Let's go to the tape!
In President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union address, "the words ‘al-Qaida’ were never used, the first time those words have not been used in a State of the Union address since February 2001."
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
But not solely for waterboarding
"After World War II, we tried, convicted, and, in some cases, executed Japanese soldiers for war crimes that included charges of waterboarding."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, January 12th, 2015
An application, not a visa, is needed
Western Europeans "can fly in the United States without even having a visa."
— Politifact National on Sunday, January 11th, 2015
They called it the "water cure."
The United States "decided waterboarding was torture back when we court-martialed American soldiers for waterboarding Philippine insurgents in the Philippine revolution."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
About $3 million per inmate
"We're spending millions for each individual" held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
— Politifact National on Sunday, December 21st, 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."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Dentists, radio reporters and teachers, too
"The president referred to the Syrian opposition just a few months ago as pharmacists and doctors, and so on."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, September 14th, 2014
It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Threat is growing, report finds
"The number of terrorists out there" has doubled.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
Even a cautious estimate suggests she's right
By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Israel's 1,000-for-1 trade came in 2011
The Israelis "gave up 1,000 terrorists in return for one sergeant."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
State refused requests, then allowed security to drop
Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, May 19th, 2014
Congress gave spies a long leash
Congress "is bewildered at the scope and reach of our spying apparatus" but in 2008 and 2012 "explicitly rejected an amendment calling for more disclosure."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
This claim warrants a True.
"It is against the law for the NSA to record or monitor Americans’ phone calls without getting a specific FISA warrant to do so."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, July 8th, 2013
They do it -- and so far, it seems legal
Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 13th, 2013
That's what he said
"When (John) Brennan ... was asked directly … ‘Is there any geographic limitation to your drone strike program?’ Brennan responded and said, ‘no, there is no limitation.’"
— Politifact National on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013
A clean bill of health for this claim
"Donna Shalala left me with 12 million doses" of smallpox vaccine and "I created enough" to vaccinate "every man, woman and child against smallpox in America."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, July 30th, 2012
"Over the past 10 years, the number of people living in Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled. In fact, Lower Manhattan has added more people over the last 10 years than Atlanta, Dallas and Philadelphia combined."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, September 11th, 2011
This is no oversight
Says the U.S. Department of Homeland Security must report to about 100 congressional committees and subcommittees.
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
It's a deliberate, reasoned choice
President Obama has "stopped using the phrase 'war on terror.' "
— Politifact National on Wednesday, April 13th, 2011