Hillary Clinton might have become America’s first woman president, but she didn’t, and her book What Happened is her explanation of why. Clinton writes about details as minor as eating pork chop on a stick at the Iowa State Fair (and liking
All eyes in Washington have turned toward tax policy after the failure by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act this summer. President Donald Trump is pressuring Congress to immediately pass adjustments to the tax code and score a major legislati
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
Q: Did Vice President Mike Pence say, “Allowing rape victims to have abortions will lead to women trying to get raped”? A: No. That fabricated quote comes from a made-up story published by a “hybrid news/satire” website. FULL ANSWER Vice Pr
Stan Lee did not fire Jennifer Lawrence from a film over comments she purportedly made about President Trump.
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
"Last night in Sweden" launched in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial comments on the country's immigration policy.
There was no threat in an Inauguration Day letter from former President Barack Obama to his successor.
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&
Once again, President Donald Trump has been the dominant topic in reader emails to PolitiFact, though we’ve found that Hillary Clinton remains on the minds of some readers as well. Here’s a sampling of reader emails over the past few weeks,
In this week’s video with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews how President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions characterize the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. In announcing the phase out of the Obama-era D
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Did Reagan and H.W. Bush issue actions similar to DACA, as Al Franken said? Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., took to the airwaves to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, policy the Obama adminis
In advocating for a corporate tax cut, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin overstates the consensus when he says “most economists believe that over 70 percent of corporate taxes are paid for by the workers.” In fact, who bears the brunt of co
Just a few days after President Donald Trump’s administration announced the end to a program shielding hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation, in a tweet Trump said they shouldn’t worry. "For all of those (DACA) that are
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
President Donald Trump and the bipartisan leadership of Congress have agreed to a must-pass package that, among other things, extends the debt ceiling through Dec. 15. For something that could have a profound effect on the nation’s economy, the d
AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump's comments on taxes
“Now, let’s be clear — this is not amnesty, this is not immunity. This is not a path to citizenship.” — President Barack Obama, announcing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, June 15, 2012 “Data Indi
A "satirical" web site fabricated a story linking the fatal storm to the former president and 2015 military exercises at the U.S.-Mexico border.
ABC News breaks down the president's tax overhaul speech in North Dakota, as well as other top stories in politics.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Has legal immigration hit a record high, as Rick Santorum said? In a discussion over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, prior to President Donald Trump’s announcement to repeal it, f
AP FACT CHECK: President Donald Trump's comments on taxes
In rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ selective use of facts leaves a misleading impression of the program: Sessions described DACA recipients as “800,000 mostly-adult illeg
The cornerstone of President Donald Trump’s 10-point immigration plan — "build the wall" — has earned most of the headlines. But the Trump administration is plunging forward with several other plans that are lesser known, in
Maxine Waters: If North Korea Nukes Us, Trump Will Get Us Into A War-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters said, “My fear is if North Korea nukes us, Trump gonna get us into a war,” in response to nuclear tensions between the
President Donald Trump’s administration intends to reverse a major policy that offered relief to immigrants who came to the United States as children, a group often called Dreamers. The policy, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DA
A photograph that purportedly shows President Trump rescuing two cats from a flooded area in Texas was digitally manipulated.
Two Democratic Congressmen Arrested for Treason, Were on ISIS Payroll-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Two Democratic members of Congress have been arrested for treason after it was discovered that they were on ISIS’s payroll, and 11 other congressmen
Celine Dion Said She Hates America, Can’t Stand American Flag-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Celine Dion said that she hates American and can’t stand to look at the American flag anymore. The Truth: There’s no truth to rumors that Celine
Q: Did Katie Couric cancel an interview with Hillary Clinton because Clinton called former President Barack Obama a racial slur? A: Clinton did no such thing. Those claims were made-up by a satirical website. FULL QUESTION Did Katie Couric cancel
In lifting the Obama-era restrictions on police acquisition of surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions misleadingly cited studies to claim that President Obama “went too far” and undermined public safety. Sessions said the studie
A doctored photograph appears to show the President on a raft in Texas saving a flood victim.
The FBI's Hillary Clinton email investigation that ended without charges remains a lingering grievance for President Donald Trump, who holds it up as an example of a "rigged" system
In a speech on changing the tax code, President Donald Trump offered some political spin on the facts. Trump claimed “anywhere from $3 trillion to $5 trillion” of profits are left overseas by U.S. companies to avoid U.S. taxes. But his o
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Pants on Fire! Mike Pence cited Bible to oppose Hurricane Katrina relief bill, liberal bloggers say Left-leaning bloggers used the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to attack Vice President Mike Pence, saying he
Presidential candidate Donald Trump was criticized for donating Play-Doh to flood victims in need of food and water, but that wasn't the only item among his donations.
Antifa Manual Found at The Evergreen State College Campus-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: An Antifa Manual that outlines the Anti-Fascist (Antifa) movement’s agenda was found on the campus of Evergreen State College in Washington State. The Truth: T
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump repeats false claim about illegal border crossings A border wall with Mexico is needed for security reasons, even though traffic coming through has stopped significantly, claimed President Donald Trump.
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
President Donald Trump says that his proposed wall along the Mexico border “will stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country.” We cannot predict the future, but the fact is that most illicit drugs pass undetected through legal por