Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Cruz’s claim that ‘no one has disputed’ his claim McConnell lied

Given the uproar over Cruz’s remarks, we were curious about his claim that “no one has disputed a word I said.” Is that really the case?

A fake story about a police situation in a North Carolina bathroom

Fake news reports that NC police tased and "brutally ejected" a woman from a ladies' restroom because they thought she was transgender.

Palin ‘as Much a Scientist’ as Bill Nye?

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin falsely said she is "as much a scientist" as Bill Nye, best known for his children's show, "Bill Nye the Science Guy." Nye has multiple credentials that make him more of a scientist than Palin.

North Carolina governor’s misleading claim about his executive order and the LGBT law

We wish we could give Three Fig Leaves — which is what this announcement is — but alas, will stick to Pinocchios.

No, Ted Cruz's dad not linked to JFK assassination

Disreputable web site posits a link between Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald based on negligible evidence.

A fake picture of a Sanders rally

A photograph that purportedly showed massive crowds near Washington Square Park for a Bernie Sanders rally was actually taken in Paris in January 2015.

No, CAIR didn't urge Memorial Day be used to honor terrorists

CAIR didn't call to end Memorial Day or to replace it with a holiday honoring "Muslim terrorists."

Incorrect details in story of 'trangender' man arrested in women's bathroom

A 2013 news story about a man filming in women's bathrooms was misrepresented as having occurred "last weekend" in 2016.

Was backer of LGBT bill in Charlotte a sex offender?

A number of memes somewhat misleadingly reported that the "leader" of opposition to a controversial bathroom bill in North Carolina was a registered sex offender.

VA Funds and Syrian Refugees

Q: Did President Obama cut benefits for veterans by $2.6 billion to give the money to Syrian refugees? A: No. The Department of Veterans Affairs transferred funds to close a […]

Democratic debate: CNN's Reality Check team vets the claims

Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders met Thursday in Brooklyn for their last debate before New York's primary, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate, selecting key statements.

FactChecking the Ninth Democratic Debate

Clinton and Sanders sparred over the minimum wage, campaign contributions, guns and more.

Fact-checking the ninth Democratic debate

CNN hosted the ninth Democratic presidential debate on March 14, a face-off between former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.). Not every statement could be easily fact-checked, but here are 14 suspicious or interesting claims.

Fact checking the Democratic debate

The New York Times is checking assertions made throughout the 2016 presidential campaign.

New ad supports ridesharing claims

A new ad is turning the eyes of KXAN’s investigative team to claims in the battle over background checks in Austin.

Trump wrong on U.S. losing money to China

Looking at whether the United States is losing $500 billion a year to China.

Clinton Vs. Sanders on Wall Street

Her intent was to mar the voting record of her rival. But Hillary Clinton also cast aspersions on the presidential record of her husband Thursday night in testy exchanges with Bernie Sanders over Wall Street regulation. A look at some of the claims in the latest Democratic presidential debate and how they compare with the facts.

An unproven meme about a Texas voter ID case

A meme said that a 92-year-old Victoria, Texas woman named Pam Nelson was unable to vote in her primary due to voter ID laws, but we were unable to substantiate the claim.

Ted Cruz and the dildo case

Several online items have misleadingly claimed that Ted Cruz tried to ban dildoes in Texas.

Here are the facts behind that ’79 cent’ pay gap factoid

Every year since 2012, The Fact Checker has offered an explanation of this figure and why it is misleading.