Fact Check: Political claims

Fact Check Logo Red light, green light, fact check: A guide to how we make our calls From campaign commercials to stump speeches to news conferences, political talk is rife with hyperbole. We endeavor to cut through the clutter to show where the truth gets stretched and who can back up their claims. 

How do we make the call? Look for the stoplights

A "green light" means, "Go ahead, run with it." Yellow light indicates reservations about important factual errors or missing context. If you see a red light, stop right there – our fact checking has raised serious problems with the statement in question.