Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the White House suggested Ebola was spread like AIDS. Is that the case?

  • Oct 20, 2014

A Web ad targets GOP budget cuts, but fingerprints of both parties are on the knives.

  • Oct 18, 2014

The president says the Affordable Care Act has helped produce a big tax cut for Americans. We double check his math.

  • Oct 17, 2014

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) suggests the Kentucky Web site for Obamacare can continue even after repealing the law.

  • Oct 16, 2014

The report, on weapons made before 1991, does not vindicate Bush-era officials.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Democrats earn 4 Pinocchios for claiming the GOP cut public-health spending. It was a bipartisan effort.

  • Oct 15, 2014

Was the White House correctly characterizing the findings of a Senate panel report?

  • Oct 14, 2014

A highly speculative account leads to even more speculation.

  • Oct 11, 2014

Former Sen. Scott Brown (R) says Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) is running a “smear” on abortion. But we find he doth protest too much.

  • Oct 10, 2014

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) earns 4 Pinocchios for claiming Islamic State terrorists are in cahoots with Mexican drug lords.

  • Oct 9, 2014
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About
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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