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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: 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 […]

Washington Post fact-checks SNL

Washington Post fact-checks SNL

Chip Bok, Bokbluster.com     November 25, 2014    The Washington Post actually fact checked a Saturday Night Live skit. Zachary Goldfarb rated the skit not helpful to the president. The sketch was about Obama’s executive action on immigration (mislabeled as an “executive order”, Goldfarb helpfully corrects). It was set to “Schoolhouse Rock” and featured a “Bill” singing about how a bill becomes law. […]