Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The most recent articles on PunditFact

5 myths about immigration

PolitiFact and PunditFact have published more than 400 fact-checks dealing with immigration since 2007. Here are five myths about the hot-topic issue.

Fuzzy math: Fox News tweet says U.S. spends penny a day fighting ISIS

The tweet quoted Eric Bolling, but Bolling's own network butchered his point. Read how.

Fact-checking the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

A stat about sex that might shock you

Comedian Aziz Ansari isn't joking when he drops this stat about sex in Japan.

Deflategate and the limits of science

When the New England Patriots were caught playing with underinflated footballs, everyone ran to the physicists for answers. Turns out, when we messy humans are involved, science only gets you so far. Tom Brady's appeal is scheduled for Tuesday.

Fact-checking claims about the South Carolina Confederate battle flag

The Confederate battle flag still flies on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. 

PunditFact previews the June 21 news shows

Presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Rick Perry discussed the situation in Charleston, S.C.

PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

The Supreme Court could gut President Barack Obama’s signature health care law over four simple words, "established by the state." What does it mean? Our PolitiFact Sheet on King vs. Burwell explains. Fact-checking Donald Trump

Fact-checking the June 14 news shows

Hillary Clinton's position on trade has dogged her, but her campaign chairman says her position is clear. 

PunditFact previews the June 14 Sunday shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

The backstory behind Diane Rehm's question to Bernie Sanders on dual Israeli citizenship

Listeners were surprised to hear public radio host Diane Rehm ask Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders whether he was a dual citizen of the United States and Israel.

Today's scary stat: 47% of Americans say they can't afford an unexpected $400 expense

The economic struggles of ordinary Americans are getting a good airing this presidential season and a statistical finding from the Federal Reserve provides ammunition for a candidate in either party who wants to make the case that too many people have been left behind.

Fact-checking the June 7 Sunday shows

Lincoln Chafee wants the metric system. Did Ronald Reagan?

PunditFact previews the June 7 Sunday shows

Every Friday, PunditFact gives you the first look at guests on the Sunday news shows. On Sunday, we see if what they said is true. You can read how they fared here or weekly in the Daily Beast.

Al Sharpton hypes 3-week-old (Mostly False) info on Texas' 'scarlet letter' bill

MSNBC host Al Sharpton accused Texas Republicans of trying to slap a "scarlet letter" on people who use private health insurance under Obamacare.