FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Coal Spin

President Donald Trump touted the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administration is “putting the miners back to work.” But construction of the mine in question began before the 2016 election. And experts say Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The Facts on E-Cigarettes

Q: Have scientists confirmed that e-cigarettes cause an incurable respiratory disease called “popcorn lung”? A: No. The vapor of some e-cigarettes contains a chemical associated with popcorn lung, but there’s not enough evidence Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Pence Misleads on Premiums

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Double-Counting Growth

How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will? With 3 percent economic growth, says Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. How does Trump pla Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Hollywood Strike Hoax

Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Special Counsel Q&A

On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Premium Spin

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ The 24 Million Talking Point

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Republican Health Care Spin

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill. The American Health Care Act was passed by the House on May 4, and both Price and Ryan appeared on Sund Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump on the Paris Agreement

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 Go to site post…»