Articles from November, 2015

Our 5 most-read fact-checks from November

Here’s an early gift for you this holiday season: Our five most popular articles from November.   •  Yes, Donald Trump, Chevys are a rare sight in Japan, but why?   •  Mailbag: Readers call out our recent turkeys

Yes, Donald Trump, Chevys are a rare sight in Japan, but why?

Trump was literally wrong when he said Chevrolet "doesn't exist" in Tokyo. But on the ground in Japan, the kernel of truth in his statement is easier to see.

Mailbag: Readers call out our recent turkeys

As the 2016 presidential campaign steams toward the early primaries and caucuses, readers have found a lot to critique in our coverage of both Democrats and Republicans.   • In Context: Donald Trump's comments on a database of American Muslims   • Fact-checking Donald Trump on 9/11 celebrations and murder statistics   • A few readers say they're with Trump on 9/11 celebrations

In Context: Donald Trump's comments on a database of American Muslims

Does Donald Trump want a registry for all Muslims? Or just some Muslims? Or no database at all? We parse his comments from the past several days.    •  Mailbag: A few readers say they're with Trump on 9/11 celebrations

Mailbag: A few readers say they're with Trump on 9/11 celebrations

Donald Trump said he watched "thousands and thousands" of people in Jersey City, N.J., cheering as the World Trade Center collapsed. We rated that Pants on Fire. More than a dozen readers wrote to us that they saw much the same thing, although their recollections differed. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Sunday shows

Donald Trump was asked about comments that he saw "thousands and thousands" of people in New Jersey cheering after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

PolitiFact Sheet: 5 questions about Syrian refugees

There are a lot of questions about Syrian refugees coming to the United States: How many are here? What is the backgrounding process? Is it thorough? Here are some answers.

Is ISIS an 'existential threat' to the United States?

Some Republican candidates have called ISIS an ‘existential’ threat. We asked foreign-policy experts and historians to explain what that means -- and whether they agree.   • Fact-checking the Iowa Democratic presidential debate • Fact-checking what Obama said about containing ISIS • PolitiFact Texas expands to Houston, San Antonio

Fact-checking the Iowa Democratic presidential debate

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley squared off Saturday night in Iowa. See our latest fact-checks from the CBS Democratic presidential debate.   • Comparing Clinton, Sanders and O'Malley on the Truth-O-Meter • Fact-checking what Obama said about containing ISIS • PolitiFact Texas expands to Houston, San Antonio

Political group takes aim at Ben Carson’s past statements on women's issues

We examine Ultraviolet’s viral image listing five controversial things the GOP presidential candidate has said about abortion rights and other topics, both before and during his campaign.   • Fact-checking the Republican Fox Business Network debate

Fact-checking the Republican Fox Business Network debate

We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code. 

Fact-checking the Republican Fox Business Network debate

We look at the GOP candidates' scorecards in anticipation of the Tuesday night debate. Check back here when the debate starts for updates. 

The Truth-O-Meter arrives in Iowa

The Des Moines Register and PolitiFact have joined forces to fact-check statements made by candidates this election cycle, aiming to bring readers the truth in politics. Fact-checking the Nov. 8 Sunday news shows

A look back at the battle over Keystone XL

On Friday, President Barack Obama announced his decision to reject a key permit for the cross-border oil pipeline that had been a bone of contention for the better part of a decade. Here, we review some of our past fact-checks on Keystone XL.   • PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

PolitiFact’s guide to the Republican tax plans (so far)

Overall, the GOP candidates are promising big tax cuts that are mathematically implausible.   • Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October • Introducing PolitiFact California  

Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October

One year out from the 2016 presidential election, the campaigns are keeping us fact-checkers busy. Take a look at our five most-read PolitiFact items from October.   • Introducing PolitiFact California • Fact-checking the GOP debate on CNBC

Introducing PolitiFact California

PolitiFact California, powered by Capital Public Radio, launches today with fact-checks about climate change, smog and clean energy targets.   Fact-checking the Republican CNBC debate

PunditFact: Fact-checking the Nov. 1 news shows

Jeb Bush attacked the records of some his Republican primary opponents while Carly Fiorina focused her attacks on President Barack Obama.