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Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim1:46
October 18, 2018
By James Packard

Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim

Kanye West made some eyebrow-raising claims during his Oval Office visit. But what about that claim about 4,000 new jobs in Wisconsin?
Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?1:37
October 18, 2018
By James Packard

Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?

President Trump said he'd donate $1 million to charity if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test that shows native ancestry. Or did he?
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks West Virginia Senate Race7:59
October 17, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks West Virginia Senate Race

President Trump has tried boosting Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey. But even in this very red state, the Democrat is a tough matchup.
Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters2:02
October 11, 2018
By James Packard

Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters

President Donald Trump suggested that "paid" Kavanaugh protesters got their backing from George Soros. That's not true.
Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?1:03
October 11, 2018
By James Packard

Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?

Democrat Joe Manchin said he voted to fund President Donald Trump's border wall. And he did, but he didn't always support it.
Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.1:08
October 11, 2018
By James Packard

Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.

At a rally, President Donald Trump said all Democrats had signed on to a bill called the "open borders bill". That doesn't exist.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Senate Race6:06
October 9, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Senate Race

Florida's U.S. Senate race will be one of the most expensive in the country. Our fact checks aren't too kind to some of the candidates' claims.
349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up1:11
October 4, 2018
By James Packard

349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up

Rick Scott claims Bill Nelson voted for higher taxes 349 times. That number is very unreliable. Here's why.
Trump Says Veterans' Choice Was 44 Years Coming. He's 40 Years Off1:00
October 4, 2018
By James Packard

Trump Says Veterans' Choice Was 44 Years Coming. He's 40 Years Off

President Trump claimed that past administrations have been trying to pass Veterans' Choice for decades. Veterans' Choice didn't exist until 2014.
Sorting Out The Mixed Signals On The FBI's Kavanaugh Probe2:20
October 4, 2018
By James Packard

Sorting Out The Mixed Signals On The FBI's Kavanaugh Probe

President Trump tweeted that he wanted the FBI to interview whoever it deemed necessary. But his White House skirted questions on FBI limitations.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio Governor Race6:50
October 4, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio Governor Race

As governor's offices go, Ohio has one of the most prominent in the country. Two big names are fighting for the swing state's top job.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Tennessee Senate Race7:44
October 2, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Tennessee Senate Race

The candidates' claims center on hot-button issues in this red state: blame for the opioid crisis and single-payer health care.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Texas Senate Race5:49
September 30, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Texas Senate Race

The Texas Senate race is surprisingly competitive for such a red state. Here are some fact checks of what Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke claim.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Nevada Senate Race8:33
September 29, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Nevada Senate Race

In this perennial swing state, a win in November's Senate race would be huge for either party.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks North Dakota Senate Race7:40
September 28, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks North Dakota Senate Race

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is facing a tough re-election campaign in a very red state. We check some of the claims coming out of a key midterm Senate race.
What's True About Marsha Blackburn's Record With Drug Distributors?2:04
September 28, 2018
By James Packard

What's True About Marsha Blackburn's Record With Drug Distributors?

Democrat Phil Bredesen says his Republican opponent worked at the behest of drug companies to weaken DEA regulation of drug distributors. Did she?
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio House Race7:22
September 28, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio House Race

Democrats think they can flip a traditionally-Republican district Rep. Steve Chabot won by 19 percent in 2016. That makes for a testy race.
'What The Fact' Checks CNN Coverage, Trump On Puerto Rico And More24:08
September 28, 2018
By Newsy Staff

'What The Fact' Checks CNN Coverage, Trump On Puerto Rico And More

Aaron and Katie share what's true and what's not in our latest episode, including claims about the media, the president and a key House race.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Wisconsin Senate Race6:36
September 28, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Wisconsin Senate Race

Leah Vukmir is challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin for her Wisconsin seat. Here are some fact-checks from the candidates.
President Trump Is Missing Important Context With His NAFTA Claims1:43
September 27, 2018
By James Packard

President Trump Is Missing Important Context With His NAFTA Claims

President Donald Trump claims NAFTA cost the U.S. thousands of plants and millions of jobs. That needs critical context.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Arizona Senate Race5:33
September 27, 2018
By Newsy Staff

Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Arizona Senate Race

Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema have made plenty of claims about each other. Here are some quick fact-checks.
This Claim About Rep. Chabot's Record Could Use Some Context1:10
September 20, 2018
By James Packard

This Claim About Rep. Chabot's Record Could Use Some Context

Did Rep. Steve Chabot really vote to strip health care protections for people with preexisting conditions?
Was Puerto Rico's Power Grid Really 'Dead' Before Maria?1:39
September 20, 2018
By James Packard

Was Puerto Rico's Power Grid Really 'Dead' Before Maria?

President Donald Trump said Puerto Rico's power grid was "dead" before hurricanes Irma and Maria. Not quite.
No, Anderson Cooper Didn't Fake Floodwater Depths2:15
September 19, 2018
By James Packard

No, Anderson Cooper Didn't Fake Floodwater Depths

People claimed a photo of Cooper covering hurricane flooding proved he faked floods depths. That's false in many ways.
Trump Says He's Strengthening Medicare And Social Security. He's Not1:25
September 14, 2018
By James Packard

Trump Says He's Strengthening Medicare And Social Security. He's Not

The president claimed his administration is making Social Security and Medicare stronger. The evidence points to the opposite.
Did Kyrsten Sinema Really Protest Troops In A Pink Tutu?1:14
September 13, 2018
By James Packard

Did Kyrsten Sinema Really Protest Troops In A Pink Tutu?

Rep. Martha McSally says her opponent in the race for Senate wore a pink tutu to protest troops after 9/11. That claim needs some context.
Fact-checking The President's Claim About South African Farmers1:51
August 31, 2018
By James Packard

Fact-checking The President's Claim About South African Farmers

President Trump tweeted that South Africa was seizing land from white farmers and there were "large scale killings" of farmers. Let's fact-check.
This Claim About Rep. Kevin Cramer's Health Care Stance Isn't Accurate1:35
August 31, 2018
By James Packard

This Claim About Rep. Kevin Cramer's Health Care Stance Isn't Accurate

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says her opponent voted to let insurance companies deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. That's not accurate.
There's No Evidence Of A 400 Percent Rise In Black Business Ownership1:13
August 29, 2018
By James Packard

There's No Evidence Of A 400 Percent Rise In Black Business Ownership

Some of the president's supporters said he deserved credit for a 400 percent climb in black business ownership. That claim isn't backed up.
Giuliani: Trump Allies Didn't Know Lawyer Was Russian. Yes, They Did1:05
August 24, 2018
By James Packard

Giuliani: Trump Allies Didn't Know Lawyer Was Russian. Yes, They Did

"I don't even know if they knew she was Russian at the time," Giuliani said of Natalia Veselnitskaya. They knew she was Russian.
Does Sen. Heller Really Want To Cut Welfare To Pay For Tax Breaks?1:55
August 24, 2018
By James Packard

Does Sen. Heller Really Want To Cut Welfare To Pay For Tax Breaks?

Rep. Jacky Rosen claimed Sen. Dean Heller, who she's trying to unseat, wants to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax breaks. Is that true?
The President Claims Most NFL Game Money Goes To Players — It Doesn't0:51
August 17, 2018
By James Packard

The President Claims Most NFL Game Money Goes To Players — It Doesn't

President Donald Trump was making a point about players kneeling during the national anthem when he made the claim.
Yes, Taxes Help Pay For LeBron James' School, But That's Not New0:57
August 17, 2018
By James Packard

Yes, Taxes Help Pay For LeBron James' School, But That's Not New

A website claims LeBron James' "I promise" school will cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. It's not a new cost.
Ted Cruz Claims Opponent Wants To Abolish ICE. Is That True?0:44
August 17, 2018
By James Packard

Ted Cruz Claims Opponent Wants To Abolish ICE. Is That True?

Ted Cruz is going negative against Beto O'Rourke in the race for the Senate seat.
Here's What Really Happened To The Fine Against A DeVos-Run PAC1:29
August 10, 2018
By James Packard

Here's What Really Happened To The Fine Against A DeVos-Run PAC

A candidate for governor of Ohio claims his opponent "refused" to collect a $5.6 million fine from Betsy DeVos and her husband. That's not true.
US Steel Not Opening Six New Mills, No Matter How Much Trump Says It1:08
August 8, 2018
By James Packard

US Steel Not Opening Six New Mills, No Matter How Much Trump Says It

The president has said over and over again that U.S. Steel is opening six or seven new mills. That's just not true.
Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?1:07
August 3, 2018
By James Packard

Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says there are more brothels than Starbucks stores in Houston, and he's likely right.
No Evidence For Nielsen's Claim About Illegal Immigration Billboards1:04
August 1, 2018
By James Packard

No Evidence For Nielsen's Claim About Illegal Immigration Billboards

Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen made an eyebrow-raising claim at the Aspen Security Forum. Upon fact-checking, it doesn't hold up.
Trump Says The Steele Dossier Launched The Mueller Probe — It Didn't1:13
July 26, 2018
By James Packard

Trump Says The Steele Dossier Launched The Mueller Probe — It Didn't

The president made the claim after the release of documents related to FBI surveillance of a former aide.
This Candidate's Claim About Unemployment Is Way Off Base1:00
July 26, 2018
By James Packard

This Candidate's Claim About Unemployment Is Way Off Base

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is poised to represent New York's 14th Congressional District. Her claim about unemployment just doesn't work.
No, San Juan's Mayor Isn't Being Charged With Fraud1:05
July 26, 2018
By James Packard

No, San Juan's Mayor Isn't Being Charged With Fraud

A false headline claimed Carmen Yulín Cruz was charged with fraud for misusing Hurricane Maria relief funds. Nope.
Putin Says Clinton Got $400 Million From Tax Evaders — Not So Much1:11
July 19, 2018
By James Packard

Putin Says Clinton Got $400 Million From Tax Evaders — Not So Much

Russian President Vladimir Putin made the claim during his news conference with President Donald Trump.
Fact-Checking Trump's Rant About Servers At His Putin News Conference2:42
July 19, 2018
By James Packard

Fact-Checking Trump's Rant About Servers At His Putin News Conference

The president talked about "missing" servers. But no servers are missing, and the rest of his claims paint a very inaccurate picture.
No, Money Laundering Does Not Appear To Be Why Justice Kennedy Retired1:33
July 18, 2018
By James Packard

No, Money Laundering Does Not Appear To Be Why Justice Kennedy Retired

A website used a largely true set of information to make a claim that's totally false. So what's what?
Rep. Lieu Says 450,000 People In Jail Can't Afford Bail — Not Quite1:03
July 12, 2018
By James Packard

Rep. Lieu Says 450,000 People In Jail Can't Afford Bail — Not Quite

Rep. Ted Lieu was trying to make a larger point about bail reform. But his numbers just can't be backed up.
Trump's Economic Adviser Said The Deficit Is 'Coming Down' — It Isn't1:05
July 9, 2018
By James Packard

Trump's Economic Adviser Said The Deficit Is 'Coming Down' — It Isn't

Larry Kudlow told Fox Business "growth solves a lot of problems," but made a wildly inaccurate claim in the process.
Trump Says These Cars Are Imported 'By The Millions' — They Aren't1:09
July 5, 2018
By James Packard

Trump Says These Cars Are Imported 'By The Millions' — They Aren't

The president said the EU sends Mercedes-Benz and BMW automobiles to the U.S. at a far greater rate than it actually does.
The Florida Governor's Race Is Getting Heated ... And Inaccurate1:07
July 5, 2018
By James Packard

The Florida Governor's Race Is Getting Heated ... And Inaccurate

During a recent debate, the top two Republican candidates for governor argued over immigration, and one claim is worth fact-checking.
No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ1:39
July 3, 2018
By James Packard

No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ

An article said Twitter was leaking the president's private messages to the Department of Justice and was caught in an "undercover sting." Nope.
US Constitution Is The Oldest In The World — Depending On Who You Ask0:58
July 1, 2018
By James Packard

US Constitution Is The Oldest In The World — Depending On Who You Ask

Depending on your definition of a constitution, there might be older examples.