Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Kellyanne Conway’s claim of a ‘Bowling Green Massacre’

In defending President Trump’s executive order temporarily banning refugees, immigrants and citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries, Conway referred to something that didn’t happen — the “Bowling Green massacre.” (She also incorrectly said that Obama “banned” Iraqi refugees, which we have previously fact-checked as false.) Conway was on her way to a Four-Pinocchio rating when, about an hour and a half after The Fact Checker sent her a query about her remarks, she tweeted that she meant to say “Bowling Green terrorists.”

Sanders and Pruitt Rumble Over Earthquakes

Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that "the cause of" the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma "is fracking." But it's more complicated than that.

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#4)

Welcome to the fourth installment of Fact Checker’s series highlighting what President Trump got wrong on Twitter in a given week.

Planned Parenthood and the Democrats

The president of Planned Parenthood says the group is willing to talk to Republicans about their threats to cut off federal funding “because [at] Planned Parenthood, we’re nonpartisan.” In fact, the group’s PAC gave 98 percent of its contributions in the 2016 election to Democrats.

Ted Cruz on SCOTUS Vacancies

Sen. Ted Cruz said that "it has been 80 years since the Senate confirmed any judicial vacancy for the Supreme Court that occurred during a presidential election." He's (almost) right, but his claim lacks context.

Alabama congressman’s unsupported claim that Democrats rigged voting machines in his election

While expressing support for the Trump administration’s plans to investigate potential voter fraud in the 2016 election, an Alabama congressman offered a stunning claim: Democrats rigged 11 of 45 voting machine in his first election to the state legislature in 1982.

Did President Donald Trump Sign an Executive Order on Climate Change?

A story appearing to report that Trump planned a 20 percent cut in U.S. carbon emissions by 2022 was completely fabricated.

Did a Study Show That Hillary Clinton Received More Than 800,000 Votes from Non-Citizens in the 2016 Election?

Trump supporters claim an academic study shows proof of hundreds of thousands of illegitimate votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election.

Fact Check: Hogan's State of the State

Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan noted numerous achievements in his State of the State address on Wednesday. Was it all true?

Pelosi’s False ‘Wall Street’ Denial

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a nationally televised town meeting on Jan. 31: "No, we [Democrats] don't get much support from Wall Street." That's not so.

Senate Democrats’ misleading language on a 60-vote ‘standard’ for Supreme Court nominees

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer gets kudos for quickly correcting a whopper of a claim, but the “standard” language is still misleading.

Facts on Trump’s Immigration Order

We answer some questions about President Trump's immigration order and its impact, and review the available data on foreign-born individuals convicted in terrorist cases in the U.S.

Did President Trump's Immigration Executive Order Lead to the Capture of an Islamic State Leader?

No, President Trump's immigration order did not result in the capture of "Rasheed Muhammed" at John F. Kennedy Airport.

No Deadly Terrorist Attacks by People from Countries Included in Foreign Entry Restriction?

A chart purportedly documents that no foreign national from any of seven countries included in a January 2017 executive order has killed any American citizens in the U.S. since 1975.

Trump’s claim that he did ‘substantially’ better with blacks than other GOP presidential candidates

Trump is kidding himself if he thinks he did substantially better with African American voters. Perhaps he should be pleased he did not do worse, given some of his incendiary rhetoric. But it’s not anything to brag about.

Does President Donald Trump's 'Muslim Ban' Exclude Countries Where He Has Businesses?

The president had admitted to having "a little conflict of interest" because of a licensing deal in Turkey, but it is not clear whether the countries listed in his immigration executive order were affected by his business interests.

Does Arizona rank last in teacher pay?

Where does Arizona stand in state rankings based on the median salary for teachers?

Spin Aside, Trump's National Security Council Has A Very Big Change

"The makeup of the Principals Committee from 2017 is exactly as it was in both 2017 as it was in 2001," White House press secretary Sean Spicer boasted, brandishing the texts in both hands. "100 percent identical, except we add the word also." But that's not true.

Paul Ryan’s claim that ‘more and more doctors just won’t take Medicaid’

If new information emerges, we will update this fact-check. But there is not enough data available to support Ryan’s claim.

Did Obama choose the seven countries in travel pause?

President Trump's defenders maintained his January 2017 executive action on immigration and asylum targeted countries named by the Obama administration in 2015.