John Kerry was in Paris. But did he meet with Iranians? He says no

Republican operatives claimed to have definitive proof that the chief American architect of the Iran nuclear deal met secretly with Iranian officials in Paris just days after President Donald Trump

A look into the business practices of Indiana's Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun

In the wake of Mike Braun’s victory as the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate from Indiana, Democratic Super PAC American Bridge attacked his record on Twitter. "Mike Braun, the Republican nominee

What's true, what's not about Santa Fe, Texas, school shooting

A shooting at a Santa Fe, Texas, high school killed 10 people and injured another 10, state officials said, and explosive devices were found both on and off campus. A male suspect is in custody. The

The facts on mass shootings, guns in the United States

With each mass shooting comes shock and heartbreak. But the enflamed rhetoric is not far behind. We hear the same arguments about gun violence, mental health, how firearms should be regulated and

A closer look at payments to Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen

Several corporations admitted to paying President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen in hopes of gaining access to Trump or his thinking after financial records of the transactions were

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s misleading immigration claims in meeting with California officials

President Donald Trump hosted sheriffs and other elected officials from California to talk about immigration policies that he sees as counter to his agenda. The most discussed news from that May 16

In Context: Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, ‘animals’

President Donald Trump has fueled criticism from lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates after saying that some people coming into the United States are "animals." Trump’s remarks came during a May

One year into Mueller probe, a review of attacks and key questions

It’s been one year to the day since Robert Mueller was appointed special counsel to investigate "any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the

Do facts still matter to you?

The thought of a "post-truth world" has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Do facts still matter? Is telling the truth still important? You are the reason why we're so sure the answer to both

Laurel or Yanny? A fact-checker’s guide

Once again, America is a nation fiercely divided. This time, it’s not about politics. It’s Team Yanny vs. Team Laurel. The debate started three days ago when a Reddit user shared a four-second audio

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Fact-checking Donald Trump CIA pick Gina Haspel’s Senate hearing

President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director faced tough questions from lawmakers about her role in the CIA’s interrogation of detainees in U.S. custody following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Members

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For more than 10 years, we’ve been sorting out fact from fiction and holding politicians all across the country accountable — stories that you can’t find anywhere else. You may not realize this, but

Can Robert Mueller subpoena Donald Trump? A look at the legal precedents

President Donald Trump has said he’d "love to speak" to special counsel Robert Mueller but that some of his lawyers advise against it. The latest member of Trump’s legal team, Rudy Giuliani, said

Trump withdraws U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal. Here’s what you need to know

President Donald Trump announced the United States would exit a nuclear pact with Iran and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, saying the Obama-era deal failed to contain the regime’s nuclear ambitions and

A preview of Indiana’s Republican Senate primary

The Indiana Republican Senate primaries taking place on May 8 will determine who takes on Sen. Joe Donnelly, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, in November. The candidates are U.S.

PolitiFact fact-checks West Virginia's GOP Senate primary

Tuesday’s Republican primary for a U.S. Senate nomination has been intense -- and the veracity of the leading candidates has often been challenged. Former coal CEO Don Blankenship, U.S. Rep. Evan

Donald Trump's NRA speech, fact-checked

After a week of news about Stormy Daniels, President Donald Trump headed to Dallas to speak to members of the National Rifle Association. Trump repeated talking points against gun control, warned

The $130,000 Stormy Daniels payoff: Was it a campaign expenditure?

Rudy Giuliani, politician and now lawyer to President Donald Trump, triggered an avalanche of commentary with his revelations about $130,000 paid to adult film star Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy