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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.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.
PunditFact looked at two claims related to the shooting in Ferguson, Mo.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.Fact-checking Obama's rules on carbon and coal plants
The Environmental Protection Agency's new rules to curb carbon emissions have spurred concerns ranging from economic impact to the closing of coal plants. We took a look at some of the claims surrounding the EPA's regulations.Fact-checking women's issues in the Kentucky Senate race
The Violence Against Women Act is at the center of the Kentucky Senate race between Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We took a look at two dueling ads in the race on the issue.Our top 5 fact-checking reports for July 2014
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