The White House directed reporters to look at a report on the Secret Service, so The Fact Checker took up the challenge.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
So far, negative ads by each candidate have been decried by his opponent.
Short answer: No.
Is an ongoing outbreak of Enterovirus D68 due to an influx of immigrant children from Central America?
Sen. John McCain claimed on a Sunday talk show that “we were told there would never be a case of Ebola in the United States.” Not exactly.
The Obama administration has not, in fact, ordered $1 billion worth of disposable coffins for use with FEMA camps or Ebola victims.
A reader saw a post on Facebook that said "Congress moves to appoint Obama to a third term in 2016" True or false?
Was an Arizona gubernatorial candidate right about the size of Arizona's public-school classes and the number of teacher vacancies?
Checking the percentage of education dollars in Arizona being spent in the classroom each year over the past decade.
The DFL Party released another wave of advertisements attacking Minnesota Congressional Candidate Stewart Mills. The ad claims Mills backs an agenda that favors outsourcing Minnesota jobs and that Mills supports giving tax breaks to billionaires and multinational corporations. Is that correct?
The seventh in a series of political ad fact checks that will be published heading into the Nov. 4 general election.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Democratic challenger Mark Schauer faced off in a town hall event today. It was the only time the candidates will meet this election season. Free Press reporters John Wisely, Brent Snavely and Matt Helms checked the facts shared by the candidates throughout the forum.
A TV ad from Democrat Jim Mowrer claims Iowa Rep. Steve King "did vote to raise his own pay by $20,000 a year and take perks like free health care for life." That's a double whopper.
It sounds nefarious, but it's not.
If Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel's latest campaign ad sounds familiar, it's because it contains several claims he touts while campaigning and promoting the treasurer's office. But repeating a statement often doesn't make it true.
Congresswoman Cheri Bustos and her opponent Bobby Schilling made several claims about one another during a debate at WQAD on October 9, 2014.
The three candidates for governor – incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler – rehashed some old claims from their first debate and made a few new ones during a forum held Thursday at Thomas College in Waterville.
Thom Tillis said, "28 months ago, 60 percent of the people of North Carolina decided that they wanted to define marriage as an institution between a man and a woman." Is that correct?
This is a fight over a single word—“force.”
Is the District of Columbia leaving more than $100 million in affordable housing resources unused as city real estate prices skyrocket?