Friday, October 24th, 2014

Molly O'Connor

Intern

Molly O'Connor is a PolitiFact intern in Washington, D.C.

Email: oconnormb@kenyon.edu

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Molly O'Connor

Mostly False

By letter of law, no

True

True since the early 1990s

True

Hard to see another way to read 'Let's shut down the EPA'

Half-True

The stocks and bonds are his wife's, but he has a savings account

Mostly True

Strongly against, yes. "Overwhelmingly?" Judgment call

False

Tweet misleads; they're all born citizens

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Debunking the Obama 'firsts' chain email

A chain email claims to run down all of President Barack Obama's "firsts" in office -- and they're all negative. We fact-checked four specific claims from the dozens on the list. The ones we checked are all wrong.

Sorting out claims on gun statistics

We look at two different claims, one on gun homicide rates and another on school shootings.

Did Bergdahl serve the U.S. 'with honor and distinction'?

On ABC's This Week, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said that former Taliban captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "served the United States with honor and distinction," a remark that drew criticism from fellow soldiers who faulted the circumstances of his disappearance. Is Rice's accolade valid?