FactCheck.org→ Tackling Fake Football Stories

Q: Did the NFL fine players who protested during the national anthem? Was a player fired for it? Are some players asking the league to host a month of anti-police activism? Will Fox Sports stop airing NFL games? A: No. Three of those stories were made Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Flawed Attack on Jeff Flake

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Phoenix Fiction

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ A Fake Paul Ryan Quote

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan say “22 million Americans choose to be poor, so it’s their own problem if they can’t afford to be healthy”? A: No. That fake quote comes from a satirical news story. FULL QUESTION Did Ryan reall 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→ Trump’s 100-Day Boasts

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Hitler and Chemical Weapons

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Line on Syria

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 Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ A Fake Tom Price Quote

Q: Did Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price say “it’s better for our budget if cancer patients die more quickly”? A: No. That’s another made-up quote from a “news/satire” website. FULL QUESTION Did Tom Pr Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Spinning the Intel Hearing

Summary The White House made a series of misleading statements in an effort to put its best spin on a House intelligence committee hearing into Russia’s attempts to influence the 2016 presidential campaign: During the hearing, the official White Go to site post…»