President Obama enjoys his sports analogies, so let's just say that he fumbled when he was asked whether he made a "misjudgment" eight months ago in dismissing the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as the equivalent of "a jayvee team."
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan loves to tell voters that Democratic nominee Anthony G. Brown is part of an administration that taxed everything that it could — even the rain.
It's a claim that has been repeatedly debunked by fact checkers. It even made FactCheck.org’s “Whoppers of 2006.” But that hasn’t stopped Tom Cotton's campaign from dredging up the muck again.
"AWOL" is a 30-second television commercial by Concerned Veterans for America, a conservative advocacy group. It targets Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley, and it's one of several ads on the same issue. Not all, however, make exactly the same claims.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown and his Republican challenger, Neel Kashkari, covered a lot of ground in Thursday’s night gubernatorial debate. An examination of some of the issues they debated and a reality check on some of their claims.
A controversial TV ad from Sen. Mark Begich accuses his opponent, former Alaska Attorney General Dan Sullivan, of letting "a lot of sex offenders get off with light sentences" -- specifically one ex-con who prosecutors say killed an elderly couple and raped their infant granddaughter in 2013.
A Crossroads GPS ad exaggerates a few personal anecdotes to claim that "many Coloradans pay roughly 100 percent more for health insurance since Obamacare."
Checking up on what Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis said at the debate.
Here's a look at the accuracy of some of the statements made during Thursday night's debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and Republican challenger Neel Kashkari.
With charges flying in Thursday night’s debate, The Sacramento Bee did the fact-checking and analyzed the claims.
This is one of those “kitchen sink” ads, in which a flurry of facts are tossed at the viewer, hoping something will stick.
The National Republican Congressional Committee once again uses selective evidence to attack a congressman for supporting President Obama. This time, the target is Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia.
Is it true that Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin "pushed through a billion dollar tax increase"?
No, it's not him -- it was another man who was totally uninvolved with the unrest in Ferguson.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder mostly sticks to the facts in a statewide TV ad titled “Numbers” that began airing Tuesday, immediately after the Labor Day holiday. But one of Snyder’s claims in the ad is misleading, at best.
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter’s new campaign commercial claims the state’s economy is “on a roll” thanks to his leadership, citing several measures. But overall, Idaho’s economy, while growing, has been much slower to recover than most states from the recession that hit just after Otter took office in 2006.
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis met for the first of two scheduled debates Wednesday, and both used some lines that rang bells with WRAL's fact-checking staff.
Rumor has it that 11 passenger planes are missing from an airport in Libya. Is that really the case?
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition is a 501(c)(4) that, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, has spent $5 million attacking a single candidate — Alison Lundergan Grimes. Its donors are not disclosed. But it's attacking another group for playing the dark-money game.
After helping catapult Mark Dayton to the Governor's mansion in 2010, The Alliance for a Better Minnesota is renewing its focus: Gov. Dayton's reelection campaign.