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

Boost the eligibility age for Medicare to avoid ‘bankruptcy’?

Boost the eligibility age for Medicare to avoid ‘bankruptcy’?

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) suggests that boost the eligibility age will shield Medicare from “bankruptcy.” Not really.

Is Obama creating a ‘national school board’?

Is Obama creating a ‘national school board’?

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) claims that Obama is creating a national school board. Is that really the case?

Four Pinocchios for senator’s plagiarism defense

Four Pinocchios for senator’s plagiarism defense

Sen. John Walsh (D-Mont.) has been exposed as a plagiarist. But his campaign claims it was a simple “mistake.“

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

Do 10,000 baby boomers retire daily?

Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) says 10,000 baby boomers retire every day. It turns out his math is accurate.