The outcry over separating families at the border cast the country's border dilemma in a new light. Have humanitarian concerns redefined the problem? We look at the numbers behind the debate.
Mary Jennings Hegar, a veteran, mom and Democratic candidate for the Congress in a deep red Texas district, made a splash when her campaign ad went viral. We took a closer look.
President Donald Trump headed back to the campaign trail on June 27, to promote the candidacy of Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican challenger to North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In his rally in Fargo, N.D., Trump made a number of statements that were inaccurate or misleading.
Critics of Fox News commentator Sean Hannity have seized on statements he made during his nationally broadcast show to claim Hannity is urging targets of the Russia special counsel investigation to destroy their phones and purge their emails to avoid prosecution.
Entrepreneur Elon Musk (of Tesla, SpaceX, PayPal) had an idea: He’d "create a site where the public can rate the core truth of any article & track the credibility score over time of each journalist, editor & publication." That sounded familiar.
Sorting fact from fiction in the May 18, 2018, Santa Fe High School shooting.
The thought of a "post-truth world" has been on a lot of people’s minds lately. Do facts still matter? Is telling the truth still important?
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our newsroom, citizens are staying informed on the complex issues that matter to them. For instance, we recently dug into the facts of whether President Donald Trump has the power to fire FBI special counsel Robert Mueller. Answer: It’s complicated.
Since PolitiFact launched in 2007, we’ve made it our mission to produce public service journalism that informs and strengthens our democracy.
For more than 10 years, we’ve been sorting out fact from fiction and holding politicians all across the country accountable — stories that you can’t find anywhere else.