Tag: Congress

No ISIS Arrests in Congress

Q: Were two Democratic congressmen arrested for having ties to the Islamic State? A: No. The two congressmen named in a fake news story don’t exist. FULL ANSWER A completely fabricated story claiming that two Democratic congressmen were arrested for…

Is Congress Exempt from GOP Health Bill?

Q: Does the new GOP health care bill apply to members of Congress and their families? A: For procedural reasons, the bill passed by House Republicans exempted lawmakers from some of its effects. But a stand-alone bill passed unanimously would…

Fact-checking Donald Trump's address to Congress

Updated March 1, 2017, at 10:32 a.m. President Donald Trump promised to revive the economy and strengthen the military in his first address to a joint session of Congress. Beyond his soaring rhetoric were some exaggerations and misleading statements about the health…

FactChecking Trump’s Address to Congress

In a fact-checking report that appeared on NBC10 in Philadelphia, FactCheck.org Deputy Managing Editor Robert Farley discusses some of the misleading claims that President Donald Trump made in his first address to a joint session of Congress on Feb. 28. Among…