Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.) earned 4 Pinocchios for making an assertion that lacks any basis in fact.

  • Mar 5, 2015

A statistic, based on fishy data from four decades ago, continues to circulate, usually around International Women’s Day.

  • Mar 3, 2015

The president jumps the shark with his latest claim on the controversial project.

  • Mar 2, 2015

The Kentucky lawmaker likes to display an oversized check made out to the U.S. taxpayer. But who really gets the money?

  • Feb 26, 2015

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) offered statistics that were wildly off the mark on an issue crucial to his state.

  • Feb 25, 2015

An often-cited Justice Department report was out of date as soon as it was published -- six years ago.

  • Feb 24, 2015

Four Pinocchios to the former NYC mayor for saying the president never talks about American exceptionalism or love of country.

  • Feb 22, 2015

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) earns Four Pinocchios for misleading his constituents on immigration issues.

  • Feb 20, 2015

The vice president’s statement appears to have little basis in fact.

  • Feb 19, 2015

We examine statements by GOP lawmakers who once appeared to believe the law allowed subsidies in every state.

  • Feb 18, 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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