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Fact Check: Did Kathy Tran Do “Nothing to Change” Virginia’s Late-Term Abortion Law?

Fact Check: Did Kathy Tran Do “Nothing to Change” Virginia’s Late-Term Abortion Law?

  Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter   Virginia Democratic Del. Kathy Tran claimed that she has done “nothing to change” Virginia’s law on late-term abortions. Over the last few days, you may have heard a lot of misinformation about my bill to help women make their own healthcare decisions in consultation with their doctors. […]

Fact Check : ‘More Americans Will Die from Drugs this Year Than Were Killed in the Entire Vietnam War’

Fact Check : ‘More Americans Will Die from Drugs this Year Than Were Killed in the Entire Vietnam War’

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter   “More Americans will die from drugs this year than were killed in the entire Vietnam War,” President Donald Trump said in his address to the nation on border security Tuesday night. Verdict: True Recent trends in overdose deaths suggest that more people in the U.S. will die from overdoses this […]

FACT CHECK: Are There More Job Openings than Unemployed People?

FACT CHECK: Are There More Job Openings than Unemployed People?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Rep. Lou Barletta said Thursday that there are more jobs openings than unemployed people in the U.S. Verdict: True There were 6.6 million job openings and 6.1 million unemployed people in May 2018. Fact Check: Barletta, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, mentioned the statistic when he spoke […]

Fact Check: Are 80% Of Asylum Court Cases Not Approved?

Fact Check: Are 80% Of Asylum Court Cases Not Approved?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a Fox News interview that about 80 percent of people seeking asylum in immigration court do not receive it. Verdict: True About 80 percent of asylum cases in immigration court are denied or otherwise closed. That figure does not include thousands of […]

Fact Check | Do Asylum-Seekers Have To Illegally Enter The US?

Fact Check | Do Asylum-Seekers Have To Illegally Enter The US?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter Attorney Rabia Chaudry said in a tweet Sunday that people must be in the U.S. in order to apply for asylum, and that asylum-seekers on the southern border have to figure out how to get inside. Verdict: False People may apply for asylum at U.S. ports of entry without […]

Fact Check: Does Canada Charge A 270% Tariff On US Dairy?

Fact Check: Does Canada Charge A 270% Tariff On US Dairy?

Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter President Donald Trump said in several tweets that Canada charges the U.S. a 270 percent tariff on dairy products. PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of […]

We Interviewed A Former MS-13 Member To Talk About Their Motto ‘Kill, Rape, Control’

We Interviewed A Former MS-13 Member To Talk About Their Motto ‘Kill, Rape, Control’

  Emily Larsen | Fact Check Reporter   The White House said in a press release Monday that the gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, follows the motto of “kill, rape, control.” Verdict: True “Mata, roba, viola, controla,” which means “kill, steal, rape, control,” is an informal catchphrase used by some MS-13 members. Though the gang is notoriously […]