If there’s one arena where President Donald Trump’s agenda has had a rough encounter with reality, it’s Capitol Hill. A couple of weeks before Election Day, Trump unveiled his Contract with the American Voter. In it, he listed 10 bill
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
“An undocumented immigrant is not a criminal.” — Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), tweet, April 21, 2017 “The President’s immigration actions and Muslim ban will make America less safe. As a prosecutor, I can tell you, it is a ser
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
"HappyMother's Day" Facebook post claims that you can click to get a $100 gift card from home improvement store Lowe's. The post No, Lowe’s Is NOT Giving Away $100 Gift Cards On Facebook For Mother’s Day appeared first on Hoax-Slayer.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Fact-check: Did top Democrats vote for a border wall in 2006? White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said he doesn’t understand Democratic opposition to funding the border wall because top Democrats vote
This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper explains why President Donald Trump was wrong to take credit for Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky. Trump said, “Toyota just announced that it will inve
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
Rep. Jason Chaffetz Won’t Seek Reelection over Russian Blackmail Threat-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A surprise announcement from U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah that he wouldn’t seek reelection in 2018 sparked rumors that Russians have bl
President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing “bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S.” due to “weak illegal immigration policies.” The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread
Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements? A: No. The errors were discovered and published by HUD’s independent inspector general bef
Scammers continue to target Apple customers via fake Apple Store invoice emails. The emails include the Apple logo and are designed to look like genuine Apple purchase notifications. The post Fake Apple Invoice Emails Are Designed to Steal Your Persona
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
President Trump Executive Order Bans Saturday Night Live-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Trump signed an executive order banning Saturday Night Live after the show repeatedly targeted him with satire and parody. The Truth: A fake news website i
“The share of publicly held debt we have now relative to GDP has only happened once before in U.S. history. What our debt levels are — we often talk about this number, $19 trillion of debt. That’s not the real number because all of yo
Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly claimed that voter turnout in 2016 was “the lowest … in 20 years.” In fact, turnout was higher than it was in 2012. The overall turnout was 60.2 percent in 2016, up from 58.6 percent four years earlier. In
Dunkin Donuts Giving Away Free Box of Donuts-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dunkin Donuts is giving away coupons for free boxes of a donuts to celebrate the franchise’s anniversary. The Truth: Dunkin Donuts is not giving away donuts to celebrate
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
According to a post that is currently appearing on Facebook, retailer Tesco is giving away a free £100 voucher to everyone. The post urges you to click to get your free vouchers.
President Donald Trump wrongly boasted that Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky would “not have been made if we didn’t win the election.” A Toyota spokesman told us the car comp
An attempt to defy the Supreme Court marriage equality ruling in North Carolina has little chance of getting a hearing.
Comparing Trump Travel Expenses to Obama Travel Expenses-Disputed! Summary of eRumor: President Trump’s frequent weekend visits to his Mar-a-Lago in Florida cost taxpayers $3 million a pop, and President Trump outspent two years of President Obam
“Issa wouldn’t protect us from a bill that raises premiums and causes 24 million to lose their insurance.” — new “Save My Care” ad attacking Rep. Darryl Issa (R-Calif.) Seven vulnerable Republican lawmakers are being tar
Trump Organization Wins Contract to Rebuild Syrian Airport Destroyed by U.S.-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: The Trump Organization will cash in on President Trump’s bombing of a Syrian airport because the Syrian government has awarded the Trump Orga
Joanna Gaines Leaving “Fixer Upper” HGTV Show-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Joanna Gaines is leaving “Fixer Upper,” the hit HGTV show that she costars on with her husband, Chip Gaines. The Truth: False reports that Joana Gaines is
The same fake news of a vehicular tragedy has been spread via multiple domains to target varying locales throughout the U.S.
Q: Did President Trump increase monthly payments to Social Security beneficiaries? A: No. Trump had nothing to do with the automatic cost-of-living increases for 2017, which were announced by the Social Security Administration last October. F
Hillary Clinton Supplied Chemical Weapons to Syria-Reported as Fiction! The Truth: Hillary Clinton supplied chemical weapons to Syria during her time as secretary of state, and those chemical weapons were either used by Syrian President Bashar al-Ass
In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s recent criticism of President Barack Obama’s response in 2013 to a chemical weapons attack in Syria. In an April 5 press conference with Jordan’s King Abdullah, Trump wa
The blasts in the Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria targeted Coptic Christian churches during Palm Sunday celebrations.
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
Some Democrat and Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Donald Trump for carrying out airstrikes in Syria without getting Congress’ approval first. The United States launched nearly 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield April 6, reacti
Two days after a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed more than 80 people, including children, President Donald Trump ordered a military airstrike on the Syrian airfield from where U.S. officials say the chemical attack launched. The intervention by
Rep. Steve King wrongly suggested that “28 percent of the inmates in our federal penitentiaries” are immigrants in the country illegally. About 21 percent of federal inmates are non-U.S. citizens, but that includes immigrants who came to th
Susan Rice Unmasked Trump Transition Team, Leaked Information-Truth! & Fiction! & Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Former National Security Advisor Susan Rice requested that the identities of Trump transition team officials be unmasked in intelli
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Trump's environmental awards: A closer look At a town hall with CEOs, President Donald Trump said his administration will be able to get rid of 90 to 95 percent of regulations "and still have the same kind o
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
While calling for new infrastructure investments, President Donald Trump distorted the facts about President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus bill. Trump described it as an “infrastructure bill” but “[n]obody ever saw anything being
Q: Did all eight Supreme Court justices write a letter opposing Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to fill a court vacancy? A: No. That false claim was made on a liberal website that misrepresented a court ruling regarding the Individuals with Disa
This story will be updated. President Donald Trump invited CEOs s to a town hall on the economy on the White House grounds. In his own remarks, he emphasized the priority he puts on cutting government regulations to create jobs. "We are abso