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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Steve Contorno

"By some estimates, as few as 2 percent of the 50,000 (Central American) children who have crossed the border illegally this year have been sent home."

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit compared the health care law to buying a pepperoni and ham pizza from Domino's or Pizza Hut.

"There were 36 states where Republicans who were in charge refused to implement a state (health insurance) exchange."

Says a new report shows the "devastating tax hikes (in the health care law) will have on middle-class Kentuckians."

"This president has offered fewer executive actions than almost any other president preceding his presidency in recent history."

Says Mitch McConnell voted to raise Medicare costs for a current Kentucky senior by $6,000.

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

"In the last three years alone, 13 times, the Supreme Court, unanimously, 9-0, including all of the president's liberal picks, have struck down the president's executive orders."

"Justin Amash is rated Michigan’s No. 1 conservative" by National Right to Life.

The "9-0 decision last week was the 13th time the Supreme Court voted 9-0 that the president had exceeded his constitutional authority."

Recent stories from Steve Contorno
PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration

Politicians and talking heads have been scrambling to provide context for the surge of children from Central America -- and to assign blame.

Fact-checking Debbie Wasserman Schultz on health care court rulings

We fact-checked two claims by the Florida congresswoman related to court rulings about the Affordable Care Act.

Fact-checking DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims on health care

Democratic National Committe Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz made a stop at a Las Vegas news station to discuss two new rulings on the Affordable Care Act. We took a look at some of her statements.

Did Hillary Clinton ask to be 'relieved' from representing an accused rapist in 1970s?

In audio recordings from the 1980s, Hillary Clinton said she took on a 1975 rape case as a "favor." Does that contradict her latest comments on the case that she "asked to be relieved of that responsibility"? We reviewed the history in search of an answer.

Top 5 most popular fact-checks for June 2014

Our most popular fact-checks of June 2014 include statements about the Sgt. Bowe Berghdal swap, the number of school shootings and even a fact-check we published back in 2009.

Getting the facts straight about the Founding Fathers

Pundits and politicians get things wrong time and time again when they use the Founding Fathers to support their political views. In honor of the Fourth of July holiday, we review fact-checks from our archives and set the record straight.

Could Supreme Court contraceptive ruling affect coverage of vaccines and blood transfusions?

In Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby, the Supreme Court said closely held corporations did not have to provide four types of contraceptives to employees. Could blood transfusions and immunizations see a similar fate? We review the evidence.

Fact-checking claims from the Hobby Lobby case

The Supreme Court's close ruling about Hobby Lobby and contraception has generated debate, so we're looking at a few factual claims surrounding the case. 

PunditFact fact-checks the June 29 news shows

Bill Clinton still wanted to talk about his family's wealth, while Republicans accused President Barack Obama of executive branch overreach.

Fact-checking the June 29 news shows

Bill Clinton still wanted to talk about his family's wealth, while Republicans accused President Barack Obama of executive branch overreach.

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