The Washington Post

Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


Donald Trump repeatedly cites a number for Syrian refugees that appears based on a misunderstanding.

  • Oct 8, 2015

Foreign-policy nuances are lost in an ad with stark nuclear imagery sponsored by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

  • Oct 6, 2015

The president made a sweeping statement but the evidence changes when suicides are moved from the gun-death data.

  • Oct 5, 2015

Ted Cruz frequently makes a claim about working in law enforcement. But what did he actually do?

  • Oct 1, 2015

We respond to the many complaints The Fact Checker received about a column on Carly Fiorina’s career.

  • Sep 29, 2015

The brash businessman says he will lose money on his tax plan. We do the math, and it adds up to 4 Pinocchios.

  • Sep 29, 2015

We examine Clinton’s statements on when the State Department contacted her about her email system.

  • Sep 28, 2015

Sanders uses raw data to make his point, which is inappropriate for comparing numbers over time.

  • Sep 24, 2015

The GOP presidential hopeful earns Four Pinocchios for a false claim about Islam

  • Sep 22, 2015

Here’s our roundup of fishy claims in the second GOP presidential debates.

  • Sep 16, 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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