If the government shuts down, will Social Security checks go out? Yes, that’s the plan.
The federal government is heading to a shutdown, if Congress doesn’t pass funding legislation by the time the clock strikes midnight on Sept. 30. We’ll explain what that means and what government services could be affected. What is a g
No pain, no leverage.
Social media users are falsely claiming Arizona’s governor has been “indicted” by local lawmakers. But the Republican leadership in Arizona’s state Senate say no such indictment has been issued.
Galileo and Thomas Aquinas show two views of how humans come to know the cosmos.
Are all lakes man-made to cover up ruins of an ancient civilization? No, that's not true: While there are some man-made lakes, ponds and reservoirs, lakes are also naturally formed features created over time through several geological pro
Claims government spending on private healthcare companies is double GP services aren’t quite right, as non-NHS healthcare spend figures also include money for charities and local councils.
Plus: John Fetterman's depression wear.
As the House struggles to approve legislation to keep the government funded, Americans could be looking at another federal government shutdown. Here’s what to expect if Congress and President Biden fail to enact new federal spending bills in time.
Farewell to Mitt Romney and the right as we knew it.
Did Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sign an executive order, around September 2023, to build quarantine internment camps as has been done in many other states at the same time, supposedly? No, that's not true: This TikTok video was first posted o
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will decide whether to recommend updated COVID-19 boosters. If the committee doesn’t recommend the shots, insurance companies wouldn’t have to pay for them, which could leave economically disadvantaged
PolitiFact answers readers’ most commonly asked questions about fentanyl. We explain the difference between medical and illicit fentanyl, why there are fentanyl skin patches and where the drug mostly originates.
Did New England Patriots football coach Bill Belichick overrule the players' vote to allow "protest" kneeling? No, that's not true: This claim comes from a satirical website that has a history of fabricating content surrounding popular to
AP’S ASSESSMENT: False.
Plus: The RNC continues its early vote push ahead of 2024.
Responding to news that the former national leader of the Proud Boys was sentenced to 22 years for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called it “despicable” and commented: “We ar
Michelle Donelan MP wrongly claimed the number of frontline prison officers has “increased by 20%” in the last year.
Did a 2023 "government report" prove that "millions of children" who were vaccinated with the Pfizer mRNA COVID-19 vaccine developed a condition known as "vaccine acquired immune deficiency, or VAIDS"? No, that's not true: There was no "g
Mr Streeting wrote that there were almost 5,000 fewer fully qualified GPs than a decade ago, but NHS England says the data pre-September 2015 is not comparable to current figures.
Despite viral claims on social media, it’s not possible to accidentally overdose from fentanyl by simply touching it. We debunked this and other common myths about fentanyl.
GOP-authored elections bill “requires valid votes to be tossed out … if a computer rejects a signature.”
A TV ad from a conservative super PAC attacks Democratic Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear’s decision during the COVID-19 pandemic to release more than 1,800 prisoners convicted of non-violent or non-sexual felonies. But the details of the case feature
Officials in the Big Apple want more help in sheltering tens of thousands of migrants.
Did a "survey" find that "Vaccinated people are over 2X more likely to get COVID than the unvaccinated"? No, that's not true: The survey in question was not scientifically sound and included methodological flaws, an infectious disease exp
“According to the Congressional Budget Office,” the Inflation Reduction Act “will save the federal government $160 billion over the next 10 years because Medicare will be paying less for the prescription drugs they’re making available to senior
Quick Take After a fatal shooting at the University of North Carolina, Fox News displayed a photo of the suspect with this caption: “UNC Police Release Picture of Person of Interest.” But an altered screenshot of the news report circula
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the government is passing the “Digital Existence Act” in response to the new COVID-19 variant.
CLAIM: Fox News reports that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is trying to prevent former President Donald Trump from appearing on the state’s ballot in 2024 as a candidate for president.
The BBC has corrected an article which claimed only 60 asylum cases were withdrawn over a 12 month period after being contacted by Full Fact.
Does the German government have study figures that show people given the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (Comirnaty) "have overall suffered from fewer medically undesirable events as subjects who received the placebo"? No, that's not true: As of
“There has been zero response from local, regional or federal officials” to aid people affected by the Maui, Hawaii, wildfires.