Category: Fact Checkers

Fact-checking the South Carolina GOP debate

Six Republican presidential candidates opened Saturday’s CBS debate with a solemn remembrance for the life of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died hours earlier Feb. 13 in Texas. Then the infighting took over. Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio…

Who’s to blame for the Flint water crisis?

As Flint, Mich., prepares to host a Democratic presidential debate on March 6, the candidates are talking about the city’s tainted-water crisis. Hillary Clinton, for example, mentioned the city in her concession speech on the night of the New Hampshire…

Fact-checking the Feb. 14 Sunday shows

Republicans say President Barack Obama should let his successor pick the replacement for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. To do so, they say, follows convention. In an interview on Meet the Press, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said it’s a "long…

Live fact-checking the PBS Democratic presidential debate

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The presidential scorecards so far

With the Iowa caucuses almost here, we thought it was a good time to look at the scorecards of the candidates trying to capture their party’s nomination for president. Below, you’ll see a snapshot of where their Truth-O-Meter scorecards stand today.…

Launching PolitiFact Global News Service

Tuesday, Jan. 11 wasn’t a banner day for patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Academic Hospital (below left) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Yes, the medical complex is a venerated institution, and the services it provides to people across the region are…

Candidates fan out ahead of New Hampshire vote

A Saturday night GOP debate and a fresh round of Sunday shows gave PolitiFact plenty to examine ahead of the Tuesday New Hampshire primary. Candidates tried to create contrasts on foreign policy, though their specific claims sometimes fell short. Republican…