Articles from April, 2016

So you want to move to Canada, eh?

If ___________ becomes president, I’m moving to ___________! The refrain comes up every four years, no matter who’s running.

Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as VP pick

Seeking to stem the tide of momentum for frontrunner Donald Trump, Ted Cruz names Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential pick -- should he get the GOP nomination. We look at her Truth-O-Meter scorecard.

Trump, Clinton win big in Northeast primaries

Donald Trump won all five primaries Tuesday, while Hillary Clinton won four out of five.

Fact-checking the April 24 edition of Meet the Press

Former Florida Sen. Bob Graham says the Obama administration will decide whether to release a report possibly linking Saudi Arabia to Sept. 11 by June, and Bernie Sanders says he isn't ready to hang up his campaign.

Earth Day 2016: 6 things to know about climate change

On this Earth Day, we look back on some of our recent fact-checks on climate change.

Donald Trump’s misleading complaints about election rigging

The Republican frontrunner and his campaign manager have made a series of false claims about primary contests being stacked against them.  

After New York, we look at the scorecards

The New York primary on Tuesday marked another milestone in the race for the Democratic and Republican nominations, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump winning by big margins. We check in on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. 

Who killed more terrorists, Obama or Bush? It depends

In an interview last week, President Barack Obama said, "There isn’t a president who’s taken more terrorists off the field than me."    • Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

Fact-checking the April 17 edition of 'Meet the Press'

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory defends his state's House Bill 2, and actor George Clooney explains his big-ticket fundraiser for Hillary Clinton.   Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Brooklyn

Fact-checking the New York Democratic debate

We sort out fact from fiction at Thursday's Democratic presidential debate. TRUTH-O-METER! Compare the PolitiFact records of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.  

5 fact-checks about foreign trade, TPP, and China

We review some of our fact-checks from the campaign trail, including rhetoric from Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz. Half True was the best rating. 

Mailbag: 'You blew this one, and badly'

The Democratic presidential nomination battle is the biggest topic for recent comments, complaints and concerns by PolitiFact readers.

Fact-checking the April 10 Sunday shows

Fact-checking claims from NBC's Meet the Press about Clinton's support for free trade and her polling advantage over Donald Trump.    PolitiFact's guide to the 2016 candidate tax plans

PolitiFact's guide to the 2016 presidential candidate tax plans

With Tax Day approaching, we examine how the proposals from the Republicans and Democrats could affect your 2017 returns and the nation at large. 

After Wisconsin, the presidential scorecards

Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders won resounding victories in the Wisconsin primary on Tuesday. We check in on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. 

PolitiFact’s Top 5 fact-checks for March 2016

With heated primaries on both sides of the aisle, most of our Top 5 fact checks from March focused on the two so-called outsider candidates: Democratic candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump.  

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on 'Meet the Press'

The Democratic candidate for preisdent and former secretary of state said she's "put out all my emails." That's not quite right. New! Sorting out Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel contributions

Sorting out Hillary Clinton’s fossil fuel contributions

With so many accusations flying around in the Democratic presidential primary, we thought it was important to lay out the facts of the matter.