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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

"The president referred to the Syrian opposition just a few months ago as pharmacists and doctors, and so on."  

"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."  

Says in Tripoli, "jihadists today swim in our embassy pool."

Says on contraception, his plan is "cheaper and easier for you" than Sen. Mark Udall’s

Says his comment about extremists being a JV team "wasn’t specifically referring to" Islamic State.

Says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen’s "wealth has surged while in public office."

The United States had "allies lined up" for air strikes in Syria and then Obama "pulled the rug out."

"Cory Gardner is sponsoring a bill to ban all abortions right now."

"The United States is the only industrialized country that does not guarantee paid time off to care for a new child."

"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."

Recent stories from Steve Contorno
PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed President Barack Obama's plan to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, as well as the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case.

Fact-checking the Sept. 14 news shows

Pundits discussed the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice investigation and the options to defeat the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

The Colorado U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

From birth control and personhood to immigration and the Keystone pipeline, we review our fact-checks in the Colorado Senate race so far.

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.

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.

The audacity of taupe: Obama's suit switch surprises

President Barack Obama showed up in the White House press room Thursday wearing a tan suit. This sent the press corps buzzing — and a reader asked us to turn on our Flip-O-Meter. We couldn't resist a more light-hearted topic.

Fact-checking the Ferguson shooting

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.

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