Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Fact Checking Vladimir Putin’s speech on Crimea

A selection of statements by the Russian president is highly deficient and based on slim facts.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Obama Mixing and Matching Insurance Stats

President Obama jumbled his facts when asked about "skyrocketing" premiums for people who get insurance through work.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

GOP lawmaker was for ‘Wall Street bailout’ before he was against it

A look at seemingly contradictory claims about the voting record of Sen. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho.

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Boehner’s claim that health-care law has resulted in a ‘net loss’ of people with health insurance

The starkest claim yet about the purported failure of Obamacare.

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Misleading Abortion Attack in Michigan

A TV ad in a Michigan primary says Republican Rep. Justin Amash "voted to allow gender-selection abortions." But the ad ignores Amash’s anti-abortion position and his reasons for voting against this particular bill.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

What SeaWorld Must Pay San Diego

A closer look at SeaWorld's deal with San Diego to rent 172 acres of land and roughly 18 acres of water in the city-owned Mission Bay Park.

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Flashback: Al Gore's "claim" that he invented the Internet

The 25h anniversary of the World Wide Web is prompting renewed interest in the claim that former Vice President Al Gore once claimed he "invented" the Internet.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Are Hawaii Electric Rates Up 50 Percent Since 2009?

It’s no secret that electricity in Hawaii is expensive. But how expensive?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Sparring over "amnesty" in Arizona

Arizona state Rep. Adam Kwasman, R-Oro Valley, wrote in a Facebook post on Jan. 31, 2014, that his primary opponent, state House Speaker Andy Tobin, R-Paulden, supports giving amnesty to people who are living in the United States illegally. Is that correct?

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

A Rare Mayoral Launch Pad in San Diego

Stepping stones to political power aren’t always the most obvious ones.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The Democrats’ claim that the GOP ‘underperformed’ on its way to victory

We understand that politics often requires making lemonade out of lemons, especially when you lose. But this claim goes too far.

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Did a former Czech president write an editorial critical of Barack Obama?

An editorial reportedly penned by former Czech president Vaclav Klaus criticizes those who voted for Barack Obama. Is it real?

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Update: Julia Boonstra’s claim about her Obamacare plan now gets Three Pinocchios

New information about an anti-Obamacare ad prompts a re-rating.

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

FactChecking Sarah Palin at CPAC

Sarah Palin told her fellow conservatives at CPAC that "there are more uninsured today than when Obama began all of this," referring to the Affordable Care Act. But there is no evidence of that.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Dueling gubernatorial ads in Wisconsin

Checking claims by Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Mary Burke.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Hagel’s claim that it was ‘Congress’ decision on sequestration’

The poor sequester is such an orphan. No one really likes to claim parentage, least of all the Obama administration. So there was Defense Secretary Hagel, defending the 2015 military budget while blaming Congress for the sequester.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Pipeline Primer

The Keystone XL project: We examine the facts about jobs, spills, climate change and gasoline prices.

Monday, March 10th, 2014

A story too good to check: Paul Ryan and the story of the brown paper bag

A poignant tale -- that isn't exactly what it seems.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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