Emery Jr.

C. Eugene Emery Jr.

PolitiFact correspondent

C. Eugene Emery Jr. comes to PolitiFact national after 40 years as reporter for the Providence Journal. He was a founding staff member of PolitiFact Rhode Island. While at the Journal, he was a science and medical writer, covered municipal governments throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, and managed the Journal’s Massachusetts bureau. He was part of the Journal’s Commerce & Consumer team, then its Breaking News team, before joining PolitiFact Rhode Island in 2010. He has done freelance medical writing for Reuters since 1982. Emery has a bachelor of science degree in biology and a bachelor of arts degree in political science, both from Brown University.

Email: gemery@cox.net

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from C. Eugene Emery Jr.


Even Republicans are warming


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Pants on Fire!

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Recent stories from C. Eugene Emery Jr.

Fact-checking the New Hampshire Democratic debate

The two remaining Democrats running for president, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, debated one-on-one ahead of the New Hampshire primary. How'd they do on the Truth-O-Meter? NEW! Old hands, new scene: PolitiFact reports from New Hampshire

Live fact-checking the Iowa Republican presidential debate

Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.

What happened when fact-checkers left their desks to go to Iowa

Presidential candidates on the trail in Iowa faced snow, voters and, now, PolitiFact.    In context: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on Goldman Sachs   Follow our live updates: PolitiFact on the road in Iowa Jan. 18-22

Fact-checking the Democratic NBC debate in South Carolina

The three remaining Democratic candidates for president debated Sunday night in South Carolina. See how they performed on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union address

We review several of Obama's claims from his seventh and final State of the Union address, as well as Gov. Nikki Haley's Republican response.  

Donald Trump, Mexico--and Morocco

Donald Trump offered up video shot in Morocco in a TV ad about his vow to stop unauthorized people from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.   Pants on Fire!  

Live fact-checking the second GOP presidential debate

• PolitiFact's live coverage of the GOP debate • The Truth-O-Meter records of the top 14 Republican candidates  

Chafee declares; Here’s his PolitiFact scorecard

So Lincoln Chafee — Rhode Island’s Republican-independent-Democrat — is running for President.   The former governor of the smallest —  and at times quirkiest —  state has a PolitiFact record that is as mixed as his political lineage. During the four years that the former Republican U.S. senator served as first the independent and then the Democratic governor of Rhode Island, only once did PolitiFact judge one of his statements Half True.   More often, the Truth-O-Meter swung back and forth from True to False as Chafee battled a stagnant economy and a hostile General Assembly.

500 Truth-O-Meter rulings -- and counting

PolitiFact Rhode Island marks a milestone today -- our 500th Truth-O-Meter ruling. When The Providence Journal began our partnership with PolitiFact.com in June 2010, few in Rhode Island had heard of the organization, and few other news organizations had formal fact-checking operations. More than four years later, PolitiFact has become a verb in the Ocean State, as in "I’d better be careful what I say or they might ‘PolitiFact’ me. More:

PolitiFact R.I. launches Gina-Meter

During her long campaign for governor, Gina Raimondo talked at length about Rhode Island’s problems and what she’d do about them if elected. She made promises on issues ranging from jobs, education and transportation to gun control,  business regulations and aid for veterans. Will she keep them? To help voters keep score, PolitiFact Rhode Island has launched the Gina-Meter to track Raimondo’s progress.