Jeff Sessions’s comments on race: For the record

We combed through the transcript of Sen. Jeff Sessions's 1986 Senate hearing to provide a fuller context of his comments about race and civil rights.

Justin Trudeau’s claim that Castro made ‘significant improvements’ to Cuban health care and education

Trudeau repeated a long-standing claim made by the Cuban government. But statistics don't back him up.

Trump’s repeated claim that he won a ‘landslide’ victory

By any objective measure, Trump did not win a landslide. Here's what the numbers show.


The 2016 Election Fact Checker

Every fact check of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in one place.

The Four-Pinocchio claim that ‘on average, girls first become victims of sex trafficking at 13 years old’

Once again, politicians and the media blithely repeat a Four-Pinocchio statistic on sex trafficking that does not hold up to scrutiny.

Why you should be wary of statistics on ‘modern slavery’ and ‘trafficking’

Depending on the estimate cited, the number of victims changes by tens of millions.

Trump camp’s repeated use of dubious sources on voter fraud

Dear staff members of the president-elect: Please drop this talking point. We are tired of telling you it is false.

The facts about the voter fraud case that sank Jeff Sessions’s bid for a judgeship

We take a deep look at a controversial case prosecuted in 1985 by Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for attorney general.

Donald Trump’s bogus claim that millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton

Trump makes a bold tweet--based on no evidence.

Trump’s claim that ‘the president can’t have a conflict of interest’

There is an exemption for the president, but there's more to the story.

The Fact Checker’s guide for detecting fake news

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