Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Tuesday night's Republican debate focused on economic issues. NPR reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

FactChecking GOP Economic Debate

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps.

CNN's Reality Check team vets the candidates' claims

The Republican candidates for president gathered in Milwaukee for their fourth debate Tuesday, and CNN's Reality Check team spent the night putting their statements and assertions to the test.

GOP debate fact check: Was Marco Rubio right about welders vs. philosophers?

In Republican debate, flubs and funny numbers

The fourth Republican presidential debate was thick on economic policy — and with that came a variety of flubs and funny numbers.

Fact Check: The Fourth Republican Debate

We fact checked the candidates in the Republican debate in Milwaukee.

Fact checking the fourth round of GOP debates

Not every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following is a list of 15 suspicious or interesting claims.

Ben Carson's painting with Jesus

It's real.

A fraudulent quote on Marco Rubio, rape and abortion

GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio did not say rape victims belong in custody if it's suspected they're considering abortions.

Checking Sanders' $2 million ad campaign

As Bernie Sanders prepares for the Iowa Caucuses, he's releasing a $2 million ad campaign in Iowa and New Hampshire. The new ad began airing last week. It showcases Sanders as a successful mayor, representative, and senator determined to fight for lower and middle class Americans. News 8 put Sanders to the test.

VA secretary misstates the number of wait-time manipulation disciplinary actions — again

His misstating of wait-time manipulation figures is akin to bragging to P&G shareholders about the earnings for Crest toothpaste — without mentioning that fact that you are also including the earnings for Scope mouthwash and Vicks cough and cold products. It’s simply false and misleading.

FactChecking the MSNBC Democratic Forum

The Democratic presidential candidates were interviewed by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in a Nov. 6 forum. And they stretched the facts on a few topics.

Hillary Clinton’s claim that 90 percent of her emails were ‘in the system’

A number of readers have asked questions about Clinton’s assertion that 90 to 95 percent of the e-mails were in the State Department system.

CAIR not on US terror watch list

Is the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the United States' terrorism watch list?

Pipeline’s actual impact on environment, economy under debate

Energy analysts say what was missing in the seven-year struggle over the Keystone XL pipeline was an accurate accounting of the project’s impact on the environment or the economy.

DEA Chief Wrong on Medical Marijuana

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Administration claimed that smoking marijuana has "never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine." That's false: though information is limited on the topic, several studies have found smoked marijuana has medical benefits and mostly mild side effects.

Ben Carson admits fabricating West Point scholarship

Ben Carson’s campaign on Friday admitted, in a response to an inquiry from Politico, that a central point in his inspirational personal story was fabricated: his application and acceptance into the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

Here’s why the Marco Rubio’s corporate card saga isn’t really a scandal

Based on the information released so far, a mountain’s been made out of molehill, by the media and Rubio’s opponents.

Ben Carson’s absurd notion that the Founding Fathers had ‘no elected office experience’

“Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience,” Carson said. That's wrong.

Congress: Hardly working?

Although House members are only scheduled to be in session for 110 days in 2016, that does not mean they will not be working on the other 255 days of the year.