Friday, July 31st, 2015

The most recent articles on PunditFact

Sorting out the facts in Jon Stewart's last interview with Barack Obama

President Barack Obama and Jon Stewart discussed the economy, veteran homelessness and complicated relations with Iran in the president's last interview on The Daily Show with Stewart as host. Both made claims that missed some of the facts.

Fact-checking the July 26 Sunday shows

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., joins Donald Trump in attacking Hillary Clinton's personal email practices as secretary of state — while Rick Perry and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., go after Trump.

PunditFact previews the July 26 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.

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'?    

Was Trump a 'draft dodger'?

The Republican presidential candidate's disparaging remarks about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have renewed questions about Trump's Vietnam draft record.

Trump defends 'hero' comments Sunday on ABC

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump would not apologize Sunday for claiming Sen. John McCain wasn't a war hero.

PunditFact previews the July 19 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.

When did Hillary Clinton wipe clean her private email server?

A CNN correspondent says the Clinton campaign hasn't provided a clear answer to a seemingly simple question.

PunditFact previews the July 12 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.

No, undocumented immigrants are not tied to 50% of Texas murders

Also on PunditFact: 5 myths about immigration TV network scorecards

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.