‘lost’ $6 billion at State Department

In the past week, Trump has offered some version of this claim that Clinton “lost” or “misplaced” $6 billion of taxpayers’ funds while she was secretary of state. He argues that this shows she “is the vessel, a corrupt global establishment that’s raiding our country and surrendering the sovereignty of our nation.” Does this figure have any basis in reality?

Trump Twists Facts on WikiLeaks

Donald Trump cited apparent excerpts from Hillary Clinton's past closed-door speeches, contained in emails leaked by WikiLeaks, but he twisted those excerpts in some cases.

Trump’s ridiculous claim that he won ‘every poll’ on the second presidential debate

Polls are certainly helpful for understanding the mood of the electorate. But they’re not helpful if you don’t understand how to read polls, or if you rely on unreliable polls.

‘Whole bunch’ of facts don’t support Obama’s claim that many VA bosses were fired over scandal

The Obama administration seems set on misleading the public about the number of people held accountable for the wait-time scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Clinton Camp Demands 'Compliant Citizenry' for Master Plan?

Former National Endowment for the Arts chairman Bill Ivey says a leaked e-mail to Clinton deputy John Podesta did not reveal a "master plan" for maintaining political power via "an unaware and compliant citizenry."

Fact Check: Clinton-Trump Presidential Debate, No. 2

NPR's politics team -- with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more -- is live-annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are underlined in yellow, followed by context and fact check.