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.
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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
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.
Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.
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)
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.
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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'?
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.
In Monday's announcement speech, Wisconsin's Republican governor touched on several claims that we've reviewed before. Our speech preview: More Walker factchecks
With the Republican Wisconsin governor poised to announce for president, we analyze his campaign through the lens of his record on the Truth-O-Meter and the Flip-O-Meter.
Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.
Many readers were critical of our analysis of a claim by President Barack Obama on gun violence in America, plus other recent feedback on our fact-checks.
After a gunman shot and killed defenseless worshippers, President Barack Obama made a couple statements touching off the Truth-O-Meter. Obama said the day after: "Now is the time for mourning and for healing. But let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency." Separately, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." Obama's comments, checked by PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., came out MOSTLY FALSE and MOSTLY TRUE, respectively.
They're relatively rare. But the statements we rate True are an interesting lot. Here are 10 of them.