Category: Fact Checker

Pelosi’s Misleading ‘Job-Killer’ Claim

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says the Republican tax plans will be a “job-killer,” but most economic analyses of the plans suggest, on balance, modest job growth. The government’s nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation has not yet completed its analysis…

Trump Spreads False Anti-Muslim Tweet

President Donald Trump retweeted a video that purported to show a “Muslim migrant” beating up “a Dutch boy on crutches.” But, according to the Netherlands Embassy in the United States, the attacker wasn’t an immigrant. He was born and raised…

No Child Euthanasia in Canada

Q: Has Canada passed a law that would allow parents to euthanize disabled children? A: No. Canada’s physician-assisted death law applies only to adults if they are mentally capable of making such a decision. FULL ANSWER Physician-assisted death has been…

Debunking False Vaccine Claim

Q: Has the Food and Drug Administration announced that vaccines cause autism? A: No. FDA statements are grounded in scientific evidence. There is no evidence that vaccination is linked to autism. FULL QUESTION FDA ANNOUNCED THAT VACCINES ARE CAUSING AUTISM! Is…

Cassidy’s Health Care Premium Spin

Sen. Bill Cassidy claims he has a way to prevent the Senate tax plan from raising health insurance premiums. He doesn’t. In an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, the Louisiana Republican acknowledged that some in his party — including Sen. Susan…

Cotton’s False Insurance Assurance

Nonpartisan congressional analysts say eliminating the penalty for not buying health insurance would increase average premiums on the individual market by 10 percent. That, in turn, would result in some people deciding not to buy health coverage for financial reasons.…

Tax Cut Ad Lacks Context

A TV ad by a coalition of liberal groups leaves the false impression that 47 million “middle-class” households would be “stuck with the tab” for Republican tax cuts that benefit the wealthy. The 47 million figure refers to all households…

The Democrats’ Inaccurate Talking Point

Nonpartisan congressional analysts estimate that 13 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2025 if the health care law’s individual mandate is repealed. But that doesn’t mean that all 13 million would be kicked off their insurance plans, as…

The Facts on Human-Animal Chimeras

Q: Does the National Institutes of Health fund research on human-animal chimeras, or organisms that are part-human, part-other animal?  A: With some exceptions, the NIH doesn’t fund research on human-animal chimeras. But the agency has proposed a rule to widen the scope…