CNN’s Jake Tapper, in the latest fact-checking video with FactCheck.org, deconstructs President Donald Trump’s misleading claim that Sen. Bob Corker was “largely responsible” for the Iran nuclear deal. Corker, the Republican chairman of the
The Department of Health and Human Services has announced it will “immediately” stop making payments that help low-income people pay for out-of-pocket health care expenses. The announcement came late on Oct. 12 after Attorney General Jeff
AP FACT CHECK: Republican senator calls out Trump for claiming proposed tax cuts would be biggest ever
Q: Did President Donald Trump revoke the National Football League’s status as a nonprofit organization? A: No. The NFL’s league office voluntarily gave up that status in 2015. FULL QUESTION Is this true? PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER
Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently gave a speech at a climate “skeptic” conference hosted by the UK Global Warming Policy Foundation (led by Nigel Lawson who recently made incorrect claims about temperature evolution in a BBC int
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the Republican tax cut plan “raises taxes on [the] middle class,” while President Donald Trump claimed that “everybody’s gonna benefit” from a plan that “is for the middle
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Is Sen. Bob Corker responsible for the Iran deal, as Donald Trump claims? President Donald Trump escalated a war of words with Sen. Bob Corker by blaming the Tennessee Republican for the Iran nuclear deal Trump has l
The head of the National Rifle Association’s political and lobbying arm incorrectly described a repealed Social Security Administration reporting requirement for gun background checks as targeting senior citizens “who asked for help handlin
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The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Have background checks been ‘unequivocally’ shown to reduce gun violence? On the heels of the Las Vegas shooting, two military veterans-turned-congressmen waded into the debate over the country’s respon
A Detroit Firefighter Was Fired for Bringing Watermelon Fire Station-Truth! Summary of eRumor: A Detroit firefighter was discharged in September 2017 for bringing a watermelon to a fire station where mostly black firefighters worked, which was taken as
Asked if the Clinton-Kaine campaign will return contributions it received from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Sen. Tim Kaine repeatedly said the campaign is over. That’s true, but it doesn’t mean the campaign can’t refund donations. A
Jerry Jones: Dallas Cowboys Players Protesting National Anthem Will Be Benched-Truth! Summary of eRumor: Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said players who disrespect the flag by kneeling for the national anthem will be benched. The Truth: Jerry Jones i
Q: Did climate change cause the wildfires out West? A: Scientists say a hot and dry summer — conditions more likely in a warmer world — caused widespread wildfires in Western states. But land use changes also have played a role. FULL ANS
This post was updated October 10, 2017. For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. "Can you believe that, with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama
Authorities made a significant change to the timeline of the Las Vegas shooting, saying the gunman shot a hotel security guard before the massacre.
President Donald Trump misleadingly claimed Sen. Bob Corker “gave us the Iran Deal.” Corker, who opposed the nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by the Obama administration, helped craft a bipartisan bill that allowed the House and Senate to
Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock Converted to Islam 6 Months Before Massacre-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock converted to Islam six months before opening fire on a crowd gathered at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Octob
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee landed an interview with President Donald Trump on the GOP pundit’s new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network. Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is Trump’s press secretary, asked Trump about r
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | NRA's Chris Cox falsely says Dianne Feinstein wanted to take 'all of your guns' Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has offered a bill to ban bump fire stocks after police found 12 rifles equipped with these devices in
AP FACT CHECK: Republican questions about Democrats and lack of 'bump stock' regulations are only a part of a complicated story
A Dr. David Wartinger of Michigan State University published a medical study suggesting that a ride on Disney World's Big Thunder Mountain roller coaster can be beneficial.
There is no proof that a viral image insulting the president has been posted "all over" the hurricane-damaged territory.
Q: Did President Donald Trump repeal a rule that aims to block some people with mental disorders from buying guns? A: Yes. The Social Security Administration is no longer required to submit the names of certain mentally disabled beneficiaries to a fed
“Why I left California” Commentary About “The Progressive Destruction of California” –Truth! & Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A commentary headlined “Why I Left California” about the progressive destruction
Following the deadly massacre in Las Vegas, calls are growing to either ban or restrict the use of bump stocks, a device that can be attached to a semi-automatic rifle that allows it to mimic its fully automatic cousins. Twelve of the rifles police fou
At her weekly news-briefing, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called on Republicans to bring bills addressing gun violence and the Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) up for a vote. She also discussed federal response to Hurricane Maria
The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history has led to a cacophony of rumors, hoaxes, and conspiracy theories.
An apparent altercation between concert-goers was blown out of proportion, and the witness who reported the threats has changed her view on their significance.
Q: Does the NFL have rules for player conduct during the national anthem? Does the Department of Defense fund patriotic ceremonies at NFL games? A: The league doesn’t require players to stand during the anthem, and the Defense Department no long
Stories claiming that the Las Vegas shooter was linked to antifa, a loosely organized group of anti-fascist activists, are proliferating online. But his purported links to antifa are either false, fabricated or unsubstantiated. Authorities have identif
[LIVE] The House will complete consideration of H.Con.Res. 71, the $1.1T House Republicans' 2018 budget resolution. Sponsor: U.S. House of Representatives.This item belongs to: movies/TV-CSPAN.This item has files of the following types: Closed Caption
Sen. Chris Murphy urged politicians to stand up to the National Rifle Association because while “[t]he gun lobby is certainly politically powerful … it loses as many races as it wins.” But the NRA has won the vast majority of recent c
Chilling Item Links Las Vegas Shooter Stephen Paddock’s Room Links to Barack Obama-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Investigators found a “chilling item” in Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock’s hotel room that links him to President B
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | No, gun silencers wouldn't have worsened the Las Vegas shooting In the wake of the Las Vegas shooting, Hillary Clinton suggested gun silencers could have amplified the bloodshed. "The crowd fled at the sound of
“He was only stopped finally because he did not have a silencer on his weapon. And the sound drew people to the place where he was ultimately stopped. Can you imagine what this would have been if he had silencers on these weapons?” —
Flight Crew Takes Knee, Strands New Orleans Saints on Runway-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A news report claims that the pilot and co-pilot of the Boeing 737 that the team was traveling on “took a knee” and stranded the Saints team on the ru
CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold Said She Has No Sympathy for Las Vegas Shooting Victims-Truth! Summary of eRumor: CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold said she has no sympathy for victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas because they were attending a co
Jim Bates Accuses CNN of Lying About Puerto Rico Relief Efforts-Unproven! Summary of eRumor: A Facebook post from a man named Jim Bates claims that CNN has lied about Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Puerto Rico and that the people of Puerto Rico are
“You know, first, most Planned Parenthood settings are in urban areas, urban areas that have lots of OB/GYNs. . . . Now, as it turns out, the folks who don’t have access to those cancer screenings live in rural areas. They l