Rep. Paul Ryan’s claim that Medicare will be "bankrupt in nine years" goes too far. The trust fund that primarily supports one part of Medicare is projected to be exhausted [...]
This week, readers sent us comments about Donald Trump, Social Security, balanced coverage, congressional reform and Sarah Palin. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. [...]
Q: How much of Planned Parenthood’s services are dedicated to abortions? Does the federal government fund those procedures?
A: Abortions represent 3 percent of total services provided by Planned Parenthood, and roughly 10 percent of its clients received an abortion. The group does receive federal funding, but the money cannot be used for abortions by law.
President Barack Obama misrepresented the House Republicans’ budget plan at times and exaggerated its impact on U.S. residents during an April 13 speech on deficit reduction. Obama claimed …
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Democrats and Republicans alike are making grandiose — and unsupportable — claims that the budget deal contains the biggest spending cut in U.S. history. Under the bipartisan agreement, the proposed budget [...]
This week, readers sent us comments about Donald Trump, the Massachusetts health care law and the FactCheck quiz. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. [...]
If Donald Trump worked for us, we’d have to say: “Donald, you’re fired — for incompetence.” The successful developer and TV celebrity says he’d make a good president, and maybe he would — we take no stand either way about that. But when it comes to getting facts straight …