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.
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
Pundits and politicians debated Sunday whether it's time to remove a Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
The Confederate battle flag still flies on the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.