Our 10 most clicked-on fact-checks of the year included statements about President Donald Trump, former Vice President Joe Biden and a perennial favorite about pensions for Congress.
On the day before the impeachment vote in the House, President Donald Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to protest impeachment. We fact-checked several misleading statements.
President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.
Sen. Kamala Harris ripped Rep. Tulsi Gabbard during the Democratic debate in Atlanta, tearing into Gabbard for her comments on the Democratic Party and accusing her of bashing President Barack Obama on Fox News.
During the first public impeachment hearing, Republicans revisited Obama’s hot mic moment with the Russian president in 2012. But it had nothing to do with Obama denying lethal aid to Ukraine two years later.
As the third round of Democratic primary debates approaches, a handful of presidential hopefuls have taken their messages to the airwaves, running TV ads on cable networks and in bellwether states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. We give the TV ads Democrats aired in August some additional context.
One reason: Small donors can give more often.
Discussing the lawsuits against President Donald Trump on foreign "emoluments," Fox News guest John Eastman compared Trump hosting foreign officials at his hotels to former President Barack Obama accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. We put his remarks in context.
During his run for California governor, Gavin Newsom made bold promises to address everything from the state’s affordable housing crisis to creating universal healthcare in the state. Through our ‘Newsom-Meter’ project, PolitiFact California will track 12 of Newsom’s top promises over the next four years and provide updates on the progress, or lack thereof, for each.
Reviewing references to Tomah VA, pre-existing conditions, separating families at the border, Brett Kavanaugh and more.
Was it as bad as Kevin Nicholson says in his repeated criticisms?
We looked at what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said about Supreme Court nominations in election years in 2016 and 2018.
A recent campaign mailer and TV ad feature former President Barack Obama warmly embracing California candidate for governor Antonio Villaraigosa, conveying the possible impression that Obama has endorsed the former mayor of Los Angeles. But that’s simply not the case.
Two in a row is rare. Here's a look at our other recent POF fact checks.
Some of what to know as President Trump withdraws the U.S. from the deal.
PolitiFact provides several tips how to spot fake news in social media
President Trump likes to tout the stock market’s growth on his watch. How does he compare to his predecessors?
Reviewing our fact checks on the Wisconsinite and former White House chief of staff.
Wisconsin politicians made claims about the deal and terrorism, Iran's nuclear program and Hillary Clinton.
President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama and other former presidents of insufficient outreach to fallen soldiers’ families. While we found no evidence to support the idea that other presidents did less than Trump, we won’t rate Trump’s statement on our Truth-O-Meter because presidential dealings with soldiers’ families are traditionally kept private out of respect.