Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Email on tales of woe among Declaration of Independence signers isn't fully accurate

A popular essay outlines the fates of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, but many of its details are inaccurate.

Revisiting Clinton’s claim she used personal email out of ‘convenience,’ and it ‘was allowed’ by State Department

Clinton has continued to use some version of this talking point from her March 2015 news conference. But when you add up the details that have emerged, they are just not that credible and worthy of Three Pinocchios. It’s time to update the talking points.

Is Clinton overstating role in children's health coverage?

Hillary Clinton's ad 'Quiet Moments' reflects getting children health coverage.

Checking whether top Obama officials watched the Benghazi attack unfold but did nothing

Claims that top Obama administration officials watched the Benghazi attack unfold in real-time but did nothing to intervene have been proved false.

The Benghazi Timeline, Clinton Edition

Now that the last of the Benghazi reports have been issued, we look at some key public and private statements made by Hillary Clinton and others in the State Department following the 2012 attacks, which resulted in the loss of four Americans.

Barack Obama was not sworn in using a Quran

A photograph of Barack Obama taking the oath of office as President is frequently shared with the false claim that he was sworn in using a Quran.

Donald Trump’s claim that China ‘will enter’ the Trans-Pacific Partnership ‘at a later date’

His point is still problematic, but just shy of a total whopper.

Hillary Clinton Didn't Demand a Photo Be Removed from the Internet

A long-circulating photograph of a haggard-looking Hillary Clinton is an altered version of the original, and Clinton has not demanded it be erased from the Internet.

A distortion of a screengrab of Hillary Clinton in a hijab

A one-second segment of an October 2015 video tweeted by Hillary Clinton was screencapped to suggest the candidate had donned a hijab for a new campaign ad.

No, Obama didn't change the White House logo

It was changed under President George W. Bush.

Fact-checking Donald Trump in Ohio: Immigrants & drugs

The Cincinnati Enquirer dove into Trump's statements about unauthorized immigration in Ohio. Here's what we found.

Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Was Trump's take on the U.S. steel industry — that it has fallen victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians — accurate?

Gov. Doug Ducey half right on ballot-collection laws

Looking at whether 18 states other than Arizona take the same approach to restricting who can legally return another voter's early ballot.

Pro-Trump group’s ad misrepresents Hillary Clinton’s comments about women

A political ad by a pro-Trump super PAC attacks Hillary Clinton over her response to women who made sexual allegations against her husband. How accurate is it?

Fact-Checking Trump's Speech on Trade

Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump touted his trade and economic plans in Monessan, Pennsylvania on Tuesday. NBC News fact-checked some of his claims.

No, Trump doesn't want to close the Library of Congress to save money

A fake news article reported that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had promised to shut down the Library of Congress as a cost-saving measure.

Trump's Speech On The Economy

Donald Trump laid out his plan for the economy, criticizing globalization and policies that promote free trade, in a speech in Monessen, Pa., on Tuesday. NPR's politics team has annotated Trump's speech. The portions we commented on are bolded, followed by analysis and fact check in italics.

Trump's Vision Improbably Resembles Past

Donald Trump laid out an economic future Tuesday that improbably resembles the past, declaring "it will be American steel" that once again builds gleaming skyscrapers and fortifies the bridges and American factories that broadly revive a manufacturing economy long gone. In Trump's nostalgia-tinted vision, the complex and diverse U.S. economy can be fixed by tariffs, factory jobs and forcing foreign partners back to the bargaining table. But to achieve it, he would have to reverse not only globalization, but automation, a changing workforce and other seismic shifts of a U.S. economy that has become more dependent on educated workers and the low prices made possible by international trade. A look at his arguments and how they compare with the facts.

Trump on Clinton’s Tax Plans

Donald Trump repeatedly claims that Hillary Clinton is going to "raise your taxes very substantially." She’s not, unless you are among the top 10 percent of taxpayers.

Why Donald Trump calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’

Our goal is not to relitigate the matter, but to compile major findings from some of the most extensive reporting done on the issue.