The 2017 fiscal year was very good for FactCheck.org. The enthusiasm for fact-based reporting and holding politicians accountable had never been greater. We received a record amount of individual donations — 1,777 gifts totaling $201,311 — from our readers. We received postcards from...
The United States does not pay 80 percent of the cost of operating the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, or NATO, as President Donald Trump claimed. The U.S. spends a lot more on its own defense compared with other nations in...
Arguing for a merit-based immigration system, President Donald Trump offered a muddled, inaccurate and unsubstantiated critique of a program that annually provides visas by lottery to qualified and screened applicants from countries with low immigration rates. Trump said that other...
Q: Did voters in Alabama’s special Senate election get “caught voting multiple times with fake IDs”? A: No. The Alabama Secretary of State’s office has received no such report. FULL ANSWER Alabama elected its first Democratic U.S. senator in 25 years on...
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 — was...
Sen. Bernie Sanders wrongly said President Donald Trump has never apologized for his comments on the “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged about sexually inappropriate behavior. Trump did apologize at the time for his comments in a press release,...
President Donald Trump made the false claim that “black home ownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.” That’s not remotely accurate. The National Association of Realtors referred us to the Census Bureau,...
In this week’s fact-checking segment, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s claim that Hillary Clinton “lied many times to the FBI and nothing happened to her” — suggesting Clinton was treated differently than his former national security...
In this video, we highlight six common — and inaccurate — claims from Republicans and Democrats about the GOP tax plans. The House and Senate have both passed their versions of tax legislation, and the differences in the two...
Sen. Al Franken said Republican Roy Moore — who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls — is running for the U.S. Senate “with the full support of his party.” That’s not entirely accurate. Moore has the support...

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