With the passage of eight months, the president’s “JV” comment looks increasingly untenable, so we can understand why the White House spokesman would try to suggest that what is now known as the Islamic State was not the subject of the conversation. But in quoting from the transcript, he provided a selective reading of the discussion.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
Democratic Rep. Ami Bera, facing a tough challenge from former GOP Rep. Doug Ose, has released a TV ad that reintroduces him to voters and seeks to make the case that he’s delivered on his campaign promises.
Do lawmakers who jumped on the VA health care scandal have regrets about jumping to conclusions not warranted by the facts?
Checking the claim that, "when it comes to education, Thom Tillis is gambling with our future. As speaker, he cut nearly $500 million from education."
Some of the factual assertions in recent amicus briefs would not pass muster in a high school research paper. But that has not stopped the Supreme Court from relying on them.
Checking a TV ad from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee launched this week in Iowa.
Did Barack Obama's status as a Muslim prevent his wife from traveling with him to Islamic countries in April 2009? No, for multiple reasons.
A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee TV ad relies on innuendo and omission to accuse Georgia Republican Rick Allen of making “insider deals” to get government contracts at taxpayer expense.
Teacher pay may be a state budget issue, but it is already featuring prominently in North Carolina's U.S. Senate race.
Republican Terri Lynn Land and the Democratic party trade barbs in the Michigan Senate race, but both ads mislead voters.
Were you surprised by Wednesday's revelation that Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig saved baseball in San Diego? Longtime San Diego fans were.
A conservative group accuses Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in a TV ad of "profiting from her votes in Congress." But the scandal is how the group distorts the facts.
"Kay Hagan has voted for President Obama’s failed partisan agenda 95 percent of the time during her tenure in Washington," reads a recent release from Thom Tillis' campaign. Is it accurate?
Q: Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? A: Yes.
Does the TSA permit illegal aliens to board standard commercial flights without proper identification if they produce a "notice to appear"?
The newest television ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis goes after her Republican challenger Greg Abbott for alleged connections to grants from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
Leaky logic in an ad attacking Thom Tillis.
A Kansas City police officer shared a picture that he and others have claimed is slain teenager Michael Brown in a compromising position, but it's actually an accused killer from Oregon.
A flawed email on a purported bevy of tax hikes.
An ad from the Democratic challenger in the South Carolina governor's race says that when hackers stole 3.6 million Social Security numbers from state computers, Gov. Nikki Haley "hid it from us for two weeks."