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FactCheck.org is celebrating 15 years of holding politicians accountable.

Our 15th Anniversary

FactCheck.org’s co-founder takes a look back at our beginnings and how the fact-checking landscape has changed.

Ocasio-Cortez’s Misguided Tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.

America Not ‘Cleanest We’ve Ever Been’

In response to a question about climate change, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the United States was “the cleanest we’ve ever been.” Data from a variety of sources show that while the country has made strides in the last decade, its carbon dioxide, or CO2, emissions are far from their lowest point.
The president’s comments came on Nov. 26 after he was asked by a journalist about the latest National Climate Assessment.

The Facts on the GOP Health Care Bills

House and Senate Republicans have released legislation to replace the Affordable Care Act. How do the GOP plans differ from the ACA? We look at the major provisions.

Examining Trump’s Wiretap Claim

With no evidence, President Donald Trump called it a “fact” that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” He compared the alleged surveillance to the criminal acts of “Nixon/Watergate.”

Did Sessions ‘Lie’?

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Attorney General Jeff Sessions “lied under oath” about his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign. Sessions says that, in context, his comments were “honest and correct as I understood it at the time.”

Trump’s Defense Increase ‘Historic’?

President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors that his first budget would include “a historic increase in defense spending.” But defense experts say that’s not the case.