A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

Q&A on the Nunes Memo

Let’s go through what we know, and don’t know, about the memo, FBI actions and the relevance to the Russia investigation.

Groundhog Friday, Groundhog Day Edition

Politicians often make the same claims over and over again, leaving us fact-checkers empathizing with Bill Murray’s character in that 1993 classic “Groundhog Day.” This week was no different.

Democrats’ Misleading Tax Line

The Republican tax plan was signed into law just last month, and Democrats already have a well-worn, and misleading, talking point about it.

The Facts on DACA

Congress is trying to agree on a bipartisan plan on what to do about DACA. We provide an FAQ on the program.

The DACA Population Numbers

President Donald Trump said he has “heard” varying numbers on the DACA population — from 650,000 to 3 million. In fact, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said there were 689,800 active DACA recipients as of Sept. 4, 2017.

Trump’s Aviation Boast

President Donald Trump suggested his “very strict” aviation policies were linked to zero commercial passenger jet deaths in 2017 worldwide. In fact, in the United States, there have been no deaths from U.S. commercial airline accidents since 2009 and none from foreign air carriers in the U.S. since 2013.

Video: Whoppers of 2017

In this video, we highlight six whoppers — out of a long list — told by politicians in 2017.

Medicare, Cancer and the Tax Bill

Q: Is it true that under the GOP tax bill, Medicare will stop covering cancer treatment?
A: No. Nothing about the tax bill would end cancer treatment benefits. Increased deficits could lead to Medicare spending cuts, however.

Video: Claims about the GOP Tax Plan

In this video, we highlight six common — and inaccurate — claims from Republicans and Democrats about the GOP tax plans.