Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Trump Muddies Immigrant Voting Issue

Donald Trump mangled the facts when he claimed that the Obama administration is "letting people pour into the country so they can go and vote."

Neither Kaine nor Pence was ‘absolutely’ correct about Clinton emails and court-martial

To an extent, this is an apples-to-oranges comparison, because Clinton was a Cabinet-level secretary who had classification authority through an executive order. This is not comparable to a rank-and-file service member in the military. But for the purpose of this fact-check, we wanted to know who was “absolutely” correct. We consulted about a dozen retired military lawyers, and here’s what we found.

Hillary Clinton and the child actor?

There's no evidence that a 15-year-old girl who asked Hillary Clinton a question during a Town Hall event was a "hired" child actor who was "planted" in the audience.

Mike Pence, abortion, and funerals for miscarried fetuses

The measure, which concerned the disposal of fetal remains, was part of a bigger anti-abortion law passed by state legislators in March 2016.

Fired Over VA Wait Times

Speaking at a CNN town hall about the military, President Barack Obama suggested that his administration "fired a whole bunch of people who were in charge of some of these facilities" involved in the wait-times scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs. That's not the case.

Tim Kaine's no-pray zone?

Several Virginia state troopers resigned as volunteer chaplains in 2008 because of a departmental rule requiring that prayers at public events be nondenominational, but no one was fired.

How similar is Hillary Clinton's case to Kristian Saucier's?

An exchange during the vice presidential debate led to renewed comparisons between Hillary Clinton and jailed Navy sailor Kristian Saucier.

Loretta Sanchez didn't exactly say 20% of Muslims were 'inclined to commit violence'

During tonight's debate, state Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said Rep. Loretta Sanchez had undercut the war on the Islamic State with her comments about Muslims.

Clinton, Kaine airbrush out inconvenient details about U.S. troop departure from Iraq

For two debates in a row, participants have argued over an obscure document known as the status of forces agreement (SOFA), which addresses whether a country has criminal jurisdiction over U.S. personnel. The United States has signed more than 100 such agreements, but a lapsed one in Iraq has loomed in importance. Republicans charge that the Obama administration’s failure to obtain one after 2011 led to the departure of U.S. troops. Democrats assert the timetable was set by George W. Bush, and so, in effect, the administration’s hands were tied. Let’s sort out what really happened.

Kaine, Pence debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence met Tuesday for the first and only vice presidential debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the evening analyzing their claims. The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, rating them true; mostly true; true, but misleading; false; or it's complicated.

Vice presidential debate - live fact checking

A closer look at some of the claims in the debate.

AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate

Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts.

Fact-checking the VP debate

Enter Fact Check 2016: A daily blog that will dig into the facts, falsehoods, and half-truths behind the candidates' own words.

FactChecking the VP Debate

The vice presidential candidates got their one chance to debate, and it was a fact-checking bonanza.

AP FACT CHECK: Kaine on Immigration

Hillary Clinton's immigration plan is certainly similar to a bill signed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986. But Clinton's proposal would offer a path to citizenship for immigrants living in the country illegally and would have far broader impact.

Fact-checking the vice presidential debate between Kaine and Pence

Democratic vice-presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and his challenger, Republican and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence debated Oct. 4 at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. Here is a roundup of 25 suspicious or interesting claims that were made.

Fact-checking the VP debate

Reporters for The New York Times fact-checked the statements made by Senator Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence during Tuesday’s vice-presidential debate.

AP Fact Check: Iran

A claim from the vice presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, and how it stacks up with the facts.

FACT CHECK: Vice Presidential Debate

Vice presidential candidates Tim Kaine and Mike Pence debated Tuesday night in their only official matchup of the election season. NPR's politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, live annotated the debate.

VP Debate Fact-Check: How Mike Pence and Tim Kaine Stack Up

Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine tonight met for the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2016 campaign, where they worked to defend the records of their running mates -– Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The debate, which was moderated by Elaine Quijano of CBS News and took place at Longwood University in Farmville, Va., showed the veteran politicians know how to mix it up as tackled issues facing the presidential hopefuls. But were they always telling the truth? How often were they spinning the facts when defending why voters should support their ticket in November? ABC News fact-checked some of the most noteworthy claims made in the debate