Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Fact-checking Trump's Iran speech

Trump made a series of claims about the deal's flaws -- some true, some false and some up for debate. Here's a look at how accurate those claims were.

Eastwood Not Leaving Estate to Trump Campaign

Did Clint Eastwood announce he’s leaving his estate to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign? No. That story originated on a self-described satirical website.

Trump Spins Rise in Job Openings

The number of job openings has been rising since mid-2009, contrary to President Donald Trump's boast that under his stewardship "all of a sudden, we have jobs."

Trump’s claim that Iran could build nuclear weapons in seven years

Is Iran “free to go ahead and create nuclear weapons” after seven years?

Was the Obama Administration Unable to Arrange the Release of Three Hostages in North Korea?

Two of the three men held by North Korea were detained during Trump's presidency.

Fact-checking President Trump’s claims on immigration

The president made it abundantly clear, intentionally or not, that March and April (and maybe even May) might as well be called “immigration month.”

No Release of ‘Private’ Trump Tapes

Have former White House staffers released a "private tape recording" of President Donald Trump? No.

Trump’s Misleading Attack on Mueller Team

President Donald Trump made several misleading comments when questioning the impartiality of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his investigative team.

False Headline in Philly Starbucks Settlement

Did the two black men arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks “settle for $2 million” from the city? No.

Michelle Wolf Not Booted From Hulu

Did Hulu cancel a Michelle Wolf comedy special because of the White House Correspondents' Association dinner? No.

The kooky tale of ‘Cocaine Mitch’

We understand that “Cornstarch Mitch” is not as catchy as “Cocaine Mitch.” But the bottom line is that Blankenship has no evidence to support his crude and incendiary attack.

Ad attacking Supreme Court justice misleading

Arkansas has some of the roughest elections for judges in the nation even though they are nominally non-partisan. A conservative group spent more than $600,000 two years ago targeting a member of the Arkansas Supreme Court during her unsuccessful bid to be chief justice. That group is back, spending more than $160,000 to air a new ad criticizing Justice Courtney Goodson as she seeks re-election to the state's highest court on May 22. The Judicial Crisis Network 30-second ad airing around Arkansas returns to past criticisms of gifts she accepted from donors and adds new accusations. Goodson lost her bid for chief justice in 2016 against Dan Kemp in a race that was overshadowed by outside group spending. A look at some of the claims in the new ad

Q&A on Stormy Daniels’ Payment

President Trump has acknowledged he reimbursed his personal attorney for the $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels. But there remains many questions about the payment and whether it may have run afoul of campaign finance or ethics laws.

The unsupported claim that James Clapper tipped Jake Tapper about the dossier

Reporters often try to connect the dots. But sometimes, dots can’t really be connected – or they are misplaced.

Did Sarah Huckabee Sanders Say She Was ‘Proud’ to be Compared to Aunt Lydia From ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?

A parody Facebook account tricked some readers into believing that the White House Press Secretary had embraced an unflattering comparison made by comedian Michelle Wolf.

Trump's misleading claims about 'catch and release'

The White House has used the term to decry the protections afforded to children and families seeking asylum in the U.S.

Michelle Wolf Not Fired From Comedy Central

Q: Did Comedy Central fire Michelle Wolf because of jokes she made at the White House Correspondents dinner? A: No. That claim was made up by a self-described satirical website.

False Story Ties Sex Cult to Clintons

Q: Did actress Allison Mack confess to selling children to the Clintons and Rothschilds? A: No.

Trump Blurs Facts on London Embassy

President Trump distorted the facts about the construction of new embassy in London, wrongly implying it ended up costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. In fact, Trump's own State Department told us it "used no taxpayer dollars to fund the project."

President Trump’s repeated claim that Comey ‘leaked classified information’

Now that the seven Comey memos have been publicly released, we can see for ourselves. Let’s take a look and see whether the president has a case.