Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Police Shootings Not at a Record Level

Donald Trump wrongly said that "they’re shooting our police at record levels." The record for police firearm deaths, and deaths of officers overall, in recent decades was set in the 1970s.

Trump’s Revised 9/11 Claim

Donald Trump said that a reporter was "trying to change his story" after writing an article that Trump said supported the discredited claim that Trump watched "thousands and thousands" of people in New Jersey celebrate the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Trump's Iranian Propaganda Video a Concoction

Donald Trump is dramatically describing a video that he says shows the U.S. paying off Iran as part of a deal to release U.S. sailors from Iranian custody. There's no evidence such a tape exists.

Trump off base on Clinton and $400 million Iran payment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was responsible for negotiations that led to a $400 million U.S. payment to Iran. Reacting to a Wall Street Journal story published Wednesday that described the delivery of the cash to Tehran in January, Trump accused Clinton on Twitter of having opened talks to give Iran the money.

Kaine vs. Pence on Unemployment

Donald Trump ignores prevailing economic trends when he notes that when Tim Kaine was governor of Virginia "unemployment doubled" while under Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana has seen "great job growth."

Trump’s claim that McCain has ‘not done a good job’ for veterans

We explored McCain’s voting record on veterans issues to see how much merit this claim has. Has McCain “not done a good job” for the veterans?

False GOP Theme: ‘Unvetted’ Refugees

A common Republican falsehood -- a claim that Syrian refugees being admitted to the U.S. are "unvetted" -- is beginning to infect campaign TV ads. All refugees seeking to enter the U.S. go through a screening process, with special measures for those from Syria.

Hillary Clinton’s speech hits Trump’s debts and stance on public lands

After Hillary Clinton spoke Wednesday in Commerce City, The Denver Post examined two of the claims she made in her remarks: one dealing with public lands, the other with Donald Trump’s history of bankruptcy.

Trump’s absurd charge that Clinton raised $60 million in July from just 20 people

We have puzzled and puzzled over these remarks until our puzzler was sore.

Did Obama Bribe Iran $400 Million to Release U.S. Prisoners?

Rumors and accusations flew about a January 2016 payout to Iran, which coincided with a carefully negotiated prisoner exchange.

Trump off Base on Clinton and Iran Payment

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was responsible for negotiations that led to a $400 million U.S. payment to Iran. Reacting to a Wall Street Journal story published Wednesday that described the delivery of the cash to Tehran in January, Trump accused Clinton on Twitter of having opened talks to give Iran the money. Trump expanded on his remarks later, saying the money was a ransom payment for four Americans detained in Iran, that Iran released a video of the cash being unloaded from a plane in Tehran and that Iran only released a group of U.S. sailors it had captured in the Persian Gulf because it was about to be paid. These claims range from the incorrect to the unsupported.

Trump’s false claim that Clinton ‘started the talks’ to give $400 million to Iran

Trump is completely off-base about Clinton’s involvement.

Checking a 'voter fraud' meme

A list of instances supposedly proving voter fraud in the 2012 U.S. presidential election only demonstrates that some people are really bad at math.

Is Khizr Khan a Muslim Brotherhood Agent?

After Khizr Khan's emotional DNC speech, rumors were circulated claiming the father of a fallen U.S. soldier is a Muslim Brotherhood operative.

Ad labels Ward soft on terrorism

Kelli Ward, Sen. John McCain’s leading challenger in his Republican Senate primary, has come under relentless fire from an outside group that's labeled her as soft on terrorism.

Fact-check: Donald Trump gets a lot wrong on Ukraine

Donald Trump is trying to claw back a string of inaccurate comments about Ukraine, but he's yet to get it right.

A guide to all of Donald Trump’s flip-flops on the minimum wage

The folly of fact-checking Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s stances on policy proposals is that he believes “you need flexibility” and “everything is negotiable.”

Trump’s Faulty ‘Rigged’ Reasoning

Donald Trump said he’s worried about a “rigged” general election, citing “precincts where there were practically nobody voting for the Republican” in 2012. Voting experts said such outcomes in certain urban districts were entirely plausible given the demographics.

Donald Trump’s revisionist history of mocking a disabled reporter

This is a very long quote, but we wanted to provide a flavor of Donald Trump’s strange revisionist history regarding his mocking of a disabled reporter.

Trump Misfires on Debate Claim

Donald Trump made the baseless accusation that the Hillary Clinton campaign was plotting to schedule two of three presidential debates on nights with NFL football games. The dates were set by the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates last September.