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Jon Greenberg

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Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PunditFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Jon Greenberg

Compared to President Obama, "President Reagan rushed home from Santa Barbara vacation, from the Reagan ranch when the Korean jetliner was shot out of the air by the Russians."

In Syria, "we struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out."  

"More than 50 percent of immigrants from (El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras) use at least one major welfare program once they get here."

"North Korea is telling its people that their men’s national team is in the World Cup final."

"Radio Marti and TV Marti have spent more than $500 million to reach less than 1 percent of the Cuban population."  

Children are crossing the border because President Barack Obama said "if you come, you’re going to be able to stay, because we’re not going to enforce the law."

An image of nine white, blond women shows "the amazing diversity of Fox News anchors."

The Obama administration estimates the number of children at the border is "going to increase to 150,000 to 200,000 next year."

"Obama regime planned the influx of illegal alien children at the border."

"The nearly six-year delay in approving Keystone is costing Americans more than 100,000 jobs."

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PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Fact-checking claims about the current immigration crisis

The influx of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border is pushing border security officials to their limits and putting pressure on President Barack Obama and Congress to take some sort of action. PunditFact has been fact-checking the claims of pundits who have been scrambling both to provide context for this surge of children and to assign blame.

Fact-checking claims on immigration

The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has the politicians and pundits talking. We're checking the facts.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 13 news shows

Politicians and pundits discussed the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border, what the government needs to do and who is to blame.

Fact-checking the July 13 news shows

Pundits and politicians debated the situation on the southern U.S. border, what needs to be done and who is to blame.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Meet the 'zombie stat' that just won't die

70 percent of the world's poor are not women. But the claim has lived on for almost 20 years, cited by everyone from Hillary Clinton to Carly Fiorina to a UN campaign featuring Nicole Kidman. Find out where the statistic came from and why it can't be killed in our special report.

Your guide to the Sunday June 29 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.

Back to the future: Fact-checking claims about Iraq

It feels a little like 2003 lately, with Iraq in crisis and former Vice President Dick Cheney arguing for a muscular intervention to thwart the rise of violent anti-American extremists.

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