Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Trump’s ‘evidence’ for Obama wiretap claims relies on sketchy, anonymously-sourced reports

President Trump’s explosive allegation that former president Barack Obama wiretapped him is based on — what?

Is President Trump Sending $4,000 to People Over 65?

Reports that President Trump is sending thousands of dollars to individuals as compensation for hardship endured during the Obama administration are fake news.

FDA didn't warn about rat-meat chicken wings

U.S. officials didn't seize thousands of pounds of imported rat meat prior to the Super Bowl and they never issued a warning saying restaurants and food stores could be selling it as chicken wings, despite reports shared widely on multiple websites.

Precision in Climate Science

A number of President Trump's cabinet members have said that scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. That's not accurate.

Former Clinton Volunteer Loses Job After Navy SEAL Widow Tweet

Dan Grilo was terminated from his job at a Chicago consulting firm after issuing a disparaging tweet about Navy SEAL widow Carryn Owens.

Did Whoopi Goldberg Say 'Military Widows Love Their 15 Minutes in the Spotlight?'

Reports that the 'The View' host disparaged Gold Star widows as publicity seekers originated as fake news.

US military not as threadbare as Trump says

President Donald Trump painted an overly bleak picture of the condition of the armed forces Thursday as he made his case for military expansion. A look at some of his statements from the Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion aircraft carrier being built in Newport News, Virginia:

McCaskill Wrong About Contacts With Russian

Sen. Claire McCaskill was one of many Democrats taking umbrage at the revelation that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had twice met with the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during last year's presidential campaign, during a furor over that country's alleged interference in the election, and misled his colleagues about it during his confirmation hearing. But the Missouri lawmaker went too far when she said she'd had no similar contacts in the decade that she'd been, like Sessions, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Tom Perez’s claim that Trump wants to ‘eliminate overtime pay’

Perez, a former labor secretary, said that Trump “wants to eliminate overtime pay for people,” and that Trump nominated someone “who wants to gut overtime pay” to head the Labor Department. Is this correct?

Did Sessions ‘Lie’?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions "lied under oath" about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign. Sessions says that, in context, his comments were "honest and correct as I understood it at the time."

Dems Stood for Widow’s Ovation

Q: During President Trump’s address to Congress, did top Democrats remain seated during a standing ovation for a Navy SEAL’s widow? A: No.

McCaskill’s Russian Flub

Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. She then wrongly said she had "no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever."

Pelosi’s claim that Bill Clinton was impeached for ‘something so far less’ than Jeff Sessions

In calling for an investigation into the veracity of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s comments to Congress, Pelosi claimed Congress impeached former president Bill Clinton “for something far less” than what Sessions had done.

No Stimulus Check

Q: Is President Trump giving $612 to all working Americans and their families? A: No.

Senator McCaskill’s misfired tweet on contacts with the Russian ambassador

Sen. Claire McCaskill jumped on The Washington Post report that Attorney General Jeff Sessions in 2016 had met twice with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, including once in his Senate office, when Sessions was a key adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. But now some of her earlier tweets have undermined that claim.

Trump touts clean air and water while trying to kill air, water rules

Fact-checking and context for President Donald Trump's address to Congress.

Fact Check: Trump and Military Spending

President Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday was more tempered in tone and less laden with inaccuracies than many of his previous remarks. Until he went off script.

Trump’s fishy suggestion that nearly 20 million are paying an Obamacare penalty

The number really does not show what Trump claims it does.

Trump’s claim that Waters of the United States rule cost ‘hundreds of thousands’ of jobs

During his remarks signing the executive order, Trump made a handful of suspicious claims, including that the rule has cost “hundreds of thousands” of jobs. We looked into that claim and others he made about the rule.

Did Democrats Refuse to Stand for a Navy SEAL's Widow?

An unrelated image of Keith Ellison and Debbie Wasserman Schultz was apparently used to claim Democrats refused to honor a Navy SEAL's widow during a presidential speech.