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.

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The Fact Checker is away

The Fact Checker is away

The Fact Checker is on break and will return in early August.

Hillary Clinton’s claim that a Democratic president would have paid down the national debt

Hillary Clinton’s claim that a Democratic president would have paid down the national debt

Hillary Clinton engages in sophism when she claims that “Democratic presidents” always have to rescue the economy from Republicans.

Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘everything I did [on e-mails] was permitted’

Hillary Clinton’s claim that ‘everything I did [on e-mails] was permitted’

The former secretary of state engages in spin to suggest that there was nothing unusual about her private e-mail setup.

The most popular fact checks of June

The most popular fact checks of June

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tops our monthly round-up with a Four-Pinocchio claim about dirt.