Did Sarah Sanders say the diversity visa lottery system does not vet applicants?
“White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that immigrants coming to the United States through the diversity visa program are not vetted before their … Continue reading
Fact checkers awry on Trump and nuclear proliferation
“Donald Trump has repeatedly said he is OK with more countries having nukes.” —Headline from LA Times fact check, Oct. 4, 2016 “Donald … Continue reading
Snopes’ ‘Mixture’ ruling on Mike Pence and ‘conversion therapy’
“Mike Pence once supported the use of federal funding to treat people ‘seeking to change their sexual behavior.’” —Snopes.com, from a fact check published on … Continue reading
Traffic stops, racism, Tim Kaine, and PolitiFact
“Kaine said Castile was stopped by police 40 or 50 times before the time when he was fatally wounded. According to multiple independent press reports, … Continue reading
Murders up or down under Mayor DeBlasio?
“Donald Trump off-base in saying murders are up in New York City” —PolitiFact headline, Sept. 27, 2016 Overview Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said … Continue reading
Lauren Carroll, PolitiFact botch the “Trump Effect”
“They asked about 2,000 K-12 teachers who reported in large part that they were seeing an increase in bullying, especially among immigrants, children of immigrants … Continue reading
Conversion therapy, Mike Pence and PolitiFact California
“TRUE: Mike Pence advocated for ‘conversion therapy’” —Headline of a PolitiFact California fact check of a statement by California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, July 27, … Continue reading
Eugene Kiely’s misleading spin
“Cheney wrongly claimed that the U.S. prosecuted Japanese soldiers ‘for a lot of stuff’ but ‘not for waterboarding.’ While they weren’t solely prosecuted for waterboarding, … Continue reading
Did Henry Kissinger call ‘depopulation’ a priority?
Quote Check: Attributed to former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: “Depopulation should be the highest priority of foreign policy towards the third world, because the … Continue reading
Voter I.D.: PolitiFact Missouri vs. Will Kraus
Will Kraus “Says Missouri needs a voter I.D. law because ‘there’s over 16 people in the state of Missouri who have been convicted of some … Continue reading
PolitiFact botches judgment on Ben Carson tax plan
“[Becky] Quick’s math is sound, based on what’s publicly known about Carson’s plan. Carson’s 15 percent flat tax would generate a $1.1 trillion hole. By … Continue reading
Trey Gowdy vs. PolitiFact “Gowdy has a point that he’s still waiting on quite a few documents, but it goes too far to say he … Continue reading
Koch brothers to spend $900 million on 2016 election?
“(T)he Koch brothers, the second wealthiest family in America, are going to spend $900 million in the coming election cycle.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on … Continue reading