Ultimate fighting star Conor McGregor is facing criminal charges after a backstage melee injured two fighters.
Asserting the situation had reached "a point of crisis," President Donald Trump signed a proclamation ordering the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration.
Q: Did the Obama administration legalize “bump stocks” for semiautomatic rifles? A: No federal law explicitly addresses “bump stocks.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives ruled 10 times between 2008 and 20
Q: Has Nancy Pelosi introduced articles of impeachment for Donald Trump? A: No. The House Democratic leader has repeatedly opposed calls for impeachment. FULL ANSWER Nancy Pelosi, minority leader in the House of Representatives, has maintained her opp
AP FACT CHECK: Trump brings inaccurate stats to the fight as he goes after China on trade
President Donald Trump said nearly all of the land once controlled by ISIS in Syria and Iraq has been retaken and “it all took place since our election.” But even the State Department’s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition sai
There have been eight congressional special elections since Donald Trump was inaugurated, and Republicans have won five of them. But the president spun that into a 5-0 record “up until last week” in a speech at a National Republican Congres
Prayer Requests for Jimmy Coyne’s Grandson, High School Student Beaten Over School Walkout-Disputed! Summary of eRumor: Social meda was flooded with prayer requests for Jimmy Coyne’s grandson, a teenager from Oklahoma who was reportedly bea
In the past year, California saw a number of extraordinary wildfires, including October’s Tubbs fire north of San Francisco and the Thomas fire near Los Angeles in December. It generally takes a confluence of factors to produce destructive fires, and
In a campaign speech supporting the Republican candidate in a special House election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, President Donald Trump made several false and misleading statements on a range of topics, from drug smuggling to the stock marke
Q: Did Keanu Reeves say that President Donald Trump is a role model? A: No. That’s a made-up quote that has been attributed to at least two other actors. FULL ANSWER Keanu Reeves doesn’t say much publicly about politics. He has long had a
72 People Killed Resisting Gun Confiscation by National Guard in Boston-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A group of paramilitary extremists attacked the National Guard while it attempted to confiscate guns in Boston, leaving 72 dead and hundreds injur
In the wake of the Florida school shooting, politicians have raised concern over the influence of violent video games and films on young people, with the president claiming they’re “shaping young people’s thoughts.” Scientists s
Q: Did FactCheck.org expose Snopes.com as an “extremely liberal propaganda site”? A: No. That false claim was made in a meme circulating online. FULL QUESTION A Facebook post states that your org found that snopes was biased in favor of li
Both insist they'll keep fighting. And both concede a solution is far from reach.
President Donald Trump made an apples-to-oranges comparison to suggest that his predecessor and Democrats have changed their tune on election rigging. Trump cited a pre-election quote from then-President Barack Obama telling Trump to “stop whinin
Contrary to spin from White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, the indictments handed down last week against 13 Russians for meddling in U.S. elections show they clearly supported one candidate over another in the 2016 presidential genera
Florida School Shooter Nikolas Cruz is a Member of Antifa, Resistance Groups-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz is a member of Antifa and has taken part in the “resistance” movement. The Truth: Nikolas Cruz does
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Donald Trump: ISIS territory losses near 100 percent President Donald Trump spoke proudly of gains made in the fight against the Islamic State. He looked back to his pledge in 2017 to "extinguish ISIS from
The minority party in the Senate — in this case, the Democrats — can block, or filibuster, legislation by taking advantage of a Senate rule that requires 60 votes to end debate on legislation before a final vote can be taken on the bill. Th
The government may soon be back open for business, but the fight over "Dreamers" is far from over. Lawmakers agreed to reopen the federal government Jan. 22 after three days of a government shutdown caused in part by a failure to agree on wha
As lawmakers and the White House struggled to resolve the differences that produced a government shutdown, President Donald Trump revived an idea on Twitter that he had proposed in the past -- eliminating the filibuster in the Senate. ‘Great to s
In his first year in office, Donald Trump proved to be a singular figure, casting aside norms and traditions, fighting with Republicans and Democrats alike and changing how the nation and the presidency are viewed at home and abroad.
A government shutdown appears closer to reality now than at any time since 2013. President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate and House and the congressional Democratic minority are fighting over how to extend spending for federal operation
Summary Now that President Donald Trump has been in office for one day shy of a full year, it’s time to take a look at how well his boasts — and his critics’ complaints — stack up against hard data. Here we offer key measures
SUMMARY Many stories were written about climate science in 2017, but were the ones that “went viral” scientifically accurate? To find out, we compiled a list of articles with the most comments, shares, and likes on social networks using data from
President Donald Trump often dismisses news stories or media outlets that he doesn’t like as “fake news.” How often? A database of his public remarks contains 320 references last year to “fake news.” Usually, it’s a
Even books about Donald Trump seem to break norms: Trump hasn’t been in office a year, and already there’s a gossipy insider account that claims to show the real goings-on of the Trump White House. Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury: Insid
Bill and Hillary Clinton’s House Fire Destroys Hard Drives, Servers-Fiction! Summary of eRumor: A fire at Bill and Hillary Clinton’s mansion in Chappaqua, New York, destroyed a room full of hard drivers and servers sought by the FBI. The
The prolific "alphabet series" author had been fighting cancer for two years.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that more car accidents were “caused” by drugs than alcohol for the first time in 2016. But the report his office cited as support didn’t show that. The report shows alcohol — not drugs
House Bill Would Charge Veterans For GI Bill Benefits-Truth! & Outdated! Summary of eRumor: A bill would charge veterans $100 per month to access GI Bill education benefits. The Truth: The House Veterans Affairs Committee considered a bill in April
In a Fox News interview, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway wrongly claimed that “the Clinton Foundation doesn’t exist anymore.” Contributions to the Clinton Foundation declined in 2016, tax records show, but the charity is still very
President Donald Trump retweeted a video that purported to show a “Muslim migrant” beating up “a Dutch boy on crutches.” But, according to the Netherlands Embassy in the United States, the attacker wasn’t an immigrant. He
Democratic Livermore Mayor Marshall Kamena on Donald Trump-Incorrect Attribution! Summary of eRumor: A column attributed to Dr. Marshall Kamena, a registered Democrat and the elected mayor of Livermore, California, defends President Trump’s lack
Q: Did a judge in Montana rule that a “Muslim man can marry 9-year-old girl”? A: No. The couple in the “wedding” photo are actually actors who were part of an advocacy group’s campaign to fight child marriage in Lebanon. FULL A
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based.” — President Trump, in a tweet, Nov. 1 “We are fighting hard for Merit
Sen. Rand Paul misrepresented two studies supported by federal grants, while advocating legislation he introduced to change the federal grant funding process. In both cases, Paul, a 2016 presidential candidate and Republican from Kentucky, confused the
President Donald Trump criticized Sen. Chuck Schumer for helping to create the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program used by an Uzbekistan-born immigrant charged with killing eight people in New York City. In 1990, Schumer was instrumental in helping to cr
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | No data to support claim that HIV/AIDS has spiked due to fentanyl and heroin use Democratic Sen. Edward J. Markey said that the Trump administration’s plan to use funds from HIV and AIDS programs to figh