After the Fact

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump speaks out against domestic violence

The allegations of domestic abuse that led top White House aide Rob Porter to resign spurred calls for President Donald Trump to speak out on the issue. Sen. Joni Ernst, R - Iowa, said he needed "to send a stronger message."

Trump had not, until an Oval Office event Feb. 14 when he addressed the question.

"I am totally opposed ...

Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer deletes tweet, apologizes

A few hours after we published our article, Jenna Fischer tweeted that she was deleting her original, incorrect tweet and apologized. Here’s the text of the statement she tweeted on Dec. 27, 2017.

"I made a mistake and I want to correct it. After reading your feedback and doing additional research I discovered that I tweeted something that was not ...

Richard Durbin

After Durbin's comment, CBO says some analysis won't be ready by time of vote

After this article was published, the Congressional Budget Office released a statement saying that while the Joint Committee on Taxation had already produced certain analyses of the Republican tax bill, the committee "would not have enough time to study full effects of all of the provisions in the bill, including interactions between these provisions, within the very short time ...

J.K. Rowling

Rowling apologizes, deletes incorrect tweets about Trump

After this fact-check was published, Rowling tweeted a four-part message apologizing for her error and noting she would delete her prior comments.

"Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proferred hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate ...

Joy Reid

Joy Reid tweets correction to her mistake on Georgia district

After our article appeared, Reid tweeted the following correction: "Correcting this tweet: Trump won GA 06 by 1.5; Price by 23. Thanks to all the tweeps who caught my mistake. Multibrains are better than 1! :-)"

Paul Ryan

Ryan's office responds to "flip-flop" charge

After our story was published, Ryan’s office responded to our inquiry. His office noted that the bill -- minus three pages worth of amendment text -- was scored by CBO not once but twice, on March 13 and 23. And with a third CBO score coming before a Senate vote, the office argued, lawmakers who voted for it will "own" ...