A Montana Republican vying for an open House seat is accused of body-slamming a reporter to the ground, a day before the candidate's special election. Republican candidate Greg Gianforte blamed the altercation on Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs' &
Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under Obamacare.” The report, from the Department of Health and Human Services, focuses only on
Trisodium Phosphate Lurks in Lucky Charms, General Mills Cereal-Truth! & Misleading! Summary of eRumor: Trisodium Phosphate, also known as TSP and paint thinner, can be found in Lucky Charms and other General Mills cereals, jeopardizing the heal
Ariana Grande Said She Hates America, Disrespects Flag- Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Singer Ariana Grande has said that she hates Americans and can be seen disrespecting the American flag in a picture. The Truth: Ariana Grande was caught
Whatever your view of the health care debate, the news out of Iowa isn’t good. In April, two large insurers, Wellmark and Aetna, said they would not offer health insurance policies on Iowa’s federal health insurance marketplace in 2018. Med
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t
This claim, made by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., is a solid illustration of why scale and context matter when making health-related statements.
An unflattering image that sparked discussion over Trump's relative health and fitness was digitally manipulated.
A ransomware virus spread across international borders, but had the biggest effects on the United Kingdom's National Health System.
Former President Barack Obama falsely claimed that Let’s Move, an initiative of former First Lady Michelle Obama, “helped bring down America’s obesity rates for our youngest kids for the first time in 30 years.” In fact, research
Q: Are sexual assault and rape preexisting conditions under the GOP health bill? A: No. The bill doesn’t identify any preexisting conditions, and it says insurers can’t deny coverage to individuals who have them. But insurers could charge mor
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In Iowa, GOP's Blum off target on AHCA impact Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, faced a feisty crowd at a high school gymnasium in Debuque when voters in his district pressed him on his vote for the House Republican health
Barack Obama Paid $3.2 Million to Deliver Speech in Milan-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: President Barack Obama was paid $3.2 million to deliver the keynote address on the impact of climate change on the world’s food supply at a the Food & C
Democrats have stressed that the GOP’s American Health Care Act would increase health insurance premiums, while Republicans have said it would lower them, both citing the Congressional Budget Office. Which is it? A little of both. Rep. Steny Hoye
The Line: The Republican health care bill would throw 24 million people off the health insurance they have now. The Party: Democratic After the House passed a GOP health care bill to replace the Affordable Care Act, Democrats criticized the legislation
A Washington, D.C. college student created a web site for people planning a posthumous protest of the American Health Care Act.
Proposed changes to health care laws revived an old meme attributing a phony quote about Lyme disease to Sarah Palin.
Critics of the American Health Care Act have accused Republicans of putting rape victims at risk of losing their health insurance.
Mike Pence: People with Pre-Existing Conditions Need Jesus Care-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Vice President Mike Pence said people with pre-existing conditions need more “Jesus Care” and hat health problems would “just go away”
Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require context: Trump said that the U.S. “pays billions of dollars” for the Paris Agreement, but China, Russia and India have pai
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Headlines that say GOP bill makes sexual assault a pre-existing condition are misleading Some blogs this week circulated a bombastic claim about the House Republican health care plan: that it would make sexual
Blue Whale Suicide Challenge Behind Rash of Teen Deaths-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: An app called “Blue Whale” subjects users to a suicide challenge that claimed the life of at least 130 teen suicides in Russia over a short period of time,
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump’s false claim that 'Dems want billions to go to Insurance Companies to bail out donors' President Donald Trump has claimed the reason Democratic lawmakers support the Affordable Care Act is to reward their po
The American Health Care Act bill now goes to the Senate.
Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. President Donald Trump has said, “Preexisting conditions are in t
Jimmy Kimmel’s intensely personal tale of his newborn son’s emergency -- and successful -- heart surgery came with a potent policy message. After thanking the people who pulled his son back from the brink, he defended the Affordable Care Ac
This claim, inelegantly formulated on an alternative health website, is remarkable for both its incoherence and its lack of substantiating evidence.
Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia? A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump. FULL ANSWER The fake news story “Trump Warns Russia O
Summary President Donald Trump did a flurry of TV interviews and held a campaign-style rally to mark his first 100 days, and he left a trail of false, misleading and sometimes puzzling statements in his wake: Trump, who is seeking to renegotiate the N
President Donald Trump touted his first 100 days as a success and pledged to deliver on promises like health care during a wide-ranging interview Sunday on CBS. Trump told Face the Nation host John Dickerson that the job is "something that I reall
Summary Donald Trump — whom we crowned the “King of Whoppers” when he was a long-shot candidate in 2015 — has held true to form during his first 100 days as president of the United States. In his first hour as president, he pain
Summary As a candidate, Donald Trump issued a “100-day action plan to Make America Great Again.” It contained 28 promises, and Trump says he is “mostly there on most items.” But is he? Our review of his action plan found he has kept som
Summary When the Environmental Protection Agency decided to not ban chlorpyrifos, an insecticide widely used in agriculture, both the EPA and its critics claimed “sound” or “solid” science supported their positions. Research does suggest chlorp
Summary In an interview with the Associated Press, President Donald Trump put some spin on what he has done — and hasn’t done — as he nears the completion of his first 100 days in office: Trump said he has not labeled China a curren
Message claims that Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, Tim Hortons, adds nicotine to its coffee and that patrons have suffered serious health problems as a result. The post Nicotine in Tim Hortons Coffee Hoax appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
No candidate received 50 percent of the vote in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District special election on April 18, so the top two vote-getters now face off in a June 20 runoff. Nevertheless, both parties claimed a moral victory — spinning t
On the morning of the special House election in Georgia, President Donald Trump fired off two tweets that were critical of Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff. Trump claimed Ossoff “will raise your taxes,” but we could find no evidence of Ossoff propos
Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said William Wilberforce, a late 18th century British politician, “pushed the sale of beer” to successfully combat “drunkenness related to gin” in England. But Wilberforce wasn’t even born un
In an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business News, President Trump made a number of factually inaccurate and dubious claims. Here’s a round-up of the low-lights. “It’s been very much misreported that we failed
98 Million Americans Were Given Cancer Through Polio Shots-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that 98 million Americans were given cancer through polio shots contaminated with SV40, a cancer-ca