fact checking

  • Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Republican Party of Iowa's Lincoln Dinner in Des Moines, Iowa, United States, May 16, 2015. Photo by Jim Young/Reuters
    November 30, 2015  

    Some of the presidential candidates have been playing with the truth on the campaign trail. Political director Lisa Desjardins takes a look at some questionable comments, while Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR join Gwen Ifill to examine why candidates are emboldened to defy fact-checkers, plus a Gov. Chris Christie endorsement and the Planned Parenthood shooting. Continue reading

  • June 1, 2010  

    Does the pervading presence of the Web make people better citizens or does it propagate misinformation and threaten democracy? Paul Solman has a look at the unfolding debate as staged by the University of Virginia’s Miller Center for Public Affairs. Continue reading

  • April 29, 2009   BY  

    PolitiFact.com, a Web site run by the staff of the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, is keeping track of whether President Barack Obama is keeping his campaign promises and rating the truth of statements made by members of Congress and political groups. Continue reading