Glenn Kessler
Staff Writer

In an award-winning journalism career spanning nearly three decades, Glenn Kessler, who writes “The Fact Checker” column, has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street. He was The Washington Post’s chief State Department reporter for nine years, traveling around the world with three different Secretaries of State. Before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Washington Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. In 2007, St. Martins Press published his widely acclaimed book on Condoleezza Rice, The Confidante. Kessler appears frequently on television and has lectured widely on U.S. foreign policy.

Latest by Glenn Kessler

Did Rand Paul really ‘return’ money to the Treasury?

Did Rand Paul really ‘return’ money to the Treasury?

The Kentucky lawmaker likes to display an oversized check made out to the U.S. taxpayer. But who really gets the money?

Montana senator twice gets his facts wrong on timber sales and litigation

Montana senator twice gets his facts wrong on timber sales and litigation

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) offered statistics that were wildly off the mark on an issue crucial to his state.

Key report in battle over car dealer sales is bizarrely outdated

Key report in battle over car dealer sales is bizarrely outdated

An often-cited Justice Department report was out of date as soon as it was published -- six years ago.

A look at Giuliani’s claims about Obama’s speeches

A look at Giuliani’s claims about Obama’s speeches

Four Pinocchios to the former NYC mayor for saying the president never talks about American exceptionalism or love of country.