The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Keely Herring
Recent stories from Keely Herring
A Facebook meme from a political group argues that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is bad on women’s issues -- but it gets some of the details wrong. • PunditFact: When did Hillary Clinton wipe her email server clean? • PolitiFact Wisconsin: Scott Walker on the Truth-O-Meter
We fact-checked statements about the Confederate flag debate in South Carolina, Caitlyn Jenner, and Hillary Clinton. • International fact-checkers focus on fake photos • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter • Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'?
We look back at our fact-checks on gay and lesbian issues, as well as what candidates had to say about the recent court ruling. • Chris Christie on the Truth-O-Meter • Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter
After a gunman shot and killed defenseless worshippers, President Barack Obama made a couple statements touching off the Truth-O-Meter. Obama said the day after: "Now is the time for mourning and for healing. But let’s be clear: At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency." Separately, Obama tweeted: "Here are the stats: Per population, we kill each other with guns at a rate 297x more than Japan, 49x more than France, 33x more than Israel." Obama's comments, checked by PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., came out MOSTLY FALSE and MOSTLY TRUE, respectively.
As Ted Cruz and others surely know, a Facebook group called "Stop the World, Teabaggers Want Off" draws traffic partly by depicting conservatives--including Cruz of Texas--saying things actually not said. The group says it's trying to poke fun.
Hillary Clinton chose her words carefully in characterizing the actions of Republican governors -- and potential presidential candidates -- on how they handled voting legislation in their states, including Texas.
Hillary Clinton chose her words carefully in characterizing the actions of Republican governors -- and potential presidential candidates -- on how they handled voting legislation in their states.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is joining the ever-growing field of 2016 Republican presidential contenders. Here's a look back at his Truth-O-Meter record so far. • Orlando preview: Fact-checking GOP presidential contenders on the economy • Fact-checking the May 31 news shows
A Facebook group called "Stop the World, the Teabaggers Want Off" is getting lots of attention on social media for its memes, which typically feature conservative politicians making outrageous statements. There's one problem: Social-media users don't always realize the quotes aren't real.