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The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2015

As 2016 approaches, we count down to our most popular fact-check of the past year.   • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage • What is the citizenship status of terrorist suspects in the United States? • Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's  

Our 5 most-clicked in 2015 (that weren't about Scott Walker)

These fact checks covered Democrats as well as Republicans, on taxes as diverse as taxes and foreign kings. Also: Our top Scott Walker factchecks from 2015

A look back at Lie of the Year

We’ve been naming the most significant falsehood of the year since 2009.

Ted Cruz's boys showering with girls claim False, but transgender student rights are unsettled

Texan Ted Cruz was incorrect, we concluded, when he said the federal government has been trying to force schools to let boys shower with little girls.   But it’s also the case that how an anti-discrimination law applies to transgender students continues to be debated and fought out in court.

Reader mailbag: Jeb Bush's 'statement is logically 'false,' the opposite of true!'

PolitiFact readers sound off on our fact-checks of statements by Jeb Bush about refugees and President Barack Obama about fish swimming in Miami streets  

Not so: Donald Trump's claim that Barack Obama plans to import 250,000 Syrian refugees

Donald Trump, in Texas, said Barack Obama has big plans for Syrian refugees.   But Trump’s declaration the president wants to import 250,000 Syrian refugees lacks factual standing.   See all of Donald Trump’s Pants on Fire statements.   See Trump’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Our 5 most-read fact-checks from November

Here’s an early gift for you this holiday season: Our five most popular articles from November.   •  Yes, Donald Trump, Chevys are a rare sight in Japan, but why?   •  Mailbag: Readers call out our recent turkeys

Barack Obama hasn't said “radical Islamic terrorism”

Per Ted Cruz, Barack Obama won’t say a certain term. "President Obama will not identify, he literally will not utter the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism,’" Cruz recently said, "and as matter of policy, nobody in the administration will say the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’"   That’s True, PolitiFact Virginia concluded.   See Ted Cruz’s full Truth-O-Meter report card.

Ahead of the Milwaukee debate, a look at the candidates on the Truth-O-Meter

Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.

A look back at the battle over Keystone XL

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced his decision to reject a key permit for the cross-border oil pipeline that had been a bone of contention for the better part of a decade. Here, we review some of our past fact-checks on Keystone XL.   • PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

Examining some of Scott Walker's campaign missteps

We take a closer look at key moments that were viewed as gaffes during his presidential run.   Also: Our most-clicked items from Walker's run

Jobs fact-checks for Labor Day

On this Labor Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our recent fact-checks about the labor market and employment statistics.

We're turning 5. A look at our most-clicked over 5 years

We review our items that got the most page-views since we launched five years ago.   In Context: What Scott Walker said about a wall with Canada

Fact-checking claims on climate change

President Barack Obama traveled to Alaska this week to highlight the impact of climate change. We look at a few claims about Obama's hypocrisy on the issue and by Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a noted climate skeptic. 

10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we looked at President Barack Obama's campaign promises centered on the city of New Orleans. This special report is presented in conjunction with The Lens, a New Orleans-based public-interest newsroom.

Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917

We look into the history and evolution of a talking point -- the claim that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships now than it has at any time since World War I.  

Half-truths in the White House half-staff flag controversy

Outraged memes and headlines suggest President Barack Obama flew the White House flag at half-mast to mourn Whitney Houston but didn't do the same for the five servicemen murdered in Chattanooga, Tenn.    Was Donald Trump a 'draft dodger'?    

How do Barack Obama's criminal justice claims stack up?

As part of his agenda to reform the U.S. criminal justice system, President Barack Obama made some data-driven claims in a speech at the NAACP's national convention.

Factchecking Scott Walker's presidential announcement

In Monday's announcement speech, Wisconsin's Republican governor touched on several claims that we've reviewed before.   Our speech preview: More Walker factchecks