Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


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

  • Jul 6, 2015

Sloppy reporting of dubious and outdated statistics results in wildly inflated numbers.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Politicians offered lots of numbers after the big Supreme Court ruling, but only some were not misleading.

  • Jun 26, 2015

The 2016 presidential candidate earns Four Pinocchios for relying on discredited media reporting to make a specious case.

  • Jun 25, 2015

The 2016 presidential hopeful earns 4 Pinocchios for repeating a debunked claim about enforcement of the Brady law.

  • Jun 24, 2015

Both Clinton and Bush point to similar jobs data to make opposite cases about the speed of economic recovery.

  • Jun 23, 2015

The former Florida governor attacks D.C. as a place of privilege but he overstates some of his facts.

  • Jun 19, 2015

FACT CHECKER | The mogul spouts off so many “facts” that are often twisted or just wrong.

  • Jun 17, 2015

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is relying on rather old data that may have changed.

  • Jun 16, 2015

  • Jun 14, 2015
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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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