Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The candidates fighting In Iowa for a Senate seat tangled over the impact of a “personhood” amendment. Who has the better argument?

  • Oct 1, 2014

President Obama suggested intelligence agencies missed signs of Islamic State’s growing power. Is that the whole story?

  • Sep 30, 2014

There’s a major disconnect between the ad’s images and the impact of the law it’s about.

  • Sep 28, 2014

The former president says his 100,000 cops programs sent the crime rate “way down.” There’s little evidence for that.

  • Sep 26, 2014

The president claims the U.S. led the world in cutting carbon emissions over the past eight years. But that’s not right.

  • Sep 25, 2014

Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W.V.) uses a miner to put words in the mouth of his opponent.

  • Sep 24, 2014

Rep. Tom Cotton (R) says Obama hijacked the Farm Bill to add in food stamps. But the practice is decades old.

  • Sep 23, 2014

The David Perdue (R) campaign earns 4 Pinocchios for a smarmy ad based on innuendo but no facts

  • Sep 22, 2014

Sen. Rand Paul said in an interview that his Republican colleague had his picture taken with ISIS in Syria.

  • Sep 20, 2014

Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-La.) goes out on a limb with a new attack ad -- and falls off.

  • Sep 19, 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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