Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

FactChecking Trump’s Rally in Ohio

President Donald Trump's latest campaign-style rally was in Youngstown, Ohio, where the president made some false and misleading claims about military spending, immigrants and job creation.

Did The Federal Bureau of Investigation Seize Smashed Hard Drives From Rep. Wasserman-Schultz's Home?

A dubious web site contradicted its own source on an alleged seizure concerning the lawmaker's former aide.

Trump overstates progress at Veterans Affairs

President Donald Trump paints a rosy picture of an improved Department of Veterans Affairs under his watch where accessing electronic medical records is "so easy and so good" and health care is freely available without any delays. The problem: It's not true.

One Day, Three Events, Seven Falsehoods From Trump

In just a few hours on Tuesday, President Trump made seven misleading statements: about Middle East politics, during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon; about veterans affairs reforms, in remarks to “American heroes”; and about jobs and health care, to supporters in Ohio. Here’s an assessment.

Newt Gingrich's Scathing Critique Of Trump's Justice Department

Newt Gingrich, the former Republican speaker of the House, was on NPR's Morning Edition Wednesday interviewed by Rachel Martin. Here are nine fact-checks and points of context from the interview.

Trump’s embrace of African American employment data he once scorned

Sometimes a shift is so striking that one wonders if the change in position is less tactical than cynical. Case in point: African American unemployment.

Trump Wrong About Campaign Donations

Twice in two days, President Donald Trump falsely tweeted that acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe's wife received $700,000 in campaign donations from Hillary Clinton.

Trump and Transgender Service Members

President Donald Trump cited "the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail." Whether the cost is “tremendous” is opinion, but a government-funded report found that allowing transgender people to openly serve in the military would likely have a "marginal impact" on health care costs and military readiness.

Trump claims transgender troops bring 'trememdous medical costs'

Various studies have shown medical costs for transgender surgeries would be negligible. That means Trump's claim that there would be tremendous cost is largely without evidence.

Trey Gowdy Didn’t End Russia Probe

Q: Did Rep. Trey Gowdy end the Russia investigation? A: No.

Smith Spins NASA Funding

Rep. Lamar Smith said that, after national security agencies, "NASA received the most favorable budget request from the Trump administration." True, but President Trump's 2018 proposal would still cut NASA's budget by about 3 percent compared with the agency's enacted budget for 2017.

Trump misfires on Mideast

President Donald Trump is not up to speed on who’s fighting whom in the Middle East.

Trump's tweets about Clinton, Sessions, FBI

In invoking Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and complaining that his own attorney general is not holding her accountable, President Donald Trump rehashed concerns that have preoccupied him since the campaign last year.

Hoyer Revisits Mike Pence’s Emails

Rep. Steny Hoyer wrongly claimed that Vice President Mike Pence "used a private server when he was governor of Indiana.” Pence did use a personal AOL account for some government business, but he did not have a "private server."

26 hours, 29 Trumpian false or misleading claims

In a period of less than 26 hours — from 6:31 p.m. on July 24 to 8:09 p.m. on July 25 — President Trump made two fired-up speeches, held a news conference and tweeted with abandon, leaving a trail of misinformation in his wake. Here’s a roundup of his suspect claims.

A quick guide to President Trump’s false Twitter claims today

President Trump went on a Twitter rampage Monday night and this morning, spewing a number of false and misleading claims — many of which we have fact-checked previously. Here’s a quick guide to what’s factually incorrect.

The White House’s facile comparison of the Trump-Russia and Clinton-Ukraine stories

While there are broad similarities between the two, there also are key distinctions that make this a facile comparison.

Trump’s Power to Pardon

President Donald Trump tweeted that "all agree the U.S. President has the complete power to pardon." It's true that the president has the constitutional power to issue pardons, but there are some limits to that power.

White House video misleads on CBO health-care estimates

The venerable Congressional Budget Office is under attack.

Selling Insurance Across State Lines

President Donald Trump said that by allowing insurers to sell plans across state lines, "your premiums will be down 60 and 70 percent." We couldn't find any study supporting such a decrease, and experts we consulted disputed the idea that overall average premiums would decline significantly.