FactCheck.org→ Obama’s Final Numbers

Summary The numbers are nearly all in now. What they show about what really happened during the eight years that Barack Obama was president is sometimes different from what politicians claimed. The economy gained a net 11.5 million jobs. The unemploym Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s U.N. Speech

Summary In his first speech to the U.N. General Assembly, President Donald Trump reprised misleading talking points on everything from job growth to defense spending. We’ve written about variations of some of these claims numerous times, but sinc Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Phoenix Fiction

Summary President Donald Trump delivered a raucous, error-filled speech in Arizona on Aug. 22, just days after he was uniformly criticized for blaming “both sides” for the deadly violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Vir Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Charlottesville Driver Mix-up

Q: Did the man who drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, meet with former President Obama in the White House? A: No. A satirical website confuses the driver with the organizer of the rally, who is rumored to hav Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Hollywood Strike Hoax

Q: Did Hollywood celebrities threaten to strike until President Donald Trump resigns? A: No. That story was made up by a “HYBRID site of news and satire.” FULL QUESTION Are eminent Hollywood celebrities preparing for a massive strike in Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Can Opioid Addiction Be Cured?

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads. Price made his claims on May 9 while in West Virginia, t Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Special Counsel Q&A

On May 17, the Justice Department announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to investigate any possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government’s efforts to influence the 201 Go to site post…»