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Donald Trump Oversells Mike Pence's Economic Record

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 07.17.2016 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Donald Trump introduced Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate July 16, but, in doing so, o...

Playing a science-based video game? It might be all wrong

The Conversation US | Posted 07.04.2016 | Science
The Conversation US

Playing 'Spore' is a good way to explore evolution. 'Spore' screenshotBy Alex Leith, Michigan State University You look down from the sky, manipulati...

Politifact Is All Wrong About Clooney-Clinton Fundraiser

Liam Miller | Posted 05.06.2016 | Politics
Liam Miller

Recently, Politifact's fledgeling Punditfact re-rated George Clooney's claim that "The overwhelming amount of money that we're raising is not going to Hillary (Clinton) to run for president... It's going to the congressmen and senators to try to take back congress."

Here's A Powerful Strategy For Calming Your Anxious Mind

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 03.28.2016 | OWN

There are plenty of reasons to turn to meditation to help alleviate your stress, but if that doesn't seem like your thing, positive psychology researc...

Fact-Checking The Fourth Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.18.2016 | Politics

This post originally appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates made misleading claims on health care, energy and...

Fact-Checking The State Of The Union Speech

FactCheck.org | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics

Summary President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address came up short of the facts on several topics: He embellished his record on jobs, c...

Donald Trump's Campaign Doesn't Care That His New Ad Is Wildly Inaccurate

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

On Monday, the campaign of real estate mogul Donald Trump released its first TV ad, relying on heavy fear-mongering against Muslims and immigrants, a ...

Pants on Fire?: Fact-Checking Mehdi Hasan's Head-to-Head with Ram Madhav

Parth Parihar | Posted 01.04.2016 | World
Parth Parihar

Have you seen Mehdi Hasan's Head-to-Head with Ram Madhav? As expected, the hard-hitting interview generated heated debate on the true nature of India...

Donald Trump Dominates List Of 2015's Biggest Lies

FactCheck.org | Mollie Reilly | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. It’s been a banner year for political whoppers — and for one teller of tall tales in par...

Fact-Checking The Third Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The Democratic candidates met for the third time, and stretched the facts again: Former S...

Ted Cruz Distorts Study To Claim That The 'Majority Of Violent Criminals Are Democrats'

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 12.01.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz misrepresented an academic study when he claimed that the “overwhelming majority o...

Sleep Really Is Important For Political Decision-Making

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Healthy Living

The pre-election behavior of politicians is not exactly restrained. And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is known to stoop to some pretty extreme le...

Fact-Checking The Second Democratic Debate

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and made sever...

Why Hillary Clinton's Claim That The Economy Does Better Under Democrats Is A Bit Shaky

FactCheck.org | Marina Fang | Posted 10.20.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Hillary Clinton says the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White House, cit...

Donald Trump's 6 Worst Predictions

The Huffington Post | Oliver Noble | Posted 09.25.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump is well-known for making unsubstantiated claims, but just how much of what the outspoken mogul says is patently false may still surprise ...

How Much Economic Power Do Dads Have?

Josh Levs | Posted 09.03.2015 | Business
Josh Levs

False claims and inaccurate statistics about modern families abound. Many of these focus on dads, the most misunderstood part of the modern family. Mainstream media is filled with headlines and references to surveys that get fathers completely wrong.

Why the Most Ethical and Trustworthy Journalism Was by Fictional Newsman Jon Stewart

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.07.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Last night was Jon Stewart's last night on the Daily Show. It's gotten me thinking about how he's so much more than an entertainer, and what he's done as the most trusted newsman in America...

Desperately Seeking Trustworthy News

Craig Newmark | Posted 08.04.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Maybe I'm desperate for trustworthy news and progress in that direction, but possibly good news surfaced recently that I missed on first reading. Firs...

Why a NYT Editor Left Her Job to Start the News Site Kicker

Craig Newmark | Posted 07.30.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

Kicker is a news website that helps you get up to speed easily by making news digestible, engaging, and actionable. They're one of the women-led star...

GOP Senator's Laughably Inaccurate Attempt To Support His Point With Citations

Liam Miller | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Liam Miller

This whole "fact-checking" thing is kind of new for a lot of folks on the right. Kudos for the attempt, in my book.

NRA's Ominous But Misleading Appeal

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The National Rifle Association employs images in a series of TV ads of an intruder breaking int...

Fact-Checking Immigration Reform In 2013

Politifact | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Supporters of an immigration overhaul had high hopes that 2013 would be their year. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a GOP presidential contender and son of ...

That's What He Said: Quoting Mark Twain

Cindy Lovell | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Cindy Lovell

Mark Twain remains the most frequently quoted American author, which means he is also the most frequently misquoted author. When a good Mark Twain quote is needed to punch up a paper or spice up a speech, it is possible to verify it with a credible source.

TURN THE PAGE AND BELIEVE?

Frank A. Weil | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

Have you ever read something in a newspaper or magazine about something which you happened to have firsthand knowledge of and realized that what was r...

Obamacare Myths Explored

Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Summary We’ve been batting down bogus claims about the Affordable Care Act for years, sinc...