Sen. Rand Paul, who opposes the Republican Senate health care bill, says subsidies “are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current Obamacare law.” But the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the aver
President Donald Trump recently told supporters that he wanted to reduce the number of people receiving public assistance, and he wants to put in place new rules barring immigrants from receiving government benefits for at least five years. "We wa
Mitch McConnell Had Polio, Government Healthcare Saved His Life-Mostly Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Claims that Senator Mitch McConnell had polio as a child and free government healthcare saved his life began making the rounds as McConnell led Senate
Johnny Depp Arrested, Charged Under Patriot Act-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Johnny Depp has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to assassinate the president under the Patriot Act after making controversial remarks about President Trump. The Truth
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Bernie Sanders' projection of 'thousands' of deaths from lost health coverage is well-supported During an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., didn’t hold back in his criti
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kellyanne Conway's Mostly False claim that GOP bill doesn't cut Medicaid Politics and math don’t always get along, and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway raised a common complaint about how peop
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama blasts GOP Senate bill as tax cut for the rich at health care’s expense Former President Barack Obama has maintained a low profile since leaving the White House, but recently he took to Facebook to blas
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Trump wrongly calls Mueller's staffers Clinton supporters, employees Robert Mueller’s appointment as a special counsel to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia has angered
The court will consider whether a baker can refuse on religious grounds to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
“You have a gang called MS-13. They don’t like to shoot people. They like to cut people. They do things that nobody can believe. These are true animals. We are moving them out of the country by the thousands, by the thousand
Shortly before Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we asked several health policy analysts for the aspects of the bill that they would be paying close attention to. They came up with five key issues to
Q: Is President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Marc Kasowitz, “costing taxpayers $10,000 per hour” for his services during the Russia investigation? A: No. That claim comes from a baseless story on an “entertainment” w
Partisan web sites misrepresent the source of funding for the Republican senator's care as an infant in Alabama.
Clinton Estate a Crime Scene, Steel Barrel Graves Found-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Dead bodies have been found in “steel barrel graves” at the Clinton estate, and Bill and Hillary Clinton are under criminal investigation. The Truth: A webs
Police fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed African American teenager, in 2014.
The 2020 presidential campaign is more than 1,200 days away, but President Donald Trump held yet another Make America Great Again rally — this time in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And, as he did in past campaign speeches, Trump spoke for a long time and r
Editor’s note: This story will be updated. Senate Republicans may have vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare, but the plan they unveiled retains some of the key features of the law they love to hate. The bill leaves in place the overall structure
A partisan web site quotes the House Minority Leader selectively in order to create a false equivalence with the 2017 Republican health care plan.
Now that a Senate health care bill has been unveiled, senators will be jousting over its provisions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. But substantive policy differences aren’t
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi cites research from two partisan groups to claim that the Republican health care bill would result in the loss of 1.8 million jobs by 2022. But a recent independent study put the expected job loss at 413,000 by that y
Senate Republicans released a health care bill "discussion draft," on June 22, 2017. Read the text of the bill below. PolitiFact is fact-checking the health care debate; read all of our fact-checks on health care. See Figure 1
Bill Clinton Has Aids, Transmitted AIDS to Hillary Clinton-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A former D.C. call girl has come forward with accusations that President Bill Clinton has AIDS, and that Hillary Clinton is HIV positive. The Truth: An unsubstanti
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | It's fake news that the United States didn't land on the moon An Internet post claiming that high-ranking Chinese officials had called the American moon landing a "complete hoax" is a fake news sto
“Twenty-five days of consecutive session on a bill that was partisan in the sense that Republicans were angry with it, but we still had the courage of our convictions to have a debate on the floor.” — Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-
In an interview on CNBC, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said carbon dioxide is not “the primary control knob” for the Earth’s temperature and climate. But scientists say it’s “extremely likely” that human activity &
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | White House tweet wrongly says Obamacare led to fewer insurance options In its drive to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, the Trump administration turned to Twitter with
Q: Did Kellyanne Conway say liberal women hate her because of her “striking beauty and intellect”? A: There’s no evidence she did. That claim comes from a website that warns readers to rely on its information “at your own risk.”
Senate Republicans are soon scheduled to unveil the bill they will use to seek to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill -- drafted in secret, away from even most Senate Republicans -- has prompted intense speculation about what might be
Clint Eastwood Dies of Heart Attack at Age 87-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Actor Clint Eastwood has died of a heart attack at the age of 87. The Truth: A fake news website mocked-up to look like CNN is behind Clint Eastwood death hoaxes that went vira
A new poll about summer travel finds that the top thing Americans want to do on vacation is ... nothing.
The Democratic candidate has drawn criticism online from President Donald Trump for living just outside the district boundary, but he is not legally required to live within the region he represents.
Q: Has Rep. Maxine Waters attended only “10 percent of congressional meetings for 35 years”? A: No. That claim was made in a blog post that cited an inaccurate comment on Reddit. FULL QUESTION Has Maxine Waters really missed 90% of he
As Senate Republicans move closer to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have ramped up their attacks against the secrecy Republicans have used to write the bill -- and have particularly targeted the hypocrisy of Republican lawma
Jay Sekulow, an attorney on President Donald Trump’s legal team, made the rounds of the Sunday shows to talk about the Russia investigation. But he glossed over relevant facts in defense of his client: Sekulow repeatedly said Trump fired FBI Dir
Barron Trump Wins National Academic Science Award-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: President Donald Trump’s son, Barron Trump, won a national academic science award for a project that focus on the regulation of thermodynamics in shale rock. The Truth:
“Americans will lose their health coverage because of his proposal. And it is a job loser. Estimated to be 1.8 million jobs lost. Donald Trump is a job loser.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, remarks to reporters. June 9, 2017 R
Q: Did President Donald Trump send Barack Obama a bill for his “vacation scam”? A: No. That bogus claim comes from a “satirical publication.” FULL QUESTION Did President Trump send the Obamas a bill for their vacation trip, etc.? FULL ANSWER P
On NBC10 in Philadelphia’s “@ Issue” program on June 18, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump pointing to the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as evidence that his administrati
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump tweet on 50% approval cherry-picks polling data President Donald Trump opened his first Father’s Day as president with a bright-and-early boast about his poll numbers. "The new Rasmusse
Bernie Sanders Drives $170,000 Audi R8 Sport Car-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Photos show Bernie Sanders driving a $172,000 Audi R8 sport car that he purchased with donations to his 2016 presidential campaign. The Truth: An unidentified man with a pas