Recent Fact Checks

Fact checking PolitiFact’s stock market numbers

“These numbers show that Webb is definitely right for the NASDAQ Composite (in fact, he underestimates a bit) and that he’s just about on target … Continue reading

The 60 percent pay gap in Silicon Valley

“One recent report on the gender pay gap in the Valley found that a woman with a bachelor’s degree here tends to make 60 percent … Continue reading

It’s a myth Obama wants the U.S. alone to stop climate change?

“Myth: President Obama wants the United States to stop climate change alone.” —The Democratic National Committee, December 2014 on its “Your Republican Uncle” website   … Continue reading

FiveThirtyEight and atheists in prison

“Atheists are underrepresented [in federal prison].” Mona Chalabi, in a March 12, 2015 article for FiveThirtyEight   Overview FiveThirtyEight uses data inadequate for the task … Continue reading

Did Netanyahu take Kerry out of context?

“Netanyahu Takes Kerry Out of Context” —FactCheck.org, from a March 3, 2015 fact check of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu   Overview FactCheck.org’s assertion that … Continue reading

Would the 2013 immigration reform bill have allowed immigrants to take American jobs?

“Myth: Immigration reform will allow illegal immigrants to take away jobs from hard-working Americans.” —The Democratic National Committee, from its “Your Republican Uncle” website, November … Continue reading

Quote check: ‘We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers’

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact checkers.” —Neil Newhouse, Mitt Romney campaign pollster, Aug. 28, 2012     Overview A … Continue reading

Waterboarding fact check: Kessler vs. Cheney

“Contrary to Cheney’s assertion, waterboarding was an important charge in a number of the lesser-profile cases.” —Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post Fact Checker, from a Dec. … Continue reading

PolitiFact vs. Giuliani on murder conviction rates

“[Rudy] Giuliani said, “the conviction rate is almost exactly the same” for whites and blacks who commit murder. … Without statistical data to back up his … Continue reading

CNN misreports “classic study on race”

“In a classic study on race, psychologists staged an experiment with two photographs that produced a surprising result.” —CNN’s John Blake, in a Nov. 27, … Continue reading

Rich Bond and working the refs

“If you watch any great coach, what they try to do is ‘work the refs.’” —Richard N. Bond, reported in the Washington Post, Aug. 20, … Continue reading

Is health care the ‘single biggest factor’ driving down the budget deficit?

“Obama said the cost of “health care is now the single-biggest factor driving down” the federal budget deficit. … We rate Obama’s claim Mostly True.” —PolitiFact, … Continue reading

Poll shows Republicans like Obamacare more under a different name?

“Survey: Republicans Like Obamacare a Lot More if You Call It by a Different Name” –Headline of a Jonathan Cohn article in The New Republic, … Continue reading

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"Your Republican Uncle"

The Democratic National Committee sponsors a website dedicated to supposed myths Republicans believe. This is your guide to our extensive series of fact checks of those DNC claims.

The Gender Pay Gap

How mainstream media fact checkers routinely botch the gender pay gap issue.

Is the tea party movement racist?

Many have criticized the tea party movement on the grounds it is racist. We take an in-depth look at the evidence tea party critics use to support their charges.
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