Grim and largely accurate
"More preschoolers are shot dead each year than police officers are in the line of duty."
on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
Claim still holds up
"More Americans have died from guns in the United States since 1968 than on battlefields of all the wars in American history."
on Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Takin' it back to the USSR
Says Bernie Sanders chose "to spend his honeymoon in the Soviet Union in 1988."
on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
Not universal practices
"Prior to 1962, everybody prayed before school started," and "the Bible was the principal textbook in all schools."
on Monday, August 10th, 2015
Leaves most ammo alone
Says "President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country ... with a ban on one of the most-used" assault rifle bullets.
on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Walker was only a candidate then
Says award-winning Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Megan Sampson was laid off because Gov. Scott Walker cut state aid to education.
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
A reach to call it support
The Obama administration "supported Muslim allies trying to establish a new international blasphemy standard."
on Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The CIA paid two psychologists $81 million "to develop and run their torture program."
on Monday, January 12th, 2015
It’s just one unconfirmed survey
"Surveys of teens in high school reveal that knowing a classmate who sells cannabis is 90 times more common than knowing a classmate who sells alcohol."
— PolitiFact Rhode Island
on Sunday, December 21st, 2014
Suicides are the most common gun deaths
Says 3,000 Americans "died of gunfire" between the time of the Ebola scare in Dallas and the midterm elections.
on Thursday, December 18th, 2014
There's no data to back this up
The wealth gap between blacks and whites in the United States is "greater than the black-white wealth gap was in apartheid South Africa."
on Wednesday, December 17th, 2014
We seem to have a thing for prisons
"The United States right now incarcerates more African-Americans as a percentage than apartheid South Africa did."
on Thursday, December 11th, 2014
We're all a little guilty
"More than 70 percent of American adults have committed a crime that could lead to imprisonment."
on Monday, December 8th, 2014
Immigrants have done well but not that well
Immigrants "have captured all of the nearly 9 million jobs created since 2000."
on Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
People both trust and distrust Fox News
"America’s least-trusted news sources are also its most popular."
on Thursday, November 6th, 2014
It takes a lot of A/C to keep fans cool
"All of Liberia can produce less than one-third as much electricity as the Dallas Cowboys football stadium consumes at peak times."
on Thursday, October 30th, 2014
Planes, claims and automobiles
"TSA WILL ACCEPT DRIVERS PRIV CARDS FOR ID AT THE AIRPORT"
— PolitiFact Oregon
on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Her numbers are right
More women were killed by their husbands or boyfriends since Sept. 11 than "all the Americans who were killed by 9/11 or in Afghanistan and Iraq."
on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
The distortion here is what Huber claims Feeding America said
The non-profit group Feeding America is lying when it claims "that one in five kids is fighting starvation daily" in the United States.
on Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Eventually, the White House says
The Obama administration is using as its "legal justification for these airstrikes (on the Islamic State), an authorization for military force that the president himself has called for repeal of."
on Thursday, September 18th, 2014