Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Is Mexico Paying for the Wall Through USMCA?

President Donald Trump declared via Twitter that he is keeping perhaps his most famous campaign promise, claiming that "MEXICO IS PAYING FOR THE WALL!" through a recent trade agreement negotiated with Mexico. But economic and trade experts we interviewed said that's not possible.

First-ever Fact Checker poll: Few Americans believe Trump’s false statements

We quizzed Americans about 11 false Trump claims. Only his most fervent supporters tended to believe them.

Trump falsely claims Flynn didn't lie to FBI

President Donald Trump is skimming over the facts when it comes to former national security adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea for lying in the Russia investigation.

Trump’s theory about Mexico, trade, that wall

President Donald Trump has come up with a theory about how Mexico, by hook or by crook, really is paying for his border wall despite saying a thousand times no.

The biggest Pinocchios of 2018

Our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2018.

Meme Spreads Bogus Pelosi Quote on Border Wall

A long-circulating meme spreads a quote falsely attributed to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi about President Donald Trump's proposed border wall.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Taken Way Out of Context

In a 2012 interview with an Arabic-language television station, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg suggested that as Egypt prepared to write a new constitution, Egyptians look to more recently written constitutions than the United States'.

Fact-checking Trump's claim on border arrests

President Trump has stated there have been 10 terror arrests along the US-Mexico border when discussing the need for a wall. CNN's Jim Sciutto looks into this claim.

President Trump’s claim that Democrats gave Iran $150 billion

He has repeatedly suggested that President Barack Obama gave $150 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran. That's false.

Websites Distort Story of Former Federal Judge

Conservative websites falsely claim that former federal Judge Alex Kozinski "struck down" President Donald Trump's original travel ban. He actually opposed its suspension.

Trump Makes Misleading Border Wall Claims Before and After Meeting With Democrats

The wall is the biggest sticking point between the president and Democrats. President Trump wants funding for it in spending bills that must pass to avert a government shutdown.

Walker is correct, Wisconsin governor's veto pen is powerful

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring the election result and trying to constrain Gov.-elect Tony Evers from altering some GOP initiatives after he takes office in January.

Trump Says 'A Lot Of Wall Has Been Built' As He Demands We Build More

In an uncommonly contentious public exchange in the Oval Office with House and Senate Democratic leaders, President Trump made several remarks about the southern border with Mexico justifying his demand for billions of dollars to build a wall to restrict illegal immigration.

Trump constructs false, misleading claims about his border 'wall'

Trump repeated one false claim — that the wall is already under construction — at least eight times in one day.

Trump claims credit for decades-old border structures

President Donald Trump insisted on Tuesday that much of the border wall he wants has already been built and has been "very effective."

Fact-checking Trump’s rowdy powwow with Pelosi and Schumer

The president fired off a bunch of faulty claims about the border wall. Schumer called him out for his Bottomless Pinocchios.

FactChecking the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer Scuffle

In a contentious Oval Office meeting, President Donald Trump and the Democratic congressional leaders -- Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer -- disagreed over funding for a border wall, mangling some facts in the process.

Trump’s Hand Was Over Heart at Bush Funeral

President Donald Trump, like others at former President George H.W. Bush's funeral, put his hand over his heart as the casket passed.

Did Trump Instruct Acting Secretary of State to Nullify Oaths Taken on Qurans?

This article is clearly a bit of fiction.

Did Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Say We Need to ‘Invent Technology That’s Never Been Invented’?

The internet’s obsession with Representative-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the latter part of 2018 was exemplified by a meme reflecting an off-hand remark she made during a speech about environmentally-friendly jobs.