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Who’s to Blame for Higher Gas Prices?

With gasoline prices rising, Sen. Chuck Schumer placed the blame on President Donald Trump, and specifically his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. But experts say that decision has had

Scientist Schools Congressmen on Climate

During a recent hearing on the role of innovation in addressing climate change, several Republicans made faulty claims about the climate, past and present. The post Scientist Schools Congressmen on
CNN Not Shutting Down

CNN Not Shutting Down

Q: Is CNN going to shut down because of poor TV ratings? A: No. There is no evidence to support that headline from a known purveyor of viral deceptions. FULL ANSWER CNN is not preparing to shutter,
No New Charges for Maxine Waters

No New Charges for Maxine Waters

Q: Has Rep. Maxine Waters recently been “charged on 3 counts”? A: No. The California Democrat was investigated for ethics violations following a 2008 meeting, but she was found to have broken no
Trump’s Misleading L.A. Story

Trump’s Misleading L.A. Story

President Donald Trump claimed that federal immigration officials asked the Los Angeles Police Department in January to detain an "illegal immigrant," but the police "let him go, and he killed
Trump’s and Pelosi’s Immigration Spat

Trump’s and Pelosi’s Immigration Spat

President Donald Trump’s use of the word “animals” in what he says was a reference to MS-13 gang members has resulted in a spat between the president and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. The post

Trump Misquotes Clapper on FBI ‘Spy’

In a morning tweetstorm on the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump misquoted James Clapper. Trump claimed the former intelligence director said, "Trump should be happy that the FBI was SPYING

Trump Blames Own Border Policy on Democrats

President Donald Trump wrongly blamed Democrats for a Trump administration policy that will separate parents and their young children caught entering the U.S. illegally. The post Trump Blames Own

No Antifa Connection in Texas School Shooting

Q: Did the school shooter in Santa Fe, Texas wear an Antifa insignia? A: No. There is no evidence that he was a member of that loose organization of activists. FULL ANSWER Officials are still
National Rifle Association

National Rifle Association

The National Rifle Association of America advocates for gun rights and claims more than 5 million members. The post National Rifle Association appeared first on FactCheck.org.
Santa Fe Gunman Didn’t Proclaim ‘Love for Obama’

Santa Fe Gunman Didn’t Proclaim ‘Love for Obama’

Q: Did the alleged gunman in the deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School confess “love for Obama”? A: No. That story was first published on a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER The

Judicial Nominees, Secret Service, Clinton Foundation

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Deadly ‘Pot’ Not Approved by The FDA

Deadly ‘Pot’ Not Approved by The FDA

Q: Did an FDA-approved form of “synthetic marijuana” lead to recent deaths in Illinois? A: No. The drugs that have killed four people in the last two months are unregulated and illegal. FULL
False Story Ties Clintons to Doctor’s Death

False Story Ties Clintons to Doctor’s Death

Q: Did the late surgeon Dean Lorich expose “Clinton Foundation corruption in Haiti”? A: No. Lorich co-authored an article criticizing the medical response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, not the

Trump’s Hollow Complaint

A report issued by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service indicates that while the average time for confirmation is historically high, federal judges appointed by President Trump were

No Arrests of ‘Sanctuary City’ Leaders

Q: Did President Donald Trump have the leaders of so-called “sanctuary cities” arrested? A: No. Federal officials have discussed reviewing whether charges can be brought, but there have been no such
Schiff Shanks Trump Golf Cart Story

Schiff Shanks Trump Golf Cart Story

Rep. Adam Schiff mistakenly claimed that the Secret Service has paid the Trump Organization "over $150,000 ... for the privilege of renting Donald Trump golf carts to protect Donald Trump on his
Paul Ryan Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws

Paul Ryan Didn’t Violate Campaign Finance Laws

Q: Did House Speaker Paul Ryan break campaign finance laws in a meeting with donor Sheldon Adelson? A: No. He met with Adelson (which is legal), but there’s no evidence he solicited a $30 million
Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood

An advocate for reproductive rights that operates three national political committees. The post Planned Parenthood appeared first on FactCheck.org.
John Kerry Not ‘Facing Prison’

John Kerry Not ‘Facing Prison’

Q: Is John Kerry “facing prison after interfering with Iran”? A: No. Kerry reportedly met with an Iranian official to discuss saving the Iran nuclear agreement, but no charges have been brought and