Fact Checking

All Taxes statements that are Pants on Fire!

Phonetic analysis says otherwise<p>Same claim, another pair of pants is ablaze<p>Sanders mostly targets the richest, not 'you people'<p>Wrong from either side …

Taxes

Fact Checker from The Washington Post

<b>President Trump’s false claims about Obamacare, wiretapping and … his own false claims</b><p>President Trump criticized fact-checkers at a speech this week: “If it’s off by one-hundredth of a percent, I end up getting Pinocchios.”<p>But we beg to differ. Under our standards, being off by 100th of a …

Health Care

Data shows Planned Parenthood clinics in underserved areas

During debate on the Republican health care bill, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., spoke passionately about the impact it will have on women’s …

Health Care

“It’s been three tough years:” Macchiarini whistleblower cleared of previous charges

Karl-Henrik Grinnemo<p><i>Karl-Henrik Grinnemo</i> <i>was worried. The doctor and clinical researcher at the Karolinska Institute was working with a high-profile</i> …

Research

Fact Check: Did Trump Promise To Repeal and Replace Obamacare On Day One?

Campaign promises.<p>After failing to secure the votes needed to make the GOP version of Obamacare a reality, President Trump gave a warning to those …

Conservative POV

All Health Care statements that are False

‘Spiral’ claim is more spin than fact<p>Call the urban myth department<p>He wants to overhaul Medicare, not end it<p>She wants to protect Obamacare<p>We put a …

Health Care

Did 14 Washington, D.C., Girls Go Missing Within a 24-Hour Period?

CLAIM<p>Fourteen teenaged girls went missing in Washington, D.C., within 24 hours.<p>RATING<p>MIXTURE<p>WHAT'S TRUE<p>There were still 22 open cases involving …

Congressional Black Caucus

All Health Care statements that are Half-True

Plenty of amendments, few of substance<p>Important, but not the main source of cash<p>Trump oversimplifies why it happened<p>Figure is too high, but ACA …

Health Care

Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Claims on the Health Bill Failure

WASHINGTON — Reeling from a major blow to his legislative agenda, President Trump blamed Democrats on Friday after House Republicans rescinded their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He insisted it wasn’t an immediate priority anyway.<p>Here is an assessment of his claims.<p><b>Mr. Trump</b> …

Health Care

AP FACT CHECK: Willie Nelson not deathly ill, publicist says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Nelson has played nearly a dozen shows in recent weeks and is not deathly ill, his publicist said, despite a series of reports claiming the country music legend is struggling to breathe.<p>A March 13 Radar Online report quoted an anonymous source saying Nelson was "deathly …

Finance

Magazines find there’s little time to fact-check online

Photo via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>Days after Kellyanne Conway</b> uttered the now-infamous phrase “alternative facts” during a TV interview, <i>Mother Jones</i> …

Journalism

Platt: In an era of fake news, the Ontario Liberals are making things worse

When a government picks a slogan, you never hear the end of it.<p>News releases, social media feeds, podium placards, radio and TV advertising, speeches …

Canada

Three Sheets to the Wind: The Rum-Soaked Voyage of the USS Constitution

Naval lore has it that the crew of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") consumed more than 250,000 gallons of liquor and not a single drop of water …

Rum

All Ethics statements that are Pants on Fire!

Made a 'clean break' weeks ago<p>His comments show the contrary<p>You mean the other way around?<p>'M*A*S*H' star needs to triage this claim<p>Um, remember that …

Ethics

Obama: No premium hike for 'vast majority' in Obamacare

On the day House Republicans had scheduled a vote to repeal and replace Obamacare, the man whose name became synonymous with the sweeping health care …

Barack Obama

Pants On Fire: Fact Check Time!

In the Tiny Tyrant’s latest interview, he once again went straight back to the past, resurrected old lies, and brought out a couple new ones. …

Donald Trump

Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance

WASHINGTON — In an interview with Time magazine on Wednesday, President Trump cited The New York Times as evidence of his claim, made in a series of Twitter posts on March 4, that President Barack Obama had wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign. The F.B.I. …

Journalism

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claim of fleeing doctors rings false

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making the case for a Republican repeal and replacement of his predecessor's health care law, President Donald Trump reached for a dire-sounding argument that's unsupported by the data.<p>"Many of our best and brightest are leaving the medical profession entirely because of …

Health Care

Russian Lawyer Injured in Mysterious Fall Before Court Appearance

On 21 March 2017, Nikolai Gorokhov, a lawyer representing the family of Russian whistleblower Sergei L. Magnitsky, was gravely injured in a …

Man on Crystal Meth Kills 12 Neighbors, Thinking They're Zombies?

CLAIM<p>A Georgia man went on a killing frenzy and murdered 31 people after binge-watching <i>The Walking Dead</i>.<p>RATING<p>false<p>ORIGIN<p>On 20 October 2016, the …

Methamphetamine

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his unachieved achievements

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is taking credit for persuading TransCanada Corp. to withdraw a hefty lawsuit against the U.S. government …

World War I

Stabbing, Vehicle Attack Reported at London Parliament

At least one person has been killed in a chaotic series of attacks outside British Parliament on 22 March 2017. The attacks included a man driving a …

Westminster Bridge

The Republican health care bill: A cheat sheet

The GOP House health care plan has lots of moving parts, but don’t fret. We at PolitiFact have been analyzing the legislation since it’s …

Health Care

Fact-checking Trump’s TIME interview on truth and falsehoods

Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he make so many unsubstantiated claims.<p>"What …

Donald Trump

David Price: AHCA would cost average North Carolinian $7,500

As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, North Carolina Rep. David Price said few people in …

Health Care

All Terrorism statements that are Pants on Fire!

We checked out both applications<p>He flatly rejected a more plausible critique<p>Nightmarish as in unconfirmed<p>U.S. has always opposed ISIS and its …

Terrorism

New Facebook "Fact Checker" Will Warn You About "Fake News" (Yay!)

Fake News

IJR Staffers Suspended for Promoting Obama Conspiracy Theory

Independent Journal Review (IJR), a conservative-leaning news and opinion web site founded in 2012, has suspended three members of their editorial …

Conspiracies

Do “Naked” Juices and Smoothies Contain Formaldehyde?

Claims regarding the presence of formaldehyde in “Naked” products rely on the assumption that chemicals modified through reactions with other …

Nutrition

Sean Spicer says Paul Manafort played minor campaign role

Press Secretary Sean Spicer tried to distance the White House from President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, who has come …

Donald Trump