Friday, July 3rd, 2015
Qiu

Linda Qiu

PolitiFact staff writer

Linda Qiu is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. She has previously written for PunditFact, National Geographic, and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago.

Email: lindaqiu@tampabay.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Linda Qiu

Mostly True

Desegregation efforts have regressed

Mostly True

Voting early differs from early voting

Full Flop

Then: a step forward. Now: "centralized planning in Russia"

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On Common Core.

Recent stories from Linda Qiu

Barack Obama and the Truth-O-Meter after the Charleston murders

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.

Back to the 1990s: Fact-checking Whitewater

Bill Clinton recently said Hillary Clinton was cleared in the Whitewater investigations during his presidency, and the same thing would happen with more recent controversies. We looked back to see if he was portraying the history of Whitewater accurately.   • Bobby Jindal on the Truth-O-Meter • Deflategate and the limits of science • Fact-checking the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

PunditFact fact-checks claims about the South Carolina Confederate battle flag controversy

Pundits and politicians debated Sunday whether it's time to remove a Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse.

Fact-checking claims about the South Carolina Confederate battle flag

The Confederate battle flag still flies on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse. 

Largest cyber attack in history? Huckabee claims it’s OPM, but it’s probably not

We look at comments from GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on a recent data breach at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.   • Donald Trump's Truth-O-Meter record • Jeb Bush's Truth-O-Meter record  • Hillary Clinton's Truth-O-Meter record

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on voting rights

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.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton on voting rights

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. 

18 fact-checks of things that were wrong on the Internet

From wild claims about the Obamas to Fox News to Ferguson, we found lots to fact-check from the Internet in 2014. Here are 18 doozies.

Fact-checking claims about race and Ferguson

The grand jury's decision not to seek charges against officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown set off a new wave of violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., as well as more punditry. Here's our roundup of fact-checks, old and new. 

PunditFact's top fact-checks about Ferguson

Well before Monday's grand jury decision, TV pundits made inaccurate or misleading claims about race after the shooting death of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson.