Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has appeared in our fact-checking stories before. We’ll be taking a close look at the claims he makes on the campaign trail, now that the […]
Q: Does President Barack Obama support taxing motorists based on the number of miles they drive?
A: No. But it is one idea being studied as a way to replace the federal gasoline tax.
We are happy to announce that the staff of FactCheck.org has won a 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Our coverage of deceptive claims about […]
This week, readers sent us congratulations on our 2011 Webby Award and a comment on politicians’ distortion of facts. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we […]
Rep. Paul Ryan spreads some false and misleading information in a series of “Setting The Record Straight” web posts, in which he criticizes the president’s proposed budget and promotes …
Sen. John Barrasso mistakenly claimed that "57 percent of doctors don’t want new Medicare patients," which isn’t true. His own spokeswoman admits he got it wrong. National surveys have put […]
This week, readers sent us comments about the Rev. Franklin Graham and President Barack Obama’s budget speech. In the FactCheck Mailbag, we feature some of the e-mail we receive. Readers […]
We are proud to announce that FactCheck.org has won the 2011 Webby Award in the Politics category. Known as "the Oscars of the Internet," the Webbys are presented by The […]
Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida offered a wildly inconsistent view of what constitutes a "cut" from Medicare. Rubio claimed that Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan "doesn’t cut Medicare" but that […]