During his critique of NASA's spending on earth and atmospheric sciences at a recent committee hearing, Sen. Ted Cruz made some misleading claims regarding the agency's budgets and the science that it conducts.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Conservative pundits say recent Seattle restaurant closures may have been linked to the city’s new $15 minimum wage. We find that claim to be false.
Does Secretary Kerry have a Brian Williams problem?
Nope, just another fake quote.
These aren't any more credible than the previous ones.
Sometimes reporters need to be hit over the heads with a two-by-four in order to take nuances into account.
Do insurance plans on the federal health exchange use taxpayer subsidies to cover elective abortions?
Did Michael Brown's mother post comments on social media celebrating the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Mo.?
“I fully complied with every rule that I was governed by,” Hillary Clinton said. But is that correct?
Gov. Sam Brownback, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and former state Rep. Richard Carlson make similar appeals when arguing the administration’s tax policies work to pull Kansas away from a “lost decade.”
Identifying members of the president's extended family.
During a speech to evangelical pastors at a conference in Des Moines last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz accused President Barack Obama of omitting a key detail about brutal murders carried about by the Islamic State. Is that correct?
A closer look at a claim by Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., that “it only took North Korea 12 years to get a nuclear weapon from the time we reached the Agreed Framework in 1994 to the time they tested their first weapon in 2006.”
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., said 32 states oppose an EPA proposal on carbon emissions, and that it will result in double-digit electricity price hikes in 43 states. Is he correct on these two points?
Not yet, but it's thinking about it.
Does a law passed in 1903 invalidate "all gun control laws" in the U.S.? No.
Hillary Clinton says neither the federal government nor an independent third party has the right to review emails she sent as secretary of state if she deems them personal. That's inaccurate.
These are an interesting set of remarks to fact check, because some of the analysis in part turns on what the listener believes the president was trying to say. We will look at each of these in turn.
How many people would become uninsured if the U.S. Supreme Court rules against the administration in King v. Burwell?
Republicans have tried to temper the latest jobs report by noting that the labor force participation rate has continued to decline. But in at least two instances, the claims have gone too far.