Articles from June, 2016

The truth (so far) behind the 2016 campaign

We've fact-checked the presidential candidates 650 times. Here's what we found.

Mailbag: PolitiFact is 'wrong, wrong, wrong'

The general election campaign is now under way, and it has dominated reader commentary about our recent work.

What do fact-checkers around the world have in common?

What do fact-checkers around the world have in common? PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan reflects on principles we might all support. 

Fact-checking the June 26 Sunday shows

Given that "What is the EU?" was a trending Google search after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, Americans rightly still had many questions about the Brexit vote Sunday.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's speech calling Hillary Clinton 'a world-class liar'

After Hillary Clinton warned that Donald Trump would wreck the economy, Trump hit back, blasting Clinton's judgement and character. We examine 27 of Trump's charges. 

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton's economic speech about Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton gave a speech on economic policy and spent most of her time going after Donald Trump. She made dozens of claims. We got started on checking a quite a few, and we'll add more soon.

Donald Trump has floated big tariffs. What could the impact be?

Donald Trump has floated double-digit tariffs for goods from such countries as China and Mexico. That's quietly worrying a lot of economists, who fear widespread economic repercussions.

Fact-checking 'Meet the Press' on June 19

We fact-checked whether delegates can change convention rules and if an anti-Trump attack ad was accurate. 

Donald Trump's speech on the Orlando shooting, fact-checked

We summarize our fact-check of Donald Trump's speech about the shooting in Orlando. 

The 10 biggest falsehoods from the year of Trump

One year ago today, Donald Trump descended a gilded escalator into a historic presidential campaign. He continues to make inaccurate statements, and we have spent the past year trying to keep up.  

In Context: Did Donald Trump suggest Barack Obama has terrorist sympathies?

Donald Trump revoked the Washington Post’s press credentials after the newspaper ran an online article titled, "Donald Trump suggests President Obama was involved with Orlando shooting." Trump's comments, in context.

Obama vs. Trump on the phrase 'radical Islam'

Donald Trump said President Obama should resign for not using the words. Obama hit back, saying using the words is "not a strategy." We delve into this war over words.

Donald Trump says hundreds of migrants and their children have been implicated in U.S. terrorism

Given the best information we have at our disposal today, Trump’s claim is potentially accurate but draws a questionable conclusion.  

Real or hoax? Massive gator spotted roaming golf course

If you’ve seen the viral video of a giant alligator strolling across a Florida golf course, then you’ve probably had the same reaction we did: Can that be real? We had some fun finding out.

PolitiFact's Top 5 for May 2016

Our most popular reports featured Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump -- including the fact-check that got a shout-out from comedian John Oliver.