Articles from April, 2013
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he intends to pursue gun legislation that would have passed the first time if people had simply read the amendment. So what exactly does it say?
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said 1 in 5 military women were receiving unwanted sexual contact. Was she right?
Firearms research has been a battleground for advocacy groups for nearly 20 years, complicating fact-checking and making basic data on guns and gun violence hard to come by. The scarcity of gun research, though, may be coming to an end.
Readers question some of our fact-checks on terrorism, gun legislation, immigration and a host of other issues.
Colbert says Chris Christie's falsehood about Scooby Doo could cripple his chances to become president.
Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., sees a pattern by which U.S. officials investigate potential terrorists, then back off, only to discover that they were terrorists after all. How accurate is that description?
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The Senate voted Wednesday against an amendment to expand background checks. Supporters were crushed; opponents satisfied. We put their reactions to the Truth-O-Meter.
We fact-check statements by the Florida senator on immigration and Ché Guevara.
What's in the Democratic gun bill pending in the Senate? An email claims it's a national gun registry. We check the facts.
As the U.S. Senate moves to take up gun legislation, we fact-check the most interesting and oft-repeated claims from both sides of the debate.
The celebrity couple drew crowds in Havana and questions back home.
After we gave a rating of False to Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for saying that "expanding Medicaid will worsen health care options for the most vulnerable," his office came back with a different argument to back up his claim. We analyze the new evidence here.
A recent tweet by the Republican National Committee said that "Americans are fleeing tax-and-spend states" like California for states that are fiscally conservative. It's become a meme repeated nationwide. But what does the data show?
We analyze our 130+ fact-checks about guns and find some interesting patterns and trends.
First Rep. Charlie Rangel, and now Newark Mayor Cory Booker, have gone on national television recently and vastly overestimated the number of Americans killed by gun violence.
At CPAC, the former governor said conservatives should make personal connections and help people. To illustrate the point, he told the story of a mother he met on the campaign trail. We checked into the facts behind the story.
As the Senate gets ready to consider immigration reform, we talk to policy experts about what's up for debate in the final legislation.
We flunk a chain email that claims foreign students get Pell grants, gas cards and child care before they head back home.