Politicians from both blocs of Iraq's divided Parliament called for a vote to expel U.S. troops and promised to schedule an extraordinary session to debate the matter.
The Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan, U.S. officials said.
In a contentious Oval Office meeting, President Donald Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders — Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer — disagreed over funding for a border wall, mangling some facts in the process. The president claimed th
In a recent interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump said his administration has delivered for troops and veterans. "I don't think anybody's been more with the military than I have, as a president," he told Fox News’ Chri
President Donald Trump used a Thanksgiving Day call to troops deployed overseas to pat himself on the back and air grievances about the courts, trade and migrants heading to the U.S.-Mexico border.
An annual caravan of people traveling from Central America to the United States to seek asylum and refuge from extreme violence in their home countries has been beset by falsehoods, lies, and disinformation from start to finish — from baseless claim
Presidents sometimes express support for U.S. troops on Veterans Day at places other than Arlington National Cemetery.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Ad accuses Andy Barr of allowing payday lenders to take advantage of military families The "cross-partisan" group With Honor, which formed to support military veterans running for Congress, has bac
A purported statement from the company asked critics to "respect our troops" and donate clothing rather than burn it.
Was there a brutal farm attack in South Africa this Sunday, August 26, 2018? No, that's not true: a supposedly satirical South African website recycled a story from last year and in their hurry to publish they managed to copy paste their head
While speaking to U.S. troops about an upcoming military pay increase, Trump joked that he knew they didn't really want a raise because they're "very patriotic."
A group calling itself DefendArizona attacks Senate candidate Kelli Ward of Arizona in a TV ad filled with images of terrorists and misstatements of facts: The ad says Ward in a 2016 interview “called for restraint in fighting terrorism.”
Q: Did President Donald Trump call for the creation of a “space force” to fight off an “alien attack”? A: No. The president did request exploration of a “space force,” but it is unrelated to extraterrestrial activi
Summary In the time Donald Trump has been in the White House: Job growth slowed, but unemployment still sank to the lowest rate in 17 years. Economic growth quickened to 2.3 percent last year, but that was roughly half the rate Trump promised. The gro
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Arizona Rep: The cost of 2 National Guard border arrests would help a homeless vet for a year President Donald Trump’s decision to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border has drawn a mixed re
During the 2016 campaign, Hillary Clinton said that one of her goals as president would be to “make human exploration of Mars a reality.” Nevertheless, President Donald Trump mistakenly claimed that NASA “wouldn’t even be thinking about” goin
72 People Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation by National Guard in Boston-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A group of paramilitary extremists attacked the National Guard while it attempted to confiscate guns in Boston, leaving 72 dead and hundreds injur
House Bill Would Charge Veterans For GI Bill Benefits-Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: A bill would charge veterans $100 per month to access GI Bill education benefits. The Truth: The House Veterans Affairs Committee considered a bill in April
The move comes after two federal courts have ruled against President Trump's proposal to ban transgender troops.
Summary The numbers are nearly all in now. What they show about what really happened during the eight years that Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed. The economy gained a net 11.5 million jobs. The unemploym
Prayer Request for 30 Navy Seals Shot Down in Helicopter-Outdated! Summary of eRumor: Prayer requests for 30 Navy Seals, including members of SEAL Team 6, circulated on Facebook in September 2017. The Truth: Thirty Americans, including 15 members of th
Journalists were the shock troops allowing the nation to experience Hurricane Irma from the comfort of their living rooms.
When Donald Trump announced a way forward for the United States in Afghanistan, his decision to keep troops in the country was a sharp contrast to what he had said as a private citizen. It wasn’t, however, all that different from what he had said
President Donald Trump suggested further and stronger military action in Afghanistan during a primetime speech Monday, though he did not specify the number of additional troops who would be sent to the country. "Our troops will fight to win. We wi
President Donald Trump’s latest campaign-style rally was in Youngstown, Ohio, where the president made some false and misleading claims about military spending, immigrants and job creation: Trump claimed to have “achieved a historic increa
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | In Youngstown, Trump incorrectly says he has achieved historic increase in defense spending President Donald Trump ticked off his presidential accomplishments in front of a warm crowd in Youngstown, Ohio, saying he w
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
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has apologized profusely for his much-criticized comparison of Syria’s Bashar Assad to Adolf Hitler, but his clarification that he meant Hitler did not drop chemical bombs from airplanes requires some histo
Sen. Mitch McConnell revised history when explaining why he supported President Trump’s missile strike on Syria but opposed President Obama’s call for a targeted strike against Syria after a chemical weapons incident in 2013. McConnell, the
President Donald Trump said the Obama administration “had a great opportunity to solve” the crisis in Syria when Obama set a “red line” for military intervention. But when Obama didn’t launch such intervention, “I th
President Donald Trump’s new executive order on foreign nationals entering the U.S. says “more than 300″ refugees in the United States “are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions
President Obama Banned Refugees from Iraq in 2011-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Obama banned refugees from Iraq from entering the country for six months in 2011 and there was no public backlash like that seen in response to President Tru
Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Refugees, Leading to Calls for Boycott-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees in the wake of President Trump’s executive order banning refugees fr
President Donald Trump defended his sweeping immigration policy by calling it “similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months.” That’s a faulty comparison. There was a delay in
President Donald Trump claimed that the Islamic State, or ISIS, would not exist if the U.S. “kept the oil when we got out” of Iraq. In fact, ISIS largely has been funded through extortion, robbery, taxes and Syrian oil, according to governm