Articles from March, 2016

In Context: Here's the transcript of what Donald Trump said about punishing women for abortion

Our partners at PolitiFact Wisconsin flesh out what the Republican presidential frontrunner told MSNBC's Chris Matthews during a town hall meeting in Green Bay.    5 questions you have about delegates, answered   Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign to fact-check more claims about immigration!

5 questions you have about delegates, answered

Most years, they wave signs and sometimes wear funny hats at the national conventions. But in the 2016 cycle, delegates could play a much bigger role in the presidential nominations. So how does it all work?    Thanks to everyone who supported our campaign to fact-check more claims about immigration!

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Fact-checking claims about Cuba

All eyes were on Havana this week as President Barack Obama made his historic trip to Cuba, including those of the fact-checkers. Here are some of our recent fact-checks about U.S.-Cuba relations.   Donate $1, help us unlock $15,000 to expand our 2016 fact-checking

7 Hillary Clinton quotes on the Internet that are complete fakes

It’s likely that political opponents of Hillary Clinton created these phony viral images and are now spreading them around the Internet. Our report gives you the facts.

Is the Trump Winery the largest winery on the East Coast?

Trump says it is. But PolitiFact Virginia found wineries that were huger!   Donate $1, help us unlock $15,000 to expand our 2016 fact-checking

Donate $1, help us unlock $15,000 to expand our 2016 fact-checking

We're less than 500 backers away from receiving $15,000 in matching funds to expand our 2016 fact-checking. Every dollar, every donor matters. Can you pitch in $1?   NEW! Fact-checking the March 20 Sunday shows

In Context: The 'Biden Rule' on Supreme Court nominations in an election year

Mitch McConnell references the words of Vice President Joe Biden when he was a senator to justify blocking President Barack Obama's Supreme Court pick. But what did Biden really say?   7 questions about Obama's Supreme Court nomination   Help PolitiFact fact-check the immigration debate in 2016

7 questions about Obama's Supreme Court nomination

The path from nomination to Senate confirmation -- if it happens -- is sure to be a bumpy ride.   Help PolitiFact fact-check the immigration debate in 2016

The presidential scorecards so far

With Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and John Kasich notching primary victories in Florida and Ohio on Tuesday night, we check on how the candidates are doing on our Truth-O-Meter. Marco Rubio, meanwhile, suspends his campaign.   Fact-checking the U.S. Supreme Court   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to fact-check the immigration debate in 2016   Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

Mailbag: 'Your bias is apparent'

In a heated primary season, our readers are voicing lots of opinions about our recent coverage. Here's a sampling.     Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016

Fact-checking the March 13 Sunday news shows

After a weekend of disruptions surrounding Donald Trump's campaign events, we look at comments from Trump and Ted Cruz about protesters at campaign rallies.    Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016     Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

Fact-checking the Republican debate in Miami

We fact-checked what the candidates had to say about trade, Common Core and more Thursday at the University of Miami.   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016   Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Miami   Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Miami

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated in Miami.    Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016   Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

Fact-Check-A-Thon calls out misleading TV ads in 2016 primaries

We’re teaming up with PolitiFact partners in states like Florida, Texas, Colorado, Ohio and Wisconsin as well as the Political TV Ad Archive to fact-check as many TV ads as possible this week.   Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016   Secret behind Trump University's A rating: doing nothing

Secret behind Trump University’s A rating: Doing nothing

Trump says Trump University really has an A rating, not a D-minus, from the Better Business Bureau. Now we know how the bad grade disappeared (and it wasn't by doing a better job).

Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated the economy, Wall Street and other domestic issues on Sunday night.   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016

Fact-checking the March 6 news shows

We look at Mitt Romney's criticism of Donald Trump, as well as voter turnout in the Republican primary race.    Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016.

Coming Soon: PolitiFact New York!

PolitiFact and the Buffalo News are partnering to fact-check politicians in the statehouse and around New York.    Fact-checking the GOP Fox News debate in Michigan   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016.

Fact-checking the GOP Fox News debate in Michigan

The Republican presidential field has narrowed to Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich, and they debated Thursday night in Detroit.   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016.

Readers query PolitiFact editors at Florida forum

The website's leadership gives readers a glimpse at how the fact-checking process works at the Pulitzer Prize-winning website.   Help PolitiFact raise $15,000 to hire an additional fact-checker for 2016.

PolitiFact’s Top 5 fact-checks for February 2016

Our most read fact-checks were about Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and the U.S. Supreme Court.