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

Trade pact’s job creation really zero, not 650,000

Politicians are using questionable math from a Trans-Pacific Partnership study to claim big job numbers.

Obama administration earns 4 Pinocchios for fishy math on 650,000 new jobs

Obama administration earns 4 Pinocchios for fishy math on 650,000 new jobs

The Obama administration claims an Asian trade deal will create that many jobs.

Jeb Bush’s wrong claims on oil imports

Jeb Bush’s wrong claims on oil imports

The former Florida governor gets his facts wrong about which nations export oil to the United States

Gov. Kasich repeats a Lincoln whopper

Gov. Kasich repeats a Lincoln whopper

The Ohio governor quotes Lincoln, but it turns out he fell for one of the great hoaxes of U.S. history. Four Pinocchios!