Thursday, August 27th, 2015

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.


The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Linda Qiu

Mostly True

The Army is downsizing

Marco Rubio
Marco Rubio

"We have an Army that just cut 40,000 spots."  

— PolitiFact Florida


Data lacking, but trend is real for younger Americans


GOP won women by 1 percentage point in '88


Old claim, old number, still misleading

Recent stories from Linda Qiu

10 fact-checks about immigration in the presidential race

We have fact-checked misleading claims about anchor babies, deportations, sanctuary cities and the candidates' proposals.  

Bernie Sanders — socialist or democratic socialist?

Readers asked if we were accurately describing Bernie Sanders as a socialist, so we dug into the term and its background.   • 10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises • The week in fact-checks (video)

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 23 shows

Debate about birthright citizenship, which some Republican presidential candidates have pledged to end, occupied a lot of airspace on the Sunday shows.

Fact-checking the Aug. 23 Sunday shows

Republican presidential candidates and their surrogates explain why they support an end to birthright citizenship and stepped-up border resources.

10 years after Katrina, a look at President Obama's campaign promises

On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we looked at President Barack Obama's campaign promises centered on the city of New Orleans. This special report is presented in conjunction with The Lens, a New Orleans-based public-interest newsroom.

Checking in on Jebio

Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush have been saying plenty of things on the campaign trail. The Truth-O-Meter has been keeping up with them.

Fact-checking presidential candidates on the Aug. 16 shows

Donald Trump and Chuck Todd batted around the Iran nuclear deal while Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders and GOP candidate Ben Carson discuss health care funding and the electorate.

Fact-checking Trump, Sanders and Carson on Aug. 16 shows

The candidates depart from the Iowa State Fair's fried food excess and explain their views on the Iran nuclear deal, health care spending and tax reform.

20 fact-checks from the Republican debate in Cleveland

In the week since the GOP debate, we’ve compiled 20 fact-checks of things said at the debate. (Plus two bonus fact-checks of post-debate analysis from Donald Trump.)

Fact-checking the pundits on the early race for the White House

Pundits are cranking up their commentary on the White House race, and it's not all Trump Trump Trump. (Well, some of it is, but we've fact-checked claims about other candidates, too.)