Fact Check: Political claims

Fact Check Logo Stop right there: A guide to how we make our calls Fact Check Logo Do you have a fact for us to check? 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 on our revised fact checking scale.

Fact Check Moving Violation 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 because our fact check found a serious error. And if you see blue lights in the rear view, somebody wasn't even trying to get it right – we're issuing them a moving violation.