Sunday, May 24th, 2015

The most recent articles on PunditFact

Fact-checking claims about pay gaps in Clinton's Senate office, Obama's White House

Hillary Clinton touts herself as a champion for women and equal pay, but Republican commentators are challenging that narrative by pointing to the payroll of her U.S. Senate staff.

Fact-checking claims about Amtrak funding

There's a lot of blame going around about why Amtrak isn't up-to-date on the latest safety features. We found a complicated situation that turns on several important factors.   Fact-checking the May 17 Sunday shows

Fact-checking the May 17 news shows

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates discussed the state of the American economy Sunday, arguing that business leaders don’t need lower tax rates in the way Republicans have claimed.

PunditFact previews the May 17 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.

Fox News, Barack Obama and their ‘lazy’ back-and-forth

Fox Business News Stuart Varney challenged President Barack Obama's claim that Fox has depicted people on food stamps as lazy.

Fact-checking the May 10 Sunday shows

A trio of Republican presidential hopefuls officially entered the 2016 race last week, which meant a requisite trip to the Sunday news shows.

PunditFact previews the May 10 news 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.

Did the Clinton Foundation keep its promises? A PunditFact scorecard

The Clinton Foundation signed an agreement in 2008 to avoid conflicts of interest while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. Our scorecard tracks whether the foundation lived up to its end of the deal.

What Bill Clinton said in 2012 about not taking foreign donations

A 2012 Q&A session between Bill Clinton and Ashley Judd has surfaced as evidence in the case against the Clinton Foundation and its acceptance of foreign donations while Hillary Clinton served as secretary of state.

The truth about that Mayweather-Pacquiao GDP statistic

Announcers claimed the big fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao generated more revenue than the yearly GDP of 29 countries. 

PunditFact previews the May 3 news show

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.

Why bloggers, Rush Limbaugh ran with the phony story about Harry Reid

A Nevada man tells a big lie about Harry Reid to see if partisan media will fall for it. It works. A few weeks later, he comes clean to a newspaper that he made it up to prove a point, earning him praise and criticism. What's on the Sunday shows

Fact-checking the April 26 shows, 'Clinton Cash'

A new book examining donations to the Clinton Foundation had the Sunday shows talking.

PunditFact previews the April 26 news show

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.

Checking in on our TV network scorecards

The rating for more accurate claims moves down slightly on CNN, while the percentage of inaccurate claims on Fox and MSNBC is unchanged.