From @politifact

  • White House off-base comparing African-American job growth under Obama, Trump

    The Truth-o-Meter says: False | White House off-base comparing African-American job growth under Obama, Trump

    During a testy White House daily briefing that included discussion of former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman and her new tell-all book, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered a series of favorable statistics about the economy under President Donald Trump. At one point, Sanders said, "This president, since he took office, in the year and a half he’s been...


  • Blackburn: Lack of broadband shuttered rural hospitals. It didn't

    The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Blackburn: Lack of broadband shuttered rural hospitals. It didn't

    At a gathering of the Tennessee Farm Bureau in Franklin, Tenn., Republican Senate nominee Rep. Marsha Blackburn, talked about things she would aim to reduce, such as EPA regulations, and things she would aim to build up, such as broadband internet. Blackburn said fast internet was important for education, and health care. "Hospitals are closing in rural America because they don't have access to...


  • Do players get most of NFL revenues, as Donald Trump says?

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Do players get most of NFL revenues, as Donald Trump says?

    President Donald Trump took another shot at the National Football League, the latest in his ongoing Twitter war against the NFL over some players taking a knee during the National Anthem to protest police mistreatment of African-Americans. On Aug. 10, Trump tweeted, ".....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most...


  • The facts behind Joe Donnelly's Senate effectiveness

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | The facts behind Joe Donnelly's Senate effectiveness

    Joe Donnelly, incumbent senator running for re-election in Indiana, touted his effective lawmaking during a seven-day campaign trip around the state. "43 of Joe’s legislative proposals have become law, including 21 since President Trump took office," an Aug. 8 press release from the Donnelly campaign read. The campaign has repeated this figure time and again, on the road and in campaign statements. It...


  • In Montana Senate race, long-standing battle between developers, farmers looms large

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | In Montana Senate race, long-standing battle between developers, farmers looms large

    In Montana’s contentious U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Jon Tester accused his Republican challenger of placing the interests of property developers over Montana farmers. Tester is making the case that opponent Matt Rosendale’s previous career as a land developer colored his voting decisions as a state lawmaker. "Matt Rosendale consistently supported land use...


  • Retaliatory tariffs take heavy toll on U.S. farmers

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Retaliatory tariffs take heavy toll on U.S. farmers

    As President Donald Trump’s trade war wages on, we decided to check in on the most affected sectors. U.S. Agriculture Department Secretary Sonny Perdue said farmers, who will receive $12 billion in aid, were particularly affected by the dispute. "America’s hard-working agricultural producers have been treated unfairly by China’s illegal trading practices and have taken a disproportionate hit when it...


  • Giuliani says there were 63 murders in Chicago over the weekend. That’s five times the actual count.

    Following another violent weekend on Chicago’s South and West Sides, President Donald Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani unleashed a series of spelling and fact-challenged tweets aimed at pinning responsibility for unprecedented bloodshed on Mayor Rahm Emanuel.


  • California wildfires made worse by hot, dry conditions, not water policy, as Trump tweeted

    In his first tweet about this summer’s California wildfires, President Trump blamed environmental laws for making the blazes worse by preventing firefighters from using a


  • Kevin Cramer distorts record on government shutdown

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kevin Cramer distorts record on government shutdown

    U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said he would oppose a measure to close the government following President Donald Trump’s tweet about a possible government shutdown over immigration. Cramer, running to unseat Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, touted a clean record without any support for shutdowns. "I've always voted for keeping the government open," Cramer told Robert Port on July 31. "I’ve never cast a...


  • Kevin Cramer distorts record on government shutdown

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kevin Cramer distorts record on government shutdown

    U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., said he would oppose a measure to close the government following President Donald Trump’s tweet about a possible government shutdown over immigration. Cramer, running to unseat Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, touted a clean record without any support for shutdowns. "I've always voted for keeping the government open," Cramer told Robert Port on July 31. "I’ve never cast a...


  • Texan says U.S. Muslims lately subject to more attacks, hate crimes than ever

    A Texas member of a Muslim congregation said after a man was convicted of setting its mosque on fire that the United States isn’t what it used to be. Muslims can’t afford to lower their guards, Omar Rachid, a board member at the Victoria Islamic Center, told the San Antonio Express-News for a July 2018 news story stating that Marq Vincent Perez, just convicted of burning the mosque, faces up to 40 years in prison when he is sentenced in October 2018. Rachid then made a claim making us wonder:


  • No, the Nazi platform did not echo the Democratic platform, as Donald Trump Jr. said

    The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | No, the Nazi platform did not echo the Democratic platform, as Donald Trump Jr. said

    At the Washington, D.C., premiere of a new movie by conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, Donald Trump Jr. gave an on-camera interview to One America News Network, a conservative outlet. In it, the younger Trump echoed one of D’Souza’s themes that Democrats are a crypto-Nazi party. "You see the Nazi platform from the early 1930s ... look at it compared to the DNC...