Greg Abbott steps into the conspiracy theory.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Amid heightened scrutiny over the Clinton Foundation’s finances, the organization’s acting chief executive recently released a statement in a blog post acknowledging “mistakes” in filing tax forms. Here's a closer look at one of those claims.
A closer look at a claim from the "Clinton Cash" book.
Checking the claim that "Affordable Care Act regulations are reducing small business wages by at least $22.6 billion per year."
It's an oversimplification at best.
One of Martin O’Malley’s favorite stump speech lines is about the drop in crime rates in Baltimore when he was the city’s mayor.
It's a real picture, inaccurately described.
Man acknowledges that he created rumor to see if the partisan press would bite.
Of course not; more fake news.
A case of good intentions gone awry.
Not a single one? Not quite.
Hillary Clinton says “more than half the nations in the world" have no laws on domestic violence. But the U.N. reports that 125 countries -- two-thirds of all nations -- had such laws as of April 2011.
Advocates want to call attention to a problem and big numbers of course attract media attention. But these guesstimates remain too shaky to be cited without a healthy dose of skepticism.
Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.
The truth behind the "Intolerant Jackass Act."
President Obama’s request for enhanced congressional authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal for the Pacific Rim, has divided Democrats in Congress. Appearing on MSNBC, Sen. Sherrod Brown argued the case against the deal by quoting a Republican, former President George H. W. Bush, as saying that a $1 billion trade deficit would mean 13,000 lost jobs. But is it accurate?
Fact-checking is a measurably effective tool for correcting political misinformation and increases the audiences' political knowledge. It is also growing at a dramatic rate.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a couple of economic claims at a recent forum in New Hampshire that may seem startling at first -- until placed into context.
A statistic from the 2012 campaign reemerges for 2016.
The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.