The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Prior to Benghazi, were there 13 attacks on embassies and 60 deaths under President George W. Bush?
As the U.S. House of Representatives was readying a new special committee to investigate the terrorist attack in
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Does a $10.10 minimum wage get you out of poverty?
During an appearance on MSNBC, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., touted one of President Barack Obama’s key agenda items — raising the federal minimum wage from $
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton says people don’t like health care law, but like its individual components
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton isn’t saying yet whether she’s running for president in 2016 — “I
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Are Mike Simpson and Nancy Pelosi politically aligned?
We’ve seen plenty of Democrats called out for voting records that closely align with President Barack Obama and other party leaders. But it isn&rsqu
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Did conservative Club for Growth president say he respected Nancy Pelosi?
An Idaho congressional race has become a key battleground in the face-off between establishment and anti-establishment Republicans. In an
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Tom Coburn: Death penalty deters violent criminals
Last week reporters, attorneys and state officials watched Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett writhe on the gurney as he was executed. It took nearly 45
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Social media meme says lawmakers will get $2,800 raise in January 2015
There are few things that inspire as much popular outrage as examples of politicians behaving hypocritically. That’s why a recent Faceboo
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Rand Paul says 40 times more Kentuckians have gotten health-insurance cancellation notices than signed up for Obamacare
Now that more than 8 million Americans have signed up for coverage under Obamacare, the W
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett attacks Democratic rival Tom Wolf over taxes, job losses
Pennsylvania’s Republican governor, Tom Corbett, is widely considered one of the most vulnerable governors seeking re-
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Were the founding fathers active cockfighters?
Were the founding fathers cockfighters? It’s not a question we expected to ask this campaign season. But we’re going to ask it because a Kentucky Senate candid
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Barack Obama says ‘the average minimum wage worker is 35 years old’
It’s become clear that raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 is one of President Barack Obama’s highest-priority proposals
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Thom Tillis, Senate Majority PAC disagree on disgraced staffers
Both Republican and Democratic super PACs are jumping in local races to criticize candidates this year. One tit-for-tat war has broken out in North
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Social media meme says 300,000 suicides are attributable to foreclosures
A reader recently asked us to check a social media meme with a striking statistic about foreclosures and suicides. It said, “1.4 million
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Mark Udall ad says Cory Gardner ‘championed’ Colorado fight to ban birth control
Women, particularly single women, voted strongly for President Barack Obama and other Democrats in 2012. Hoping to replicate that suc
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Chain email says Barack Obama wants U.S. to join International Criminal Court
A reader recently sent us an email that had a meandering — but strongly critical — message of opposition to President Barack Obama. The em
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Chain email says ‘more than 1,000 American soldiers have lost their lives in Afghanistan in the last 27 months’
A reader recently sent us an email that had a meandering — but strongly critical — message of opposition
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | GOP challenger says Al Franken voted to exempt himself from health care law
Republican Mike McFadden claims his midterm opponent, incumbent Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., wanted to excuse himself from the health care reform
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Do Americans pay more in taxes than in food, clothing and housing?
With the April 15 tax deadline a fresh memory, Americans have seen an uptick in social media posts about taxes. One reader saw a Facebook post and
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Kay Hagan says GOP rival Thom Tillis called Obamacare ‘a great idea’
In her quest to win a second term, Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., has been hit hard by attacks over her vote for Obamacare. In a recent radio ad, she
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Obama has proposed 442 tax hikes, says anti-tax group
President Barack Obama is no stranger to the charge that he likes to raise taxes. But a new report from an anti-tax group says he’s actually proposed r
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Which is more unpopular: Obamacare or repealing Obamacare?
Searching for painted eggs. Brunch with the family. Heading to church dressed in Sunday best. Debating health care. Maybe not all of those fit in your Ea
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | John Kerry says Jews in eastern Ukraine told to register
Editor’s note: After receiving reader feedback on this rating, we expanded the “our ruling” section on April 21, 2014, to more fully explain our reasoning
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Gary Peters says Koch brothers oppose Paycheck Fairness Act
Criticizing the Koch brothers and hitting Republicans for opposing the Paycheck Fairness Act are two key tenets of the Democratic midterm playbook. So whe
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert says 80 percent of individual donations from Wall Street go to Democrats
You’ll often hear Democratic politicians decry income inequality and the pattern of the rich getting ri