FactCheck.org→ Trump’s False Gitmo Blame

President Donald Trump wrongly tweeted that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama Administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Actually, it’s only nine former detainees. The other 113 were released under President George Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Precision in Climate Science

The Line: Scientists cannot precisely measure climate change nor the impact of human activity on climate change. The Party: Republican In the past, some Republicans have denied that global warming and climate change are occurring — calling the f Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Trump’s Address to Congress

Summary In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump stuck closely to his prepared remarks, but ran afoul of the facts in some cases. Trump said the U.S. has spent $6 trillion in the Middle East and “with this $6 t Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Border Adjustment Baloney

The anti-tax Club for Growth claims in a TV ad that a key Republican tax proposal “will” cost “middle-class families” $1,700 in higher prices.  That’s baloney. Economists generally believe the proposal wouldn’t affe Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Groundhog Friday

It’s a health care edition of Groundhog Friday, our feature highlighting political claims we’ve debunked before. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz, who both finished in second in the races for the Democratic and Republican nominations for p Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Cruz’s Obamacare Whopper

Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that “Obamacare is discouraging people from going to medical school.” Actually, medical school applicants and enrollees are at an all-time high. “We have not seen any indication of declining interest in medicine Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ No Data Manipulation at NOAA

Top Republicans on the House science committee claim a former National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientist “confirmed” that his NOAA colleagues “manipulated” climate data for a 2015 study. But that scientist denies that he accused Go to site post…»

FactCheck.org→ Groundhog Day

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 Go to site post…»