Category: Fact Checkers

What's at stake in the tax debate?

All eyes in Washington have turned toward tax policy after the failure by Congress to replace the Affordable Care Act this summer. President Donald Trump is pressuring Congress to immediately pass adjustments to the tax code and score a major…

How the U.S. funds disaster recovery

As vast swaths of the country reel from the one-two punch of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the focus now is on efforts to help affected states and communities recover from the devastation. Natural disasters often leave in their wake a…

Mailbag: 'You look ridiculous'

Once again, President Donald Trump has been the dominant topic in reader emails to PolitiFact, though we’ve found that Hillary Clinton remains on the minds of some readers as well. Here’s a sampling of reader emails over the past few…

So what is the debt ceiling all about anyway?

President Donald Trump and the bipartisan leadership of Congress have agreed to a must-pass package that, among other things, extends the debt ceiling through Dec. 15. For something that could have a profound effect on the nation’s economy, the debt…