Articles from May, 2016

A list of the veterans groups Donald Trump says he donated to

At a contentious press conference, Donald Trump released the list of veterans groups that he and supporters raised money for earlier this year. We looked at the size and ratings of the charity groups. 

Fact-checking Bernie Sanders on 'Meet the Press'

Bernie Sanders vows to fight for a win in the upcoming Democratic primary in Calfiornia and says he'll press his case with Democratic superdelegates. 

Is California’s Capitol 'second only to Disneyland' among visitors?

It's a claim floating around Sacramento. We wanted to see if it held up. New! Newt Gingrich offends history, claims Trump's timeline to becoming GOP nominee is historic

Did McCain flip on the Dream Act?

His Democratic opponent says yes. We take that claim to the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking claims the Clintons stole $200k in furniture, china and artwork from White House

An old complaint about Hillary Clinton, stemming from her days as first lady, is making a comeback during her run for the presidency.

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John Oliver cites PolitiFact on Nevada convention on 'Last Week Tonight’

The comedy show educates its audience with humor on the convoluted way the major parties select nominees for president.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on 'Meet the Press'

The Democratic frontrunner gave an extended interview on Sunday, making claims about her opponent Bernie Sanders and her own approval ratings. 

Fact-checking ‘Hillary Clinton lying for 13 minutes straight’

The YouTube video has been watched more than 7 million times since January. What does it get right? What does it get wrong?   Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos  

Fact-checking claims about the Nevada convention chaos

PolitiFact Nevada dug into what Sanders supporters are so mad about and found their claims lacking.

Fact-checking the pro-Clinton super PAC's attack on Donald Trump's comments about women

Priorities USA's ads highlight Trump’s own comments about women, including when he said Fox’s Megyn Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever," and his statement that women should be punished if they have an abortion.

A closer look at Donald Trump's comments about refinancing U.S. debt

Experts say Trump's comments don't make a lot of sense and carry risk for the nation's economy.   Fact-checking 2016: This is gonna be messy   What we know about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails

Fact-checking 2016: This is gonna be messy

Clinton and Trump have radically different approaches to running for president. Our editor reflects on PolitiFact's approach to fact-checking the 2016 race.    What we know about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails

What we know about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails

Clinton used her own email address and server while she was secretary of state. Now the FBI is looking into whether security was compromised. Here's what we know so far about the investigation.  New! Now it's easier to share the facts

Trying to pin down what Donald Trump thinks about abortion, the minimum wage, taxes, and U.S. debt

Has Donald Trump changed his position on a range of issues? Or is his rhetoric merely vague and contradictory? For six issues, at least, we find some of both.   In context: Hillary Clinton’s comments about coal jobs

In context: Hillary Clinton’s comments about coal jobs

What exactly did Hillary Clinton say about putting coal miners out of work?   NEW: PolitiFact adds some context to Ben Rhodes’ comments in Medium post about the Iran nuclear agreement PolitiFact Florida: Looking for Jeb Bush's 'pledge' to support Donald Trump  

Fact-checking a $15 minimum wage

Just two and a half years ago, President Barack Obama was proposing a $9 minimum wage. Now the cutting-edge Democratic proposal is $15. How did this happen, and what does it mean?  

Fact-checking Donald Trump on 'Meet the Press'

We look at Trump's comments on the issues of taxes and same-day voting.

Anatomy of a talking point: Donald Trump on the JFK assassination

The way Donald Trump launched an inaccurate and inflammatory attack on Ted Cruz’s father has become a pattern.

10 times Hillary Clinton was asked about running for president

People have asked Clinton about her future plans as long as she's been on the national stage. But she’s always been tight-lipped, until she was actually running for office.    Fact-checking Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald

John Kasich on the Truth-O-Meter

After the Ohio governor lost to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, John Kasich suspended his 2016 presidential campaign. We look at his Truth-O-Meter scorecard and a few of our notable fact-checks.   Fact-checking Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald

Fact-checking Ted Cruz

After the Texas senator lost to Donald Trump in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz suspended his 2016 presidential campaign. We look at his Truth-O-Meter scorecard and a few of our notable fact-checks.   Fact-checking Donald Trump on Ted Cruz's father and Lee Harvey Oswald

Donald Trump's latest conspiracy theory targets Ted Cruz's father

Donald Trump has connected the father of Ted Cruz to the JFK assassination. Our fact-check reveals an absurd lack of evidence. 

Our top 5 fact-checks for April 2016

Our five most-popular fact-checks in April were all about the Democratic presidential candidates.

Fact-checking Ted Cruz on 'Meet the Press'

Sen. Ted Cruz is using this week’s pivotal Indiana primary to make a last stand of sorts against Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. New! We asked a Ukranian journalist to look into Paul Manafort's work for pro-Russian politicians there