Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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PolitiFact's Top 5 for June 2015

We fact-checked statements about the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, Caitlyn Jenner, and Hillary Clinton.   • International fact-checkers focus on fake photos • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'?

International fact-checkers focus on fake photos

At a recent meeting in Sarajevo, fact-checkers from around the world compared notes on how to debunk manipulated or misattributed photos.   • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? • 5 myths about immigration

Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

Donald Trump is climbing in the polls in the race for the Republican nomination for president. We've fact-checked several of his statements.    • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? • 5 myths about immigration • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong 

Mailbag: 'What complete and utter nonsense'

Here's a selection of recent reader emails about such topics as voting rights, income inequality and the metric system.   • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'? • 5 myths about immigration • Jim Webb on the Truth-O-Meter • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong 

Were the Founding Fathers 'ordinary people'?

As Independence Day approaches, PolitiFact Wisconsin examines a statement often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail that the founders were "ordinary people."   • 5 myths about immigration • Jim Webb on the Truth-O-Meter • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong  • Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?

Is health insurance through work $1,800 less because of the Affordable Care Act?

We dig into the evidence behind this statement from President Barack Obama: "If your family gets insurance through your job -- so you're not using the Affordable Care Act -- you're still paying about $1,800 less per year on average than you would be if we hadn't done anything."    • Ted Cruz critiques PolitiFact, gets things wrong  • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage

We look back at our fact-checks on gay and lesbian issues, as well as what candidates had to say about the recent court ruling.   • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

PunditFact fact-checks the June 28 news shows

Donald Trump made his debut as a presidential candidate on the Sunday shows. We checked a claim he made about abortion.

Mailbag: Your interpretation is 'nutty'

Many readers were critical of our analysis of a claim by President Barack Obama on gun violence in America, plus other recent feedback on our fact-checks.

1,300 fact-checks on health care

PolitiFact has been fact-checking health care since 2007, from ideas on the campaign trail, to the drafting of legislation in 2009, to the 2010 implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the ensuing legal fights.

Back to the 1990s: Fact-checking Whitewater

Bill Clinton recently said Hillary Clinton was cleared in the Whitewater investigations during his presidency, and the same thing would happen with more recent controversies. We looked back to see if he was portraying the history of Whitewater accurately.   • Bobby Jindal on the Truth-O-Meter • Deflategate and the limits of science • Fact-checking the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

PunditFact fact-checks claims about the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

Pundits and politicians debated Sunday whether it's time to remove a Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse.

PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

The Supreme Court could gut President Barack Obama’s signature health care law over four simple words, "established by the state." What does it mean? Our PolitiFact Sheet on King vs. Burwell explains.    • Fact-checking Donald Trump

Fact-checking Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced he was running for president in a lengthy speech that included several inaccurate statements. New! PolitiFact Sheet: King vs. Burwell

Largest cyber attack in history? Huckabee claims it’s OPM, but it’s probably not

We look at comments from GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on a recent data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.   • Donald Trump's Truth-O-Meter record • Jeb Bush's Truth-O-Meter record  • Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record