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Fact-checking the Aug. 31 news shows

President Barack Obama said last week the United States doesn't yet have a military strategy to deal with the Islamic State. So pundits made some suggestions.

By Steve Contorno, Linda Qiu, Katie Sanders :: Published on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 5:56 p.m.

Sunday news show preview for Aug. 31

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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 list is updated as shows announce their guests.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Friday, August 29th, 2014 at 3:30 p.m.

The VA story the networks didn't cover this week

Back in May, anyone who tuned in to almost any news show was guaranteed to hear about administrative delays that caused the deaths of 40 veterans at a VA hospital in Phoenix. A significant development in that story happened this week, but you likely missed it.

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Thursday, August 28th, 2014 at 9:31 a.m.

Fact-checking claims about race after Ferguson shooting

The shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer has led to a broader discussion of race in America. PunditFact has recently fact-checked several claims centering on race.  

By Jon Greenberg, Linda Qiu, Katie Sanders, Derek Tsang :: Published on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 at 9:54 a.m.

Fact-checking the Aug. 24 news shows

A pundit claimed Sunday that President Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq. We decided to see if that was true.

By Linda Qiu, Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, August 24th, 2014 at 5:20 p.m.

Sunday news show preview

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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 list is updated as shows announce their guests.  

By Jon Greenberg :: Published on Friday, August 22nd, 2014 at 4:20 p.m.

When the U.S. goes to war, TV networks call on the warheads

A group of military analysts decipher U.S. military analysts for TV viewers, but who exactly are they? PunditFact wanted to find out.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Thursday, August 21st, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

Fact-checking Ferguson

The killing of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer in a St. Louis suburb is raising questions about the makeup of the police department and its response to the Aug. 9 shooting.  

By Katie Sanders, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 10:30 a.m.

Did Ferguson police officer fail to call in shooting?

That's the claim by actor Jesse Williams. We reviewed the evidence and found a murky picture.

By Steve Contorno :: Published on Sunday, August 17th, 2014 at 5:37 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 17 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 15th, 2014 at 12:06 p.m.

The Internet's overreach on the Ebola outbreak

As the Ebola outbreak grows in Africa, misinformation about the epidemic is spreading about the crisis here in America.  

By Jon Greenberg, Katie Sanders :: Published on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 11:47 a.m.

Fact-checking the Aug. 10 news shows

The Sunday shows debated President Barack Obama's decision to conduct airstrikes in Iraq.

By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, August 10th, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 10 news shows

Every Friday PunditFact gives you the first look at the 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.

By Katie Sanders :: Published on Friday, August 8th, 2014 at 10:55 a.m.

Fact-checking claims about Africa

Amid ongoing concerns over the Ebola crisis in West Africa and Boko Haram’s latest attacks in Nigeria, the inaugural business summit between the leaders of the U.S. and dozens of African nations wrapped up this week. We fact-checked two claims about Africa.

By Linda Qiu :: Published on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 6:09 p.m.

Fact-checking claims about Israel and Gaza

The minute-by-minute changes in the developments in Israel and Gaza make it difficult for fact-checkers to keep things straight. ​But since the escalation in violence began last month, PunditFact has been able to examine a few of the claims central to the conflict.  

By Aaron Sharockman, Derek Tsang :: Published on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.

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