The most recent articles on PolitiFact

Fact-checking Trump and his team on taxes

Our partners at E.W. Scripps spoke to the president and quite a few of his top people about taxes. We vetted their claims for accuracy.

The media's definition of fake news vs. Donald Trump's

When PolitiFact fact-checks fake news, we are calling out fabricated content that intentionally masquerades as news coverage of actual events. When President Donald Trump talks about fake news, he means something else entirely.

Donald Trump's misleading comments on Obama's calls to fallen soldiers' families

President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama and other former presidents of insufficient outreach to fallen soldiers’ families. While we found no evidence to support the idea that other presidents did less than Trump, we won’t rate Trump’s statement on our Truth-O-Meter because presidential dealings with soldiers’ families are traditionally kept private out of respect.

Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying

Since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, there has been much discussion about the National Rifle Association’s influence on gun policy.

Sinclair is targeting PolitiFact. But you need to know the facts

The Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the nation's largest owner of television stations, is attacking PolitiFact for a recent fact-check we published about federal funding related to superstorm Sandy.

Fact-checking the NRA's response to proposed gun laws after Las Vegas

We review the NRA's talking points (and one observation from Fox News host Chris Wallace) after the Las Vegas massacre.

Who plays more golf: Donald Trump or Barack Obama?

For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. But since taking office, Trump has been a regular visitor at his own golf clubs in Florida and Virginia.

Donald Trump’s interview with Mike Huckabee, fact-checked

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee landed an interview with President Donald Trump on the GOP pundit’s new show on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Congress may ban the bump stock, but what is it?

The legal device can make a semi-automatic rifle fire almost as fast and as easily as a fully automatic weapon.

Fact-checking Jimmy Kimmel, late-night hosts on gun violence after Las Vegas attack

The late-night TV hosts opened with somber calls for gun regulation instead of comedy Monday night. They offered statistics, so we fact-checked them.

The difference between automatic and semi-automatic weapons

There is no word yet on whether the Las Vegas mass shooter used an automatic rifle or some other weapon.

Hoaxes, fake news about the Las Vegas massacre

The gunfire in Las Vegas had barely stopped before the fake news began coursing through social media.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's tweets about Puerto Rico

We look into President Donald Trump's tweets about storm recovery in Puerto Rico.

What does the law say about Donald Trump’s deleted tweets?

President Donald Trump backed the wrong horse in Alabama’s special senate election — but if his recently deleted tweets are any measure, he’s trying to change the narrative.

Fact-checking Donald Trump on Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico

President Donald Trump defended his administration’s response to the crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria amid criticism that his public focus has been somewhere else.