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.
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps.
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.
The fourth Republican presidential debate was thick on economic policy — and with that came a variety of flubs and funny numbers.
We fact checked the candidates in the Republican debate in Milwaukee.
Not every candidate uttered facts that are easily fact checked, but following is a list of 15 suspicious or interesting claims.
GOP presidential candidate Marco Rubio did not say rape victims belong in custody if it's suspected they're considering abortions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is the Council on American-Islamic Relations on the United States' terrorism watch list?
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.
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’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.
Based on the information released so far, a mountain’s been made out of molehill, by the media and Rubio’s opponents.
“Every signer of the Declaration of Independence had no elected office experience,” Carson said. That's wrong.
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.