On 7 February 2017, President Trump held a roundtable discussion with county sheriffs from around the United States in which he cited a chilling crime statistic as a reason for inviting the sheriffs to the White House: … the murder rate in our
Before the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, few people outside the Senate had ever heard of Rule 19. -- the provision that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to stop Warren from speaking on the Senate floor. Did Elizabeth Warren
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Senate Republicans did not use Rule 19 when Ted Cruz attacked Mitch McConnell Senate Democrats attacked their GOP colleagues for using a procedural regulation to shut down Elizabeth Warren’s criticism of
After President Donald Trump wrongly accused the media of not covering terrorist attacks, the White House released a list of 78 attacks it deemed to be underreported. We rated Trump’s initial claim Pants on Fire, and the White House’s asser
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump wrong that murder rate is highest in 47 years One of President Donald Trump’s biggest campaign themes was that the United States is experiencing a crime plague of historical proportions. On Feb. 7,
“I’m very much opposed to sanctuary cities. They breed crime. There’s a lot of problems.” — President Trump, interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, Feb. 5 During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump regularly blast
Call it the election that never was. Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas debated the future of the Affordable Care Act during a 90-minute primetime debate on CNN Tuesday. President Donald Trump has promised to repeal and replace the heal
At a military base in Florida, President Donald Trump complained that “radical Islamic” terrorist attacks are “not even being reported” by the “very, very dishonest press.” That’s nonsense. White House Press Se
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump wrong to say Kuwait followed his lead on visa ban President Donald Trump's favorite social media tool is Twitter. But Trump turned to Facebook recently to defend his executive order on visas a
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | No proof ISIS leaders using Donald Trump's travel ban for recruitment A Democratic congressman called out President Donald Trump’s travel ban from seven majority-Muslim countries as counterproductive in
Kim Clement Prophesied Donald Trump’s Presidency, “Trumpet of God”-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: “Prophetic Worshipper” Kim Clement prophesied Donald Trump’s presidency in 2007 and 2008, referring to Trump as a &
“The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror.” — President Trump, statement regarding executive order, Jan. 29, 2017 “He is calli
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump wrong that media is not reporting on terrorism any more During a visit to U.S. Central Command headquarters in Tampa, President Donald Trump took a shot at one of his favorite targets -- the med
A 'Fire the Fool' rally against President Trump was announced in February 2017, but the event wasn't planned by Stephen Colbert or Rachel Maddow.
Asked if he would support a filibuster of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Sen. Bernie Sanders said President Barack “Obama’s nominations required 60 votes.” It’s true that Obama’s Supreme Court nomin
President Donald Trump said in a taped interview ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl that he had respect for Russian President Vladimir Putin despite Putin being described as a killer. "We have a lot of killers, got a lot of killers," Trump told
Two years ago, the Stanton Foundation provided us with the funding to launch SciCheck — a fact-checking feature that focuses exclusively on false and misleading scientific claims. We’re happy to announce that SciCheck is now entering its t
Two grandchildren of John Tyler, who became U.S. President in 1841, are still with us.
After reports about the quote emerged, President Donald Trump's chief strategist told journalists that he did not recall the conversation.
Q: Did the White House website feature a “QVC ad” for jewelry sold by Melania Trump? A: No. The first lady’s biography page initially said that her jewelry line was sold on QVC. However, that reference has since been removed. FULL Q
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Fact-checking Kellyanne Conway on the 'Bowling Green massacre' When White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared at a town hall event with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, she mentioned "the Bowling Green massac
Trump Executive Order Leads to Capture of ISIS Leader at JFK Airport-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration resulted in the capture of ISIS leader Rasheed Muhammad at JFK International Airport in New
Now that President Donald Trump has tapped Neil Gorsuch to fill an open seat on the Supreme Court, the Senate is once again careening toward a showdown over "the nuclear option," an obscure but important rule that governs how the chamber cond
“Two Iraqis came here to this country, were radicalized, and they were the masterminds behind the Bowling Green massacre. Most people didn’t know that because it didn’t get covered.” — White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway,
Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed that “the cause of” the spike in earthquakes in Oklahoma “is fracking.” But it’s more complicated than that. The cause involves many factors — primarily increased wastewater disposal from
Welcome to the fourth installment of Fact Checker’s series highlighting what President Trump got wrong on Twitter in a given week. Last week, we fact-checked Trump’s tweets as a part of a larger round-up of inaccurate and exagge
It’s Groundhog Day all right. But instead of seeing our shadows, we noticed politicians making some of the same false and misleading claims that we have written about several times before. We’re not sure if that means six more weeks of wint
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Most Syrian refugees are women and children, as Keith Ellison said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., pushed back on an executive order signed by President Donald Trump to indefinitely suspend admission of Syrian refugees,
5-year-old Child Handcuffed at Dulles Airport Over Immigration Ban-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Viral social media posts depicting a small child handcuffed have fueled rumors that a small child was handcuffed at Dulles Airport because of Pre
The president of Planned Parenthood says the group is willing to talk to Republicans about threats to its federal funding “because [at] Planned Parenthood, we’re nonpartisan.” In fact, the group’s political action committee gave
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Does Neil Gorsuch side with 'felons over gun safety,' as Pelosi says? President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee favors felons over gun safety, says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. Pelos
Sen. Ted Cruz said that “it has been 80 years since the Senate confirmed any judicial vacancy for the Supreme Court that occurred during a presidential election.” He’s (almost) right, but his claim lacks context. It’s actually
“In my first election in 1982, Democrats rigged about 25 percent of the voting machines to vote for everyone on the ballot but me. That’s 11 of 45 machines. The whole state was Democrat. Nothing was done to fix it.” –Rep
Justice Neil Gorsuch “should have a hearing and he should meet the voting standard that Supreme Court nominees are held to of 60 votes, a standard that was met by Elena Kagan as well as Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s choices.”
President Donald Trump’s executive order — Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States – imposes a 90-day travel ban, with some exceptions, on the citizens of seven predominately Muslim countries: Iraq, Syria,
Legal experts don't believe President Trump's filing for re-election early will have a noticeable affect on the activities of nonprofit and nongovernmental organizations.
When President Donald Trump decided to add chief strategist Steve Bannon to the National Security Council, Republicans and Democrats alike expressed alarm. The GOP’s 2008 presidential nominee, Sen. John McCain, called it a "radical departure
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