Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

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.

No Arrests for Impeachment Attempt

Q: Were two U.S. senators charged with trying to impeach President Donald Trump under false pretenses? A: No. That story originated on a prolific satire website.

Timeline: Donald Trump Jr.’s contradictory statements about the Russia meeting

We compiled a timeline of what the public found out when about the meeting, and what Trump Jr. and Trump said about the developments. We will update this timeline as necessary.

Trump’s Misplaced Baltimore Bias

Trump misleadingly suggested Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein may be biased against him because Rosenstein "is from Baltimore" and "there are very few Republicans in Baltimore."

Trump Made Several Misleading Claims in Times Interview

In a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, President Trump made a number of misleading and false claims about health insurance, his legislative accomplishments, the biography of his deputy attorney general and French history. Here’s an assessment.

Did President Trump Send Feds to Raid Islamberg, New York?

A blog fabricated a story about the tiny hamlet — after a series of threats and demonstrations targeted people living there.

On a doubt voiced about 2016 election result

Thought the 2016 presidential election settled the hard-fought campaign once and for all? Not everyone is there yet.

Did Hillary Clinton Side With Kremlin on Sanctions Due to a $500,000 Payment to Bill?

A Fox News story cites only a sentence from a staffer's leaked email as proof of Clinton's wrongdoing.

Trump's Confusing Remarks To Senate Republicans On Health Care

President Trump did not do much to sell the Senate health care bill before its failure. But he gave the sale a shot Wednesday in the White House before cameras and a captive audience of nearly all the Republican senators. His comments were at times confusing, and in some cases, outright incorrect.