In our article on Climategate, we cited overwhelming scientific consensus — represented in part by the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — pointing to a global rise [...]
Vice President Biden and former V.P. Cheney have been slugging it out publicly over the proper way to prosecute suspected terrorists. Biden went so far as to accuse Cheney of being “factually, substantively wrong.” So we took a look, and found both men have been straining the facts …
Six percent of married women in the U.S. had been married for at least 50 years, as of 2004. Source: Census Bureau
This week, readers sent us comments on government health coverage, chain e-mails and idealism about the press. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers [...]
Q: Is it true that nobody remembers Obama attending Columbia University?
A: At least one of his classmates remembers him well, and the university proudly claims Obama.
Seventy percent of Americans aged 30 to 34 in 2008 were married or had been married in the past. Source: Census Bureau
In 2008, 2.16 million marriages (nearly 6,000 a day) were performed in the U.S. Source: National Center for Health Statistics/Census Bureau
Cut roses produced in the U.S. in 2008 had a wholesale value of $24 million (for all producers with at least $100,000 in sales). Source: USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service
The most snow to fall in one day in Phoenix, Ariz., is one inch, which accumulated on Jan. 20, 1933, and again on Jan. 20, 1937. Source: National Snow and [...]
Nearly 187 inches of snow fell over seven days in Thompson Pass, Alaska, in Feb. 1953. Source: National Climatic Data Center