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Colorado Lawmaker Sets Example For Trump, Deletes Fake News

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.30.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Colorado State Rep. Polly Lawrence (R-Roxborough Park) has set an example for lawmakers everywhere, from Trump on down, by removing a fake-news item f...

State Senator Declines to Sign Fake News Pledge, Saying Term Fake News "Smacks of a New Censorship"

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

You'd think twice about signing some pledges, if you're a politician. But a pledge not to spread fake news, if it's found to be false by "Snopes, Pol...

The Fake News Pledge and Colorado Politicians Who Need to Sign It

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.03.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Facebook and Google are taking a lot of heat for allowing falsehoods, packaged as news, to viralize across the internet, but lawmakers, who legitimiz...

Fact Checking

Jonathan Haber | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Haber

Now logic is a more difficult thing to analyze than factual truth or falsehood, and those consuming such analysis require a certain facility with logic and argumentation in order to follow along. But what a wonderful thing it would be if there was an audience large enough to support just one web site offering such a service.

Trump and Cruz: Will Somebody Sue Already?

Sue Wilson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Media
Sue Wilson

Republican Presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are at war over what they charge to be false political ads against each other. It's one battle in this bizarre and contentious campaign year which could actually benefit us all.

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...

Hillary Is Right About Charter Schools!

John Thompson | Posted 11.10.2016 | Education
John Thompson

The political question is whether Hillary Clinton would once again listen to her corporate funders, like Eli Broad, or to teachers, unions and parents who are fed up with the test, sort, reward and punish approach to school improvement.

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...

Reflections on Planned Parenthood, Clinton and ACORN

Anhvinh Doanvo | Posted 09.06.2016 | Politics
Anhvinh Doanvo

Unsubstantiated ideas are frequently published in the news media without a rigorous investigation into their veracity. Following their initial publication, these ideas are cited and re-cited by other news media organizations, and sometimes the originators themselves, creating a phenomenon known as "circular reporting," repeatedly breathing life into lies so long as they are not fact-checked.

The EPA Will Not Regulate Your Barbecue

FactCheck.org | Dave Levitan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A Republican congressman says the Environmental Protection Agency wants “to stop you and I from...

Bernie Sanders Exaggerates Claim About Income Inequality

FactCheck.org | Brooks Jackson | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “in America we now have more income and wealth inequali...

Clinton Misuses Stat On CEO Pay

FactCheck.Org | Robert Farley | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Hillary Clinton said the “average American CEO” makes 300 times more than the typical worker,...

Carly Fiorina Misleads On Student Loans

FactCheck.org | Lori Robertson | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a misleading description of the options av...

Mike Huckabee Repeated False Claims In Presidential Announcement

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Mike Huckabee, an unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidate, announced he is running for preside...

Hillary Clinton Spins U.S. Rank On Gender Pay

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Hillary Clinton cited data from the World Economic Forum to present a misleading picture of U.S...

Chris Christie's Marijuana Claim Relies On Shaky Science

FactCheck.org | Dave Levitan | Posted 04.23.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its...

Data Debunks Claim That Hillary Clinton Paid Women Less Than Men

FactCheck.org | Robert Farley & Alexander Nacht | Posted 04.22.2015 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office...

How to Restore Trust in News

Craig Newmark | Posted 03.25.2015 | Media
Craig Newmark

It's hard to trust the news overall when many major stories are ignored by news outlets. It's hard to trust the news when the press does so little fact-checking.

Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with...

A Principle or an Abortion Ban?

Jason Salzman | Posted 12.12.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Before his recent false claims that federal personhood legislation is "simply" a toothless statement of his belief in "life," Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner's campaign told Factcheck.org that the candidate backed personhood proposals in order to ban abortion.

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...

Gardner All In on Abortion Ban Legislation

Jason Salzman | Posted 11.21.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

The House of Representatives adjourned Friday, meaning Colorado senatorial candidate Cory Gardner has officially missed his chance to withdraw his name from the Life at Conception Act.

Gardner Needs to Explain His Support for Personhood

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

It's not just senatorial Colorado candidate Cory Gardner who's taken the endlessly puzzling position of being opposed to personhood at the state level but supportive of the federal version.

Michigan Senate Candidate Twists Democrat's Record In New Ad

Posted 05.31.2014 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. A Web ad from Republican Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land claims her opponent, Rep. Gary Peters...

GOP Rep's Health Care Claims Fail Fact Check

FactCheck.org | Eugene Kiely | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Rep. Louie Gohmert is wrong when he says a “poor guy out there making $14,000″ is “going ...