Fact Checking

Fact Checking President Trump’s Statements From His First Foreign Trip

President Donald Trump has reopened his Twitter spigot now that his foreign trip is over, so brace yourself. The intensifying investigations into …

Donald Trump

AP FACT CHECK: A rash of Trump statements under scrutiny

Print<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is firing out tweets again.<p>Investigations into Russian interference in the election and the potential …

Donald Trump

Fact Checker from The Washington Post

<b>Does Trump’s top HHS appointee believe in the discredited link between abortion & breast cancer?</b><p>We received reader requests to answer this question, so we took a look. After President Trump tapped Charmaine Yoest as assistant secretary of health and human services, critics resurfaced a 2012 New …

AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast

WASHINGTON — Trump budget director Mick Mulvaney, defending an administration that promises more economic growth than many think it can deliver, said …

U.S. Congress

Muslim Man Sues Little Caesars Over Pizza Labeled 'Halal'

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million.<p>…

Islam

$10,000 Bill for Getting Car Stuck in Newly Poured Concrete

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.<p>The …

Melania Trump’s Pricey Jacket Draws Attention in Sicily

First Lady Melania Trump wore the equivalent of an average American family's income for her appearances in Sicily.

Fashion

Tracking the Disingenuous Tactics Republicans Are Using to Defend the GOP Health Bill

Since the passage of the American Health Care Act, Republican members of Congress have tried to swing public opinion to their side.Dozens of …

ObamaCare

Did Donald Trump's trip create or save 'millions' of jobs?

In a tweet from his first foreign trip as president, President Donald Trump touted his accomplishments on one of the cornerstones of his presidential …

Donald Trump

Why economists are skeptical that U.S. can grow by 3 percent

There are few things Donald Trump loved more during his presidential campaign than proving the experts wrong. His next target: …

Economics

Price remarks about opioid addiction treatment cause uproar

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price raised an uproar after being quoted by a West Virginia newspaper as saying that a type of treatment for …

Is This ‘Monster Bullfrog’ Real?

A photograph of a "monster bullfrog" is real, but forced perspective makes it look larger than it actually is.

Texas

FACT CHECK: Did Pope Francis Slap Away President Trump's Hand?

CLAIM<p>A video shows Pope Francis slapping away Donald Trump's hand.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>A short clip purportedly showing Pope Francis slapping away …

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's theory about Iran's collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump asserted this week that Iran was six months from ruin before its economy was saved by the nuclear deal with the West. That scenario, though, does not fit with the circumstances of that time.<p>Here's a look at Trump's statement on the 2015 deal that eased …

Iran

Pence Misleads on Premiums

Vice President Mike Pence went too far in claiming that a new report showed that “the average premium across this country has actually doubled under …

Insurance

'Fargo' Fact Check: Did a Sandwich Really Help Start World War I?

<i>(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if you haven’t watched Wednesday’s episode of “Fargo”)</i><p>“Fargo” Season 3’s wolf-toothed villain V.M. Varga (David …

Hollywood

FACT CHECK: Was This Enormous Grasshopper Caught in Montana?

CLAIM<p>A photograph shows a man holding a 3-foot grasshopper.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>For several years, a black-and-white photograph purporting to show a man …

Authors retract much-debated blockchain paper from F1000

The authors of a popular — and heavily debated — <i>F1000Research</i> paper proposing a method to prevent scientific misconduct have decided to retract …

Research

Video: Health-care premiums will increase under the GOP health plan

Please watch the Fact Checker’s video explanation of how health-care premiums will increase over the next decade under either the Affordable Care Act or the House GOP replacement, the American Health Care Act. For more information, please read our column on this issue.<p>(About our rating scale)<p><b>Send</b> …

ObamaCare

Did Obamacare premiums double in most states this year? No

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the House-passed Republican health care bill would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance …

Health Care

American Action Network - Conservative group's ad misleads about pre-existing conditions in GOP health care bill

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Conservative group's ad misleads about pre-existing conditions in GOP health care bill<br>A political group backed …

U.S. Congress

Is Iowa Obamacare’s canary in the coal mine? Not really

Whatever your view of the health care debate, the news out of Iowa isn’t good. In April, two large insurers, Wellmark and Aetna, said they would not …

Health Care

FACT CHECK: Everything Donald Trump Has Accomplished in Just Four Months?

CLAIM<p>An online graphic accurately details President Trump's notable accomplishments during his first four months in office.<p>RATING<p>MIXTURE<p>ORIGIN<p>In May …

U.S. Treasury

Carrier Plant Trump 'Rescued' Will Lay Off Hundreds by Christmas

Despite assurances from President Donald Trump during his campaign that he would prevent the air-conditioner maker Carrier from moving jobs to …

Donald Trump

FACT CHECK: Physicist Warns That Fidget Spinners Could Affect Earth's Center of Gravity?

CLAIM<p>A respected physicist has warned that fidget spinners could have a harmful effect on the Earth’s center of gravity.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>On 10 May …

Washington Post's Fact Checker Retweets Bogus Document About Trump's Israel Visit

I’ve never been much of a fan of the Washington Post’s alleged Fact Checking operation and its intellectual master, Glenn Kessler. When you compare …

Conservative POV

Reuters removes story on gender confirmation surgery because firm mistakenly released data

Reuters has removed a story about gender confirmation surgery, saying it included problematic data.<p>The public relations firm representing the …

FACT CHECK: Does Sheriff David Clarke Wear 'Fake' Military Medals?

CLAIM<p>Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke wears fake military medals.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>In May 2017, after the Department of Homeland Security reportedly …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Can fact-checkers agree on what is true? New study doesn’t point to the answer

False. Pants on Fire. Three Pinocchios. Ratings are often the most popular and the most controversial part of fact checks.<p>Readers enjoy their …

Journalism

Woman Trying to Buy Birthday Card Trapped Inside CVS

TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A woman trying to buy a birthday card called police when she was accidentally barricaded inside a CVS store in central …

CVS