Some Republican candidates have called ISIS an ‘existential’ threat. We asked foreign-policy experts and historians to explain what that means -- and whether they agree.
• Fact-checking the Iowa Democratic presidential debate
• Fact-checking what Obama said about containing ISIS
• PolitiFact Texas expands to Houston, San Antonio
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina may be the ultimate Washington insider in the Republican race for president — having spent more a third of his life in Congress.
Graham, who was first elected to Congress in 1994, is hoping to build a broad base on one positive aspect of those years of experience: his command of foreign policy. But so far that’s not showing up in the polls.
Graham’s statements have hit the Truth-O-Meter 12 times, earning two each True, Mostly True, Mostly False and False ratings and four Half True ratings. He had no statements with PolitiFact’s lowest rating Pants on Fire.
Click the headline to see a sampling of those checks.
We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.
On this Labor Day, we’re taking a look back at some of our recent fact-checks about the labor market and employment statistics.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is joining the ever-growing field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders. Here's a look back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far.
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Rick Perry, who might join Texan Ted Cruz in declaring for president, has said he's the only aspirant who's got military service under his belt.
That declaration overlooks some fellow longshots.
Today's PolitiFact Oregon Roundup includes everything from claims that billionaires George Soros and Bill and Melinda Gates are tied to the Ebola outbreak in Africa to assertions that crime in Texas' Rio Grande Valley is below that of other big-cities areas in the Lone Star State.
With some information still classified, we look at some basic facts of Sept. 11, 2012, and this week’s congressional testimony.
We check some of the worst distortions in the immigration debate.
We look at a claim about a new law on student loans and how it will affect students.
We check two statements on Sonia Sotomayor as her confirmation hearings begin.
We examine whether Sen. Lindsey Graham is right about the Geneva Conventions and alleged terrorists, and whether Newt Gingirch flip-flopped on the issue.