Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Linda Qiu

PunditFact staff writer

Linda Qiu is a PunditFact staff writer.

Email: lindaqiu1@gmail.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Linda Qiu

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Homicide accounted for 40 percent of deaths in the age group

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Mayor says recruiting African-American officers is tough

Recent stories from Linda Qiu

Fact-checking pundits on climate change

Climate change is in the news with President Barack Obama's Tuesday address at the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. 

Fact-checking the latest claims about the Islamic State

In light of President Barack Obama's speech about Islamic State on Wednesday night, we review some of our recent fact-checks. 

PunditFact fact-checks the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Fact-checking the Sept. 7 news shows

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press, with an interview with President Barack Obama. 

Claims about McDonald's hit the Truth-O-Meter

Internet claims about the Golden Arches soared around social media ahead of a planned Sept. 4 strike by fast food workers in support of a $15 hourly wage and union rights. Is it really more profitable to work at a McDonald's in Copenhagen over Cleveland?

Fact-checking claims about the Islamic State

The violent terrorist group that calls itself the Islamic State is eliciting fear from all corners of the world after its brutal advances through Iraq this summer, including the slaughter of religious minorities and soldiers and the video-recorded beheadings of two American journalists.

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 31 news shows

Pundits and policitians offered their opinions on how the United States should handle the Islamic State.

Fact-checking the Aug. 31 news shows

President Barack Obama said last week the United States doesn't yet have a military strategy to deal with the Islamic State. So pundits made some suggestions.

Fact-checking claims about race after Ferguson shooting

The shooting of 18-year-old African-American Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Mo., police officer has led to a broader discussion of race in America. PunditFact has recently fact-checked several claims centering on race.  

PunditFact fact-checks the Aug. 24 news shows

PunditFact looked at a claim from ABC's Martha Raddatz, who said President Barack Obama wanted to keep 10,000 troops in Iraq.