Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The oft-cited statistic on sexual assault cannot be applied to all college campuses, an arm of the Justice Department says.

  • Dec 17, 2014

The former vice president is wrong about the prosecution of Japanese soldiers.

  • Dec 16, 2014

Our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2014.

  • Dec 15, 2014

The newly elected senator from Arkansas says Hezbollah worked with “locals in Mexico” to attack in D.C. That’s a bit off.

  • Dec 10, 2014

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus claims Obama has the worst record of any president on the national debt. But that claim lacks context.

  • Dec 8, 2014

Our monthly roundup of the most widely read columns is dominated by President Obama.

  • Dec 1, 2014

The 1.5 million figure appears to be a one-off comment never repeated by any Bush administration official.

  • Nov 29, 2014

The former president says the U.S. and Mexico have about the same number of engineering graduates. That’s wrong.

  • Nov 26, 2014

A newspaper article published nearly a quarter-century ago is creating debate.

  • Nov 24, 2014

The implication of President Obama’s words is that the United States would act simply as a conveyor belt.

  • Nov 22, 2014
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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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