Latest from Glenn Kessler

Fact-checking the Paul-Fauci flap over Wuhan lab funding

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) challenged Anthony S. Fauci over whether the U.S. government funded dangerous research in China. Here’s what they were talking about.
  • May 18, 2021

McCarthy leadership PAC made payments to Luntz firm

The House minority leader cited his longtime friendship with pollster Frank Luntz when defending his rental of an apartment, but there was also a business relationship, FEC records show.
  • May 15, 2021

This man says he’s related to Robert E. Lee. There’s no evidence.

Robert W. Lee IV says he's the great-great-great-great nephew of the Confederate general. But historical records dispute that.
  • May 14, 2021

Rental to Rep. Kevin McCarthy violated condo bylaws

The House minority leader says he rented a "room" from pollster Frank Luntz. But the condo bylaws prohibit such arrangements.
  • May 11, 2021

Stefanik defends election falsehoods told on Jan. 6

On Jan. 6, the New York Republican made several false claims about the vote count in Georgia. She has no regrets.
  • May 6, 2021

Biden’s claim his plans don’t ‘add a single penny to our deficit’

Over and over, President Biden claims his big spending plans will not increase the federal budget deficit But the math is complicated.
  • May 6, 2021

Kevin McCarthy says he rented a ‘room’ — in a 7,000-square-foot penthouse

The apartment owned by pollster Frank Luntz combined four units with 12 bedrooms and home ownership fees of almost $5,000 a month.
  • May 5, 2021

Democrats and Republicans need a translator when speaking infrastructure

Too often, the dueling infrastructure plans are treated as roughly similar by reporters but there are vast differences.
  • May 4, 2021

The false and misleading claims President Biden made during his first 100 days in office

The Biden era has offered a return to a more typical pattern — one that features frequent spin and obfuscation or exaggeration. He devotes little time to social media and rarely faces reporters or speaks off the cuff.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Biden’s first 100 days |The Fact Checker

The Washington Post Fact Checker analyzed President Biden's speeches, interviews, tweets, and public statements made during his first 100 days in office.
  • Apr 30, 2021