Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Chaffetz to Resign Due to Sex and Russian Money Laundering Scandals? No proof

There is no proof that the Utah Republican is facing multiple looming scandals.

Was Clinton's Assistant J.W. McGill Found Dead? No

A fake news article reported that Hillary Clinton's assistant died under mysterious circumstances.

Sen. Jeff Flake on solar power

IS Flake right that batteries for solar energy aren't developed enough to supply base load power?

Donald Trump’s First 100 Days: A Fact Check of His Claims

In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's achieved on his 100-day plan and showed he was not completely familiar with what he had promised in that "contract" with voters. A look at some of his assertions in the interview conducted Friday and other statements he made over the past week:

Fact-checking President Trump’s Pinocchio-laden Associated Press interview

In a wide-ranging interview with Julie Pace of the Associated Press on April 21, President Trump yet again made many false or misleading statements. Here’s a roundup of 14 claims.

Trump's 100-Day Plan, Annotated: Where His Promises Stand

Saturday, April 29, marks the 100th day of Trump's term and NPR is revisiting his action plan, through annotations from journalists throughout the newsroom, and taking stock of how the president's accomplishments compare with the goals he set for himself for the same period.

Who was the ‘somebody’ who issued a 100-day plan for President Trump?

We were especially puzzled by his claim that “somebody” put out the concept of a 100-day plan and that he’s “mostly there on most items.”

Sessions Tags Wrong City for Immigrant Crimes

When asked about Sessions' characterization, Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter said, "We had nothing I'm seeing as a spike or increase"

When Trump takes credit and assigns blame

One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump’s public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It’s a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.

Misfires in Trump's AP Interview

In an Associated Press interview, President Donald Trump claimed more progress than he's actually achieved on his 100-day plan. The president also showed that he's not completely familiar with what he has promised in that "contract" with voters.

The facile claim that Obama’s Iran negotiator was ‘the architect of the North Korean nuclear deal’

The irony, for some Republicans, appears to be too delicious: The same diplomat who negotiated the ill-fated nuclear deal with North Korea under President Bill Clinton was also the chief negotiator for the nuclear deal with Iran under President Barack Obama. The theory is that just as North Korea found a way to cheat, so will Iran.

SCOTUS Didn’t Ban Teaching About Islam

Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that public schools cannot teach students about Islam? A: No. That false claim was spread by a network of fake news websites.

How is Medicare affected by the House GOP health plan?

We have been asking readers for questions about statements made at congressional town halls, and one reader directed us to a very contentious session held April 13 by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) in liberal-leaning Hood River, Ore.

What Trump got wrong on Twitter this week (#8)

It’s been more than a month since our last roundup of what the president got wrong on Twitter in a given week, an occasional Friday series at The Fact Checker. President Trump has been tweeting less frequently, and his tweets have become more ceremonial — simply sharing photos or videos of memorable events or commemorating a holiday. But in the past week, Trump tweeted misleading or false claims about several issues that were worth delving into. Here’s a look at what Trump got wrong in 10 tweets since last Friday.

Spinning Georgia’s Election Results

No candidate received 50 percent of the vote in Georgia's 6th Congressional District special election, so the top two vote-getters now face off in a June 20 runoff. Nevertheless, both parties claimed a moral victory -- spinning the facts to make their points

Trump’s claim that ‘no administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days’

The first 100 days of a presidency mark a rather artificial milestone, but one by which all presidents have been measured since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s whirlwind of action when he took office in the midst of the Great Depression. President Trump appears especially conscious of this marker. During the presidential campaign, he even issued a list of 60 promises that he said he would fulfill in his first 100 days.

Trump’s claim that Korea ‘actually used to be a part of China’

Korea has its own unique roots and history. It would be worthwhile for the president to get his history lesson from Korean experts, perhaps at the State Department, rather than potentially self-serving accounts from foreign leaders.

Trump’s MS-13 Miss

President Donald Trump blamed the Obama administration for allowing "bad MS 13 gangs to form in cities across U.S." due to "weak illegal immigration policies." The MS-13 gang was formed in Los Angeles in the 1980s and had spread across the country years before Barack Obama was elected president.

First Full Supreme Court Ruling in Over a Year Has Obama Furious? No

Reports that the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision about the teaching of Islam in public schools are fake news.

Carson Didn’t Find HUD Errors

Q: Did Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson find over $500 billion in accounting errors while auditing HUD’s financial statements? A: No.