Invented Malia Obama Stories

Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative readers. FULL QUESTION Was Malia Obama fired from a job…

CO2: Friend or Foe to Agriculture?

Rep. Lamar Smith said climate change “alarmists” ignore the “positive impacts” of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as increased food production and quality. But the impact of increased CO2 levels on agriculture is more complicated than that — and, on balance, likely negative, particularly in the future. Other…

Video: Trump on the RAISE Act

In a segment that aired on several local NBC news stations, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discussed President Donald Trump’s inaccurate claim that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” Trump was referring to the Reforming…

‘Buy America’ Spin

Sen. Tammy Baldwin goes too far when she says U.S. steelworkers were “left behind” last year by Republican leaders who killed her “buy America” bill. Baldwin’s bill would have required U.S. steel to be used on projects funded by the…

Trump Didn’t Pass Out

Q: Did President Donald Trump collapse while giving a speech in New Jersey? A: No. That story was published by a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER A story first published July 30 on ourlandofthefree.com falsely claimed that President Donald Trump…