Glenn Kessler

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The Fact Checker is on break and will return in early August.

  • Jul 15, 2015

Hillary Clinton engages in sophism when she claims that “Democratic presidents” always have to rescue the economy from Republicans.

  • Jul 13, 2015

The former secretary of state engages in spin to suggest that there was nothing unusual about her private e-mail setup.

  • Jul 9, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tops our monthly round-up with a Four-Pinocchio claim about dirt.

  • Jul 6, 2015

Sloppy reporting of dubious and outdated statistics results in wildly inflated numbers.

  • Jul 2, 2015

Politicians offered lots of numbers after the big Supreme Court ruling, but only some were not misleading.

  • Jun 26, 2015

The 2016 presidential candidate earns Four Pinocchios for relying on discredited media reporting to make a specious case.

  • Jun 25, 2015

The 2016 presidential hopeful earns 4 Pinocchios for repeating a debunked claim about enforcement of the Brady law.

  • Jun 24, 2015

Both Clinton and Bush point to similar jobs data to make opposite cases about the speed of economic recovery.

  • Jun 23, 2015

  • Jun 14, 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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