The Republican majority of FCC commissioners voted to approve Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to eliminate Obama-era regulations that had ensured open Internet access.
Q: Did voters in Alabama’s special Senate election get “caught voting multiple times with fake IDs”? A: No. The Alabama Secretary of State’s office has received no such report. FULL ANSWER Alabama elected its first Democratic
“Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Y
A disreputable web site devoted to "viral" stories turned two Spanish journalists' work into a scare-mongering story.
Q: Was the man who killed more than two dozen people in a rural Texas church trying to start a civil war as a member of antifa? A: No. Law enforcement officials believe the mass shooting was motivated by a family dispute, and they are not investigatin
President Donald Trump misleadingly claimed Sen. Bob Corker “gave us the Iran Deal.” Corker, who opposed the nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration, helped craft a bipartisan bill that allowed the House and Senate to
“Why I left California” Commentary About “The Progressive Destruction of California” –Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A commentary headlined “Why I Left California” about the progressive destruction
Lenard W. Wahlert Letter to Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan Putting GOP on Notice-Correct Attribution! Summary of eRumor: A letter written by a man named Lenard W. Wahlert to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI
Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is airing a misleading TV ad in Virginia that says Democrat Ralph Northam was the “deciding vote” in “favor of sanctuary cities that let dangerous illegal immigrants back on the streets.” It’s t
Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery? A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black stu
Sen. John McCain says the budget deal President Donald Trump reached with Democratic leaders “basically freezes last year’s funding in place, which is a cut of $52 billion” in defense spending. In fact, the deal doesn’t cut the defense
Kris Kobach, vice chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity, claims to have “proof” of voter fraud in New Hampshire that’s widespread enough to have swung a U.S. Senate election in favor of the Democrats. He doesn&
Jennifer Lawrence Blames President Trump for Hurricanes Irma, Harvey-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Actress Jennifer Lawrence blamed President Trump for Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Harvey, claiming the storms were Mother Nature’s retribution
Q: Did former President Barack Obama pardon Wendell Callahan, who was later accused of killing three people after his early release? A: No. Congress unanimously passed a bill changing drug sentencing laws and Obama signed it. Callahan petitioned for
Sacramento City Council Votes to Pay Gang Members $1.5 million Not to Kill People-Mostly Truth! Summary of eRumor: The Sacramento City Council unanimously approved implementing a program that will pay gang members $1.5 million not to shoot people. The
Sen. Ted Cruz wrongly claimed that a 2013 Hurricane Sandy relief bill was “filled with pork and unrelated spending,” estimating that “two-thirds of what was spent in that bill had little or nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy.” N
A campaign ad attacking Republican Sen. Jeff Flake falsely says that he hasn’t worked with President Donald Trump to “repeal Obamacare.” Flake voted for the three different Senate proposals to repeal parts of the health care legislati
Summary President Donald Trump delivered a raucous, error-filled speech in Arizona on Aug. 22, just days after he was uniformly criticized for blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Vir
Camping World CEO Doesn’t Want Business from Trump Supporters-Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis said that he doesn’t want business from Trump supporters and that they should shop somewhere else. The T
President Donald Trump held a contentious press conference in which he answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12 that turned violent. Here we put into c
A conservative web site mischaracterized the case against Rosa Ortega, who voted illegally -- and allegedly for Republican candidates.
Getting to Know the Real John McCain by Burma Davis Posey-Commentary! Summary of eRumor: A commentary titled, “Getting to Know the Real John McCain” by Burma Davis Posey began making the rounds in August 2017 after Senator McCain voted agai
Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes too far when she says U.S. steelworkers were “left behind” last year by Republican leaders who killed her “buy America” bill. Baldwin’s bill would have required U.S. steel to be used on projects funded by the Drink
The U.N. Security Council earlier voted to impose $1 billion in economic sanctions against North Korea.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Trump claims new U.N. sanctions cost North Korea over $1 billion President Donald Trump applauded a new resolution passed by the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions against North Korea and
Q: Did NPR report that a study found “over 25 million Hillary Clinton votes were completely fraudulent,” and that she “actually lost the popular vote”? A: No. That claim was made in a story that conflates a 2012 article about inaccurac
Q: Did Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and Rihanna say they feel “unsafe” under President Donald Trump, and “can’t even look at an American flag anymore”? A: No. Those are altered versions of statements made by singer Lana Del
German lawmakers voted to legalize "marriage for everybody," granting full rights to same-sex couples.
A controversial 2014 study used survey data to demonstrate that 38 people might have voted as non-citizens in 2008, and web sites subsequently did a lot of extrapolating.
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Ivanka Trump right about role of 'skills gap' in unfilled jobs During an interview with Fox & Friends, Ivanka Trump discussed one of the challenges of the current economy -- that job vacancies exist, but many peop
Golden State Warriors Won’t Visit White House, Snub President Trump-Undetermined! Summary of eRumor: The Golden State Warriors voted not to visit the White House, snubbing President Trump, after winning the 2017 NBA championship. The Truth: The
A museum devoted to Dr. Seuss, features interactive exhibits, a collection of personal belongings, and explains how the childhood experiences of the man, whose real name is Theodor Geisel, shaped his work.
A fake news site reported that the city council had voted to give people with animal alter egos the right to 'mate' in the parks.
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
The CBO scored previous versions of the health care bill, but has not yet scored the one the House of Representatives voted on in May 2017.
Q: Does the new GOP health care bill apply to members of Congress and their families? A: For procedural reasons, the bill passed by House Republicans exempted lawmakers from some of its effects. But a stand-alone bill passed unanimously would do away
Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “so exactly how are you going to create more jobs”?
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 Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006. Mulv