Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

All stories featuring Donald Trump

Trump: Voter polls show U.S. support for abortion "down a little bit"

Donald Trump--speaking before the U.S. Supreme Court acted on a Texas challenge to abortion clinic restrictions put in motion by lawmakers in 2013--said polls show U.S. support for a woman's right to choose an abortion "is going down a little bit."   PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. found otherwise.   See our separate look into the number of Texas abortion clinics here.

Jeb! Trump too; fresh presidential candidates and the Truth-O-Meter

Jeb! (Think of letters saved if everyone ran solely by their first name and an exclamation point).   And, in case you missed it, Donald Trump.   As speedily tracked by PolitiFact Florida and PolitiFact National, the field of Republicans aspiring presidential grew by those two last week. Here's your chance to see how each one has fared on the Truth-O-Meter.   SEE JEB BUSH'S TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD HERE. SEE DONALD TRUMP'S TRUTH-O-METER HISTORY HERE.  

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

Call the doctor! Truthiness in critical condition

Truthiness was in critical condition at PolitiFact Georgia last week. Our team published three fact checks in a row on health care. The first from presidential hopeful Herman Cain on CT scans flat-lined. One by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia on Internal Revenue Service agents and the health care overhaul was DOA. Another by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius about hospital care survived and is in good condition. Even on issues outside of health care, truthiness looked at least a little bit puny. A claim by Donald Trump that the U.S. no longer builds bridges needed major surgery, as did a statement by MARTA’s chairman that the transit system is getting safer. Want to comment on our findings? Hit the "like" button on our Facebook page to join the discussion. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Fact-checking CPAC

We fact-check speeches from the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington.