Fact Checking

It's been a year since Trump's inauguration. Here's how his promises stack up.

This time last year, Americans were waiting for a new president to take office.<p>Donald Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20, 2017, came after a presidential …

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Durbin's 'History' of Distortions

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines efforts by Republican Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue to discredit Democratic Sen. …


Everything you need to know about a government shutdown

A government shutdown appears closer to reality now than at any time since 2013.<p>President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate and House …


Judge orders journal to identify peer reviewers: CrossFit lawyer

A court is reportedly telling a journal to unmask a retracted paper’s peer reviewers, part of a defamation lawsuit involving the journal’s publisher …


Did Sen. Tom Cotton Issue a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter to a Constituent?

The Arkansas Republican's office says such letters are "only used under extreme circumstances."


Trump's Numbers

<b>Summary</b><p>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 …


Is ‘Bluetooth’ Technology Named After a Viking King?

The name of the wireless technology standard apparently originated during a Toronto pub crawl one dark and stormy night.


Trump gets mixed reviews from March for Life antiabortion protesters

Thousands of activists at the annual March for Life enjoyed a rare display of political firepower Friday, with addresses by the president, vice president and House speaker all celebrating gains the antiabortion movement has made under Donald Trump. But the movement’s elevated status comes at the …

Rights & Freedoms

Fact-checking Donald Trump's fake news awards

The list of "fake news" winners released by President Donald Trump and the Republican Party on Thursday is mainly a tally of reported mistakes about …

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Fact Check: Trump's Claim That Shutdown Would Hurt Military

Amid signs that the country could be headed toward a government shutdown this weekend, President Donald Trump said the consequences of one would be …

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Trump's False Claim About Mexico's Violence

Making a pitch for border wall funding, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that Mexico is “now rated the number one most dangerous country in the …


Fact-checking Trump's 'results' from his fake news awards

As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring. "While the media spent …

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Fact-checking Cory Booker's stat about white nationalists

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said in an interview on CNN that President Donald Trump’s reported comments describing Haiti as a "s---hole" present a …


How Trump plans to build a wall, and make Mexico pay for it

The boldest promise of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was also one of his first.<p>"I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better …


Walmart Offers Way to Turn Leftover Opioids Into Useless Gel

Walmart is helping customers get rid of leftover opioids by giving them packets that turn the addictive painkillers into a useless gel.


Trump’s Phony ‘Fake News’ Claims

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 …

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Donald Trump - Donald Trump said Chrysler is leaving Mexico. It isn't

The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Donald Trump said Chrysler is leaving Mexico. It isn't<br>Several automakers have unveiled hefty plans to expand in …


Full Fact comment on latest EU membership fee claim

Being a statistician in the wrong country is a bad business.<p>Greece’s former chief statistician, who corrected inaccurate and misleading debt figures, …


O-Meter: President Trump’s record on campaign promises after year one | | Tampa Bay Times

Trump-o-meter<p>PolitiFact rates Donald Trump’s first year<p>Much of Donald Trump’s presidency has been defined by provocative tweets and gloves-off …

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Is Mohammed the Most Popular Name for Newborn Boys in the Netherlands?

No, it's not.

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Checking on El Paso's crime-safety ranking

We’ve previously found flaws in claims that El Paso ranks among the nation’s safest cities.<p>This week, though, a Texas Democrat hoping to fill the …

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Donald Trump rocked the immigration system right away | | Tampa Bay Times

Donald Trump’s immigration promises<p>How he shook the system in his first year<p>Donald Trump guaranteed his voters a dramatic reshaping of the nation’s …


Did the Media Ignore Obama Calling Libya a ‘Shit Show’?

President Obama used the term "shit show" in private to refer to the escalating violence in Libya following the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

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Trump's Claim on Diversity Visas

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews President Donald Trump’s bogus claim that other countries are abusing a U.S. …

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DNC offers one-sided view on who gets tax bill's benefits

The Democratic National Committee said one of President Donald Trump’s proudest achievements from his first year is really a giveaway to the …


No, Uranium One investigation has not led to an indictment

Several news websites have reported that the investigation of wrongdoing involving Uranium One and Hillary Clinton bagged its first …


After the fact – Jeremy Hunt vs Ralf Little

In November last year, the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, and the actor, Ralf Little, had a heated debate on Twitter about the state of …

Hatewatch Headlines 1/12/2018

Washington Post: Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries.<p>Think Progress: After Thursday’s remarks, these journalists …

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Pelosi Inflates Tax Cuts

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the new tax law will provide “at least a $1.3 trillion tax break for corporations.” That’s …


The DACA Population Numbers

President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and …