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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.

Fact-checking the Aug. 3 news shows

After fretting about the spread of the Ebola virus, the Sunday shows returned to their normal script: Refereeing  arguments between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled House.

By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 5:53 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday, Aug. 3 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 1st, 2014 at 9:41 a.m.

Dissecting the impeachment talk on MSNBC, Fox News

Nate Silver posted an interesting look at how the cable networks are handling the impeachment talk in Washington. We decided to dig into the numbers ourselves.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Thursday, July 31st, 2014 at 1:42 p.m.

What we know about the alleged transcript of Obama and Netanyahu call

The world is buzzing with the leak of an alleged transcript between U.S. President Barack Obama and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. But we warn you: Proceed with caution.

By Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 4:15 p.m.

Fact-checking the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg, Aaron Sharockman :: Published on Sunday, July 27th, 2014 at 5:07 p.m.

Your guide to the Sunday, July 27 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, July 25th, 2014 at 11:12 a.m.

Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.  

By Lauren Carroll, Jon Greenberg, Derek Tsang :: Published on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 1:03 p.m.

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