Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Trump ignores dates on indictment

President Donald Trump misstated the reach of the indictment against his former campaign chairman Monday, claiming it deals with activities "years ago," before he was running for president. Actually, some of the criminal behavior alleged in the charges is as recent as the early days of his presidency.

False Statements on Russia

There have been several instances in which Trump administration and campaign officials have made public statements about issues concerning Russia that turned out not to be true.

The ‘dossier’ and the uranium deal: A guide to the latest allegations

As a service to readers bound to be confused by an increasingly complex story, here’s a brief guide to the latest developments in the tangled allegations involving Russia, President Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Fact-checking Trump on Michael Moore's Broadway show

While the show was not a box-office front-runner (grossing less than half of its potential most weeks and drawing in a capacity hovering in the mid 70 percentile), it did play its fully scheduled run.

Rosen's vote against Republican-led budget doesn't clearly equal vote against tax cuts

Republican Sen. Dean Heller — widely considered one of the most vulnerable senators up for re-election — took the offensive this week in targeting his likely Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen, for her vote against a major budget resolution that promises to pave the way for Republican-led efforts to overhaul the tax code.

Trump says sex harassment claims are ‘fake news’ but there are corroborators

Sixteen women have accused Trump of sexually harassing them. While the president dismisses this as “fake news,” the problem for the White House is that some of these women have produced witnesses who say they heard about the incident at the time — long before Trump made his political aspirations known.

Trump Wrong About WTO Record

When it comes to litigation brought to the World Trade Organization for dispute resolution, the U.S. wins the vast majority of cases it brings, and it loses most of the cases brought against it. That's generally how other countries fare before the WTO as well.

Peddling Mueller Misinformation

Q: Has Robert Mueller resigned as the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election? A: No.

Do Hundreds of Papers Published in 2017 'Prove' That Global Warming is a Myth?

An article stakes its claim on a regurgitation of false information from a blogger who rejects mainstream climate science.

Is this Unflattering Image of President Trump Real?

A doctored image of Trump circulated with a tongue-in-cheek request not to repost it.

Nancy Pelosi’s claims on middle-income taxpayers and state and local tax deductions

This is a good example of how tax data can be manipulated.

Anti-drug ad campaigns fared poorly in past

President Donald Trump is promising a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results and experts say other measures could be far more effective in curbing the current epidemic.

The Facts on Uranium One

Two House committees have said that they will investigate the Obama administration’s approval of a deal that gave Russia a financial interest in U.S. uranium production. We covered the issue during the 2016 presidential campaign. We'll recap here what we know – and don’t know -- about the 2010 deal.

No ISIS Arrests in Congress

Q: Were two Democratic congressmen arrested for having ties to the Islamic State? A: No.

Sessions’s claim that ‘dirty immigration lawyers’ encourage clients to cite ‘credible fear’

Sessions lacks the evidence to make his claim but he uses the lack of evidence in a dubious way, filling in the missing pieces with inflammatory rhetoric on immigration fraud and casting immigration lawyers in a negative light. Until Sessions can point to concrete evidence of widespread fraud, he should refrain from making such sweeping and definitive statements.

Trump on Boeing's big order

President Donald Trump is showcasing a major contract landed by Boeing from Singapore Airlines and talking about the 70,000 or so U.S. jobs that he says will flow from that order. It's indeed a big deal for Boeing, but there are some caveats to keep in mind when Trump addresses the subject.

Trump's false claim that Corker supported the Iran deal

President Donald Trump keeps claiming that Sen. Bob Corker supported the Iran nuclear deal. But he didn't.

Sarah Sanders' list of Trump accomplishments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, defending President Donald Trump against withering criticism from members of his own party, rattled off a list of accomplishments she believes the President has accomplished in his first 10 months in office. Here's a CNN fact-check of the accomplishments she touted.

Trump’s claim that he’s done more ‘by far’ than Obama in the fight against ISIS

Has the Trump administration done more in its short term in office than the administration of Barack Obama?

Trump on Unemployment Claims

President Donald Trump boasted that unemployment claims fell to their lowest level since 1973. He's right, but it's part of a post-recession trend that began long before he took office.