Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.

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The pageant says it awards as much as $1 million, but what can contestants actually win?

  • May 25, 2015

This factoid is based on serious data, but the more you dig, the less relevant it becomes.

  • May 22, 2015

The Republican senator at least twice gets his history lesson all jumbled up.

  • May 21, 2015

This populist talking point wilts under scrutiny.

  • May 20, 2015

The former Pennsylvania senator earns Four Pinocchios for significantly inflating his role -- and his opponents.

  • May 19, 2015

The Republican puts words in the president’s mouth and earns four Pinocchios.

  • May 18, 2015

Several readers contacted The Fact Checker asking about this assertion by the former secretary of state, made as she discussed her policy goals for tackling illegal immigration.

  • May 16, 2015

A key document that Ledbetter says convinced her to file her lawsuit alleging pay disparity was never retained.

  • May 14, 2015

A rare Geppetto Checkmark tops of the list of our mostly widely-read columns in April.

  • May 12, 2015

The former secretary of state earns Four Pinocchios for making a nonsense comparison that is factually inaccurate.

  • May 11, 2015
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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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