Have you ever wondered if the movie you just saw — that claimed to be based on a real story or historical events — was really accurate? So have we. With this year’s Oscars featuring historically based movies up for Best Picture honors, we wanted to help you sort out the facts from the dramatic liberties.
President Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to move forward with his campaign promise of building a border wall with Mexico. Trump said he expected to be sued over his declaration, even though declarations are often signed.
National emergency declarations are signed relatively frequently by presidents, but Trump downplays the political implications of his move and the fact that many immigration experts and lawmakers question the existence of the crisis Trump says justifies his declaration.
President Donald Trump announced his plan to declare a national emergency at the southwest border to secure funds for his border wall. Many aspects of his argument were misleading or wrong.
President Donald Trump and former congressman Beto O’Rourke described the impact of immigrants and border walls in such starkly different terms that it sounded as if they were on different worlds. Yet they were rallying their supporters less than a mile away from each other.
Here’s a rundown of what they said, in context.
"North Carolina and Texas have more (redistricting) litigation than the other 48 states, combined," NC Rep. David Lewis recently said.
The Oscar-nominated movie Vice blends the real and the surreal to tell the story of Vice President Dick Cheney and the run-up to the Iraq War. We sort it out for you.
The movie snatching hearts and Oscar nominations feels especially good when audiences learn it’s based on a true story. But how accurate is Green Book?
PolitiFact is fact-checking the State of the Union on Feb. 5, 2019.
When it became Sen. Michael Bennet's turn to speak on the Senate floor about the record-long government shutdown, the Colorado Democrat said he had had enough of criticism from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz.
Bennet made several pointed claims about Cruz and his voting record, the deficit, China’s accomplishments in space, and the dim view most Americans have of Congress.
Here's a fact-checked recap of Bennet's claims.
President Donald Trump's arguments for a border wall at the U.S.-Mexico border generally center on two themes: the dangers and costs of immigrants.
Often the facts behind those claims are either inaccurate or unsubstantiated. Here’s a rundown of Trump’s repeated mischaracterizations of immigration issues.