On May 5, , Astronaut Alan B. Sheppard Jr. The Space Shuttle is one of the great triumphs of modern technology. A small metal sphere weighing slightly more than 83 kilograms was placed into an elliptical orbit by the mighty R-7 rocket. It was perhaps one of the most significant moments in human history. The date was October 4th and the sphere was called Sputnik.
When the world's first artificial satellite sped across the night skies the impact was far-reaching and profound. Not only was this clearly one of the great scientific achievements of the modern age but it was also a catalyst which would propel the United States out of its post-War lethargy. The Political significance of the lift-capability of the R-7 rocket aroused the attentions of the West while irrevocably altering the face of human history.
The Space Age had begun. The story of the R-7 rocket and its many offspring is one which still remains a mystery in the West. The legacy of the United States Apollo programme is rich in outstanding achievements but none more so than the first fully equipped lunar landing mission. Apollo 15 was the first moon landing to venture into the treacherous terrain of a lunar mountain range.
After a perfect pin-point landing astronauts David Scott and James Irwin explored the mysterious Hadley Rille with the benefit of their electric lunar rover. Scott and Irwin had undergone extensive training in the science of geology and were to find the oldest rock ever to be brought back from the moon. The so-called "Genesis" rock would answer many of man's age-old questions about the origins of the moon. While the two men drove their remarkable vehicle through the lunar foothills their companion Alfred Worden spent several days running a battery of experiments from low lunar orbit, mapping the lunar terrain in unprecedented detail.
How to demise of Canada's national dream contributed to one of the greatest triumphs in American history. Tells for the first time the story of the Canadian and British engineers from Avro Canada who played key roles in putting Americans on the Moon and building todays U. American astronauts may have lived the dream of seeing space, but they never would have made it without Guenter Wendt.
In The Unbroken Chain, this unsung hero tells his story, and he's got the right stuff. Wendt, who immigrated to the United States from Germany in , got a job as a mechanical engineer for McDonnell Aircraft that launched his space career. He eventually became the man who supervised preparations for every mission from the Mercury program through the early shuttle flights. He was the last person the astronauts would see before they closed the hatch, and he became something of a legend at NASA.
The Unbroken Chain features Wendt's accounts of his career highlights, good and bad, as well as behind-the scenes revelations about missions and personalities. After the triumphant Apollo 11 moon landing, NASA issued a complete post-flight mission report that included the observations of the crew and technical details of the flight.
Edited by Robert Goodwin who is compiling all the mission reports from Apollos 8 through 17 , the book contains diagrams showing the descent of the lunar module, photos of the lunar surface, medical observations about the human body on the moon and much more. It also comes with a DVD of lunar footage. Though it may be hard for those without an engineering or physics background to parse much of the text, astronomy enthusiasts will enjoy having this historical record nonetheless.
Copyright Cahners Business Information, Inc. The landing site selected for the crew of Apollo 16 was in the lunar highland are of Descartes. For three days Young Duke embarked on their rover, away from the Lunar Module "Orion", through rugged landscapes, in search of the origins of our world.. The Heavens -- and trying to get there -- have always intrigued Man, and have been included in our artwork throughout all of history.
In recent years they have been the subject of countless books, articles, radio and television shows and films, and have more and more featured the practical method of achieving these dreams -- Spaceships. Creating Space takes us on a journey through the history of the space age, up to the present and beyond.
From the advent of the "space race" with the V-2 rocket of World War II to the International Space Station and the future, a complete and detailed chronicling of vehicles is given, side by side with pictures and details of models that depict the multitude of aircraft and spacecraft developed throughout the world. Have you ever wondered what it's like to be an astronaut? To travel into space and float above the Earth? How did other women become astronauts?
Read about every woman who has ever flown into space. This book is packed with exciting stories and interviews with many past and current women astronauts. Read about their childhood, training, everyday lives, and of course, their actual missions into space! How can I become an astronaut? Is your future in space? Find out what it takes to become an astronaut, about the selection process, training, and what it's like to live and work as an astronaut in space, and here on Earth. Virgil I. The controversial incident also almost killed an American astronaut when Grissom narrowly escaped death, left to suffer the private accusations concerning how and why Liberty Bell 7 really sank.
Beyond the reach of subsea technology, the Cold War icon sat in waters deeper than the Titanic for almost 40 years, surviving amidst the ice cold temperature and darkness of the deep ocean and waiting to be discovered. Historians declared Liberty Bell 7 as "lost and gone forever" and marine salvage experts said the tiny nine-foot-tall capsule would never be found.
It was just past midnight in the early morning hours of December 7th when the last manned Saturn V roared from the launch pad at tehe Kennedy Space Center. With this book, for the first time the public can become acquainted with the Apollo spacecraft in detail and learn the story of its design and construction. Full color drawings in exacting detail provide inside and out views of the Command and Service Modules complete with details of construction and fabrication. The Apollo spacecraft is the most intricate and exacting machine ever built, and it had to be as near to perfect as it could be made, every time.
With over 3 million components, a performance record of With the exception of Apollo 13, the spacecraft lived up to expectations on every lunar mission, and even Apollo 13, after a major explosion, managed to circle the Moon and bring its crew home safely. Behind every NASA space mission there were literally thousands of people involved in design, manufacture, support, management, etc.
Most of these people had the opportunity to plan their work in detail and then test and refine it until it was as good as could be. Mission Control, however, was quite a different situation - in the midst of a mission there is no time for lengthy investigations, and your answers had better be right first time and every time; lives depend on it. Most of what we learn about NASA's space missions comes from statements carefully planned and massaged by managers and public relations people.
The Official Publication of SpaceDay ! The glorious space age has come and gone. So what now? What's next? To go further, to go faster, we must take the next step. Space is still full of mystery and challenges humankind as much as ever. Ideas on what the next step, or steps vary greatly and there is no shortage of concepts for the future of space transportation. Concepts include new engines, new strategies, harnessing gravity, electromagnetism, nuclear energy and more.
This book will take you on a guided visual tour of the future of space transportation. From Earth to Orbit to In-Space transportation, you will sample what is being considered and get an easy-to-understand explanation of what the spacecraft will do and how it will work.
What city turned its lights on and off to signal an astronaut? Which astronaut was born in China? Who got the first haircut in space? Which shuttle never made it into orbit? According to their psychologist, what one thing did the first seven astronauts fear?. Instead of blindly following popular preconceptions and biases about matters that we have not yet had the chance to test or verify, examined inthis volume is our current of knowledge, as well as our present state or ignorance, on subjects related to interstellar travel.
This flight of six orbits by Astronaut Wlater M. Shirra covered approximetely , miles and reached an apogee altitude of Ther are all kinds of cool careers in space exploration! Published on Friday, December 14th, at p. Published on Thursday, December 13th, at a. Published on Tuesday, December 11th, at p. Published on Tuesday, December 11th, at a.
A look back at Lie of the Year, to PolitiFact awards the Lie of the Year to the most significant falsehood or exaggeration of the past 12 months. A fact-checking milestone: Factcheck. By Bill Adair. Published on Thursday, December 6th, at a. He was one of the most distinguished military intelligence officers in a generation. Published on Wednesday, December 5th, at p. Here are the facts.
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Published on Saturday, December 1st, at p. How much does the Mueller investigation cost? We checked out the numbers. Published on Friday, November 30th, at p. Lie of the Year Readers' Choice Poll PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of , as chosen by our editors and reporters.
We're also inviting PolitiFact readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award. How much has been spent so far on Donald Trump's border wall? But how much has money actually been allocated for that task? Published on Thursday, November 29th, at p. Here's a fact-check of the statement on Saudi Arabia that Trump released on Nov. By Jon Greenberg , Louis Jacobson. Published on Tuesday, November 27th, at a. It's GivingNewsDay! Every dollar you donate to PolitiFact is now tripled This is big.
Thanks to a generous donation from one of our supporters, every dollar you donate to PolitiFact now through Dec. Is it legal for tear gas to be used against migrants? Border Patrol agents fired tear gas at migrants seeking entry at the southwest border, claiming the migrants were throwing rocks and bottles. Many users on social media debated whether tear gas is a chemical weapon, and if it is, why was it used against migrants?
Tear gas is allowed to be used in domestic law enforcement to control riots. Published on Monday, November 26th, at p. We look at the facts. Published on Monday, November 26th, at a. Midterm Facebook misinformation: Pipe bombs, menacing caravans and rampant voter fraud The false claims came quickly and steadily over Facebook in the weeks before and after the midterm elections.
We picked a few notable ones that we shot down. Published on Wednesday, November 21st, at a. Here are a smattering of emails we received from readers -- positive, negative, and neutral. They have been edited for length and clarity. Find your place card, grab a fork and dig in. By Kyra Haas. Published on Sunday, November 18th, at a. Published on Thursday, November 15th, at p. Donald Trump and Rick Scott allege fraud in Broward, Palm Beach vote counting without any evidence While there have been lots of problems in the vote counting, no judge or state office has proven fraud.
By Amy Sherman , Manuela Tobias. Published on Tuesday, November 13th, at p. Here's what it shows and whether it was doctored. Published on Thursday, November 8th, at p. So the Democrats won the House. What legislation might follow? Now what? Published on Wednesday, November 7th, at p. Is the migrant caravan an invasion? In the days leading to Election Day, President Donald Trump cast a caravan of Central American migrants walking to the United States as a national threat and as a force that required military intervention.
Published on Tuesday, November 6th, at a. But the way the voters cast their ballots on Nov. Published on Monday, November 5th, at p. Here is our summary of where the races stand in the final days before elections. Donald Trump on the campaign stump: His most glaring falsehoods It's been all over again, as President Donald Trump went into campaign mode and held rallies across the country to rev up his base. When he spoke, accuracy was optional.
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Fact-checking Trump's campaign rallies: the final stretch We're fact-checking President Donald Trump at the final stretch of campaign rallies for the midterms. The top 10 storylines of the midterms PolitiFact has been monitoring and fact-checking the midterm campaigns of in races across the country. Published on Wednesday, October 31st, at p. Can Donald Trump end birthright citizenship with an executive order? Probably not Just a week before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump emphasized his hard-line stance on restricting immigration. In an interview, he not only took aim at birthright citizenship -- the longstanding policy that virtually anyone born on U.
Published on Tuesday, October 30th, at p. How large is the migrant caravan? Estimates vary We review reports of how many people are on the journey. Published on Monday, October 29th, at p. Marijuana legalization in 5 charts: A midterm report About two in three Americans now favor marijuana legalization, a record-high measure of public support for a drug the federal government still puts in the same category as LSD and heroin.
Published on Friday, October 26th, at p. Fact-checking misinformation about the migrant caravan Misinformation about a migrant caravan heading to the United States is spreading on Facebook and other social media platforms as users share completely false or misleading memes and posts that paint a skewed version of the facts. Published on Thursday, October 25th, at p. PolitiFact Sheet: What we know about the caravan heading to the United States President Donald Trump said the United States was under assault by some Central American countries because many of their citizens were trekking north in a caravan and seeking entry into the United States.
Published on Monday, October 22nd, at p. The facts on taxes in 5 charts: a midterm report The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of -- the large tax bill passed by the Republican Congress and signed by President Donald Trump -- is not getting mentioned much on the midterm campaign trail, perhaps because the public seems to be lukewarm on whether it was a good idea. But taxes, like death, are among the few certainties in life. So we decided to take a graphical look at both the new tax law and the broader landscape of taxation in the United States.
Published on Sunday, October 21st, at a. Did New York's John Faso break his promise to a woman with cancer? Congressman John Faso promised to protect a woman's health care. Whether he kept the promise is a source of political attacks. By Stephen Koff. Published on Thursday, October 18th, at a. From Donald Trump on down, Republicans say their plans provide the same protections.
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Published on Tuesday, October 16th, at p. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. Trump and Warren had sparred ever since Trump began calling her "Pocahontas" for saying on law school faculty forms that she had Native American ancestry, citing family lore from Oklahoma. Published on Monday, October 15th, at p. Elizabeth Warren for having invented a family tree with Native American roots. He challenged her to take a DNA test. She did and it showed Native American ancestry.
They found them credible. Health care in 5 charts: A midterm report Health care, particularly protections for pre-existing conditions, has become a key piece of the Democratic strategy to retake Congress. As the ads come fast and furious, here are five charts about health care to help to sort fact from hype. Published on Sunday, October 14th, at a. With the help of experts, we annotated his claims. Published on Wednesday, October 10th, at p. Trump moved from character tweets to a 4, character op-ed in USA Today to paint a doomsday picture if Medicare for All became the law of the land.
With the help of experts, we fact-checked some of his claims. We dissect his super-charged language. Published on Monday, October 8th, at a. The political rhetoric on immigration often ignores facts and important nuances about this complex issue. Published on Sunday, October 7th, at a. The statement was controversial enough. But some heard Kavanaugh go even further, saying that if confirmed to bench, "what goes around comes around.
Published on Thursday, October 4th, at p. By John Kruzel , Manuela Tobias. Published on Monday, October 1st, at p. The facts on guns in 6 charts: A midterm report In our politically polarized era, few issues are as polarized as gun policy. As part of our effort to analyze key issues in the midterm elections through a handful of graphics, here are some of the factors shaping the gun policy debate today. Published on Sunday, September 30th, at a. A week to investigate: What a Kavanaugh probe might look like The Senate Judiciary Committee requested a supplemental check for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a day after hearing hours of dueling testimony from him and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges the would-be justice sexually assaulted her in their youth.
Published on Friday, September 28th, at p. Your Kavanaugh-Ford hearing questions answered In the course of four hours, Ford talked about an assault in a bedroom some 36 years ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Published on Thursday, September 27th, at p. Published on Wednesday, September 26th, at p. Ahead of Kavanaugh hearing, some hear echoes of Anita Hill testimony As senators weigh the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct, many Americans are thinking back to a previous example of accusations against a Supreme Court nominee.
Published on Tuesday, September 25th, at p. Trade and tariffs in 5 charts: A midterm report As tariffs and counter-tariffs hitting the agriculture and manufacturing industries mount ahead of the midterm elections, we decided to revisit some trade basics using five charts. Published on Monday, September 24th, at a. Medicare in 5 charts: A midterm report Republicans used to talk a lot about reining in Medicare spending. Now, not so much. We look at the shift and help you sort out the wrinkles on Washington's very, very big health insurance program for the elderly and the disabled.
Published on Tuesday, September 11th, at p. Published on Friday, September 7th, at a. PolitiFact adding coverage of pivotal U. House races PolitiFact is bolstering its coverage of pivotal U. House races to help sort out fact from fiction on the campaign trail. By Louis Jacobson , Manuela Tobias.
Published on Friday, August 31st, at p. John McCain fought to clean up money in politics. Are we better off today? John McCain made campaign finance reform one of his signature issues as he ran for president in , promising to restore faith in public politics. His years-long crusade led to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of , championed alongside his Democratic colleague, former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin. Published on Friday, August 31st, at a. We fact-checked what's real and what's not. Published on Thursday, August 30th, at p.
The midterms: Here are key Senate races we're covering PolitiFact identified key races in 16 states to monitor ahead of the midterm elections. Published on Wednesday, August 29th, at p. How many people have lost health insurance under Donald Trump? Democratic pundits and groups have cited a staggering statistic on the state of health care under the Trump administration to attack Republicans on a key issue to voters. Published on Wednesday, August 29th, at a.
McCain, Trump and the White House flag: From half-staff, to full-staff, to half-staff Not even the American flag was exempt from the tense relations between Donald Trump and recently deceased Sen. John McCain. Published on Monday, August 27th, at p. Published on Sunday, August 26th, at p. Published on Thursday, August 23rd, at p. Donald Trump and hush money: Is it legal? Is it any worse than jaywalking? Legal questions swirl around Donald Trump and payments to two women to keep them silent before the election. Some experts say they weren't campaign related. Some say they were, but were legal.
Others say what really matters was the cover-up. Published on Thursday, August 23rd, at a. Published on Wednesday, August 22nd, at p. Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Charleston, W. Published on Tuesday, August 21st, at p. PolitiFact turns We've rated 15, claims, and the truth still matters Our editor reflects on eleven years of fact-checking.
Back to school: Is the United States falling behind on education? The United States spends big on education. But what is the return on that investment compared with the rest of the world? The answer is not amazing, but not terrible, either. Published on Monday, August 20th, at a. Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force.
What would it look like? The idea of a galactic military branch certainly has been a topic of much speculation, so we took a closer look. Experts told us the space force is probably not as exciting or likely to exist as the Trump team makes it sound. Published on Monday, August 13th, at a. How often do American political campaigns seek damaging information from a foreign government? According to President Donald Trump, attempting to weaponize this kind of dirt against political opponents is common practice — and perfectly legal.
Published on Tuesday, August 7th, at p. Here's why. QAnon and Donald Trump rallies: What's that about? Published on Friday, August 3rd, at p. Published on Thursday, August 2nd, at a. Ron DeSantis for Florida governor official. Trump's rally revisited the biggest of his highlights of his first year and a half in office, and was punctuated by exaggerations and falsehoods.
Published on Tuesday, July 31st, at p. The effects of Donald Trump's trade war With President Donald Trump's tariffs and retaliatory tariffs in place, we took a close look at their effects on the economy. Published on Monday, July 30th, at p. Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy President Donald Trump campaigned hard on a promise to kick the economy into high gear and with the latest economic numbers, he had something to crow about.
The economy grew at an annualized rate of 4. Trump said the country was seeing proof of the power of his tax- and regulation-cutting agenda. Published on Friday, July 27th, at p. Published on Friday, July 27th, at a. Donald Trump accused Twitter of illegal discrimination against Republicans after the RNC chair's account failed to show up in a search.
To some, it was proof of political bias. Technologists have a different explanation. Published on Thursday, July 26th, at p. Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the case of the missing question Putin answered a very interesting question during the news conference in Helsinki, but the White House transcript doesn't have it. And even after much reporting, it's still missing. Published on Wednesday, July 25th, at p. Some of them went so far as to call it "treason," or "treasonous.
Published on Monday, July 23rd, at p. Trump and Russia: Shifting answers on key questions It was a week when the president said he said would when he meant wouldn't. When first he gave equal weight to Putin's denials and the findings of his intelligence chiefs, and then said he agreed with them completely. Published on Friday, July 20th, at a. We wanted to know: Do people who oppose Putin end up dead, or close to it? Published on Thursday, July 19th, at p. Did 'zero-tolerance' policy reduce illegal immigration? The Donald Trump administration billed its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy as an escalated effort needed to address a "crisis" at the border, even though apprehensions were at their lowest point in decades.
In its release of June border data, the Department of Homeland Security credited the policy for a dip in migration numbers. Published on Thursday, July 19th, at a. We looked into his claims. Published on Wednesday, July 18th, at p. Published on Tuesday, July 17th, at p. Fact-checking Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin in Helsinki President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met one-on-one in Helsinki just days after the special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for meddling in the election. In a joint press conference, each leader made puzzling, inaccurate claims.
By Katie Akin. Published on Monday, July 16th, at p. The Russia investigation and Donald Trump: a timeline from on-the-record sources updated This timeline documents everything we know thus far about the investigation into the Trump campaign and Russia.
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Published on Thursday, July 12th, at p. Published on Wednesday, July 11th, at a. By Lucia Geng. Published on Monday, July 9th, at p. Mailbag: 'Ya gotta do better' With tensions rising with global trading partners, trade was the leading topic that motivated PolitiFact readers to write to us in recent weeks. Here is a sampling of recent emails about trade, as well as other issues. The list of claims first circulated in the form of a chain email in , according to Snopes. Six years later, we checked several of the claims ourselves.
With immigration in the headlines today, these claims are popular again. By Louis Jacobson , Miriam Valverde. Published on Thursday, July 5th, at p. By Katie Akin , John Kruzel. Published on Tuesday, July 3rd, at p. Is the agency's disbanding likely? Calls to "abolish ICE" have grown louder as the Trump administration deals with fall-out from its "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, which led to the separation of more than 2, children from their parents.
Published on Tuesday, July 3rd, at a. Here's the story. Published on Monday, July 2nd, at p. Migrants at the southwest border: The Northern Triangle nations Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras lie at the center of family separation controvsey. We offer a few facts about the countries they left behind. Published on Monday, July 2nd, at a. Does America face a refugee or an immigration problem? The outcry over separating families at the border cast the country's border dilemma in a new light.
Have humanitarian concerns redefined the problem? We look at the numbers behind the debate. Published on Friday, June 29th, at a. We took a closer look. Published on Thursday, June 28th, at p. Heidi Heitkamp. In his rally in Fargo, N. As Donald Trump seeks changes to immigration courts, what rights do immigrants here illegally have? Published on Thursday, June 28th, at a.
Have U. Maxine Waters and President Donald Trump made statements that encourage violence? We examine the language by both political figures that their critics have said was incendiary. Published on Tuesday, June 26th, at p. Donald Trump's executive order ending his administration's separation of immigrant families After falsely claiming that immigrant families were being separated at the border because of Democrats and arguing that he was unable to do anything about it, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to keep children and parents together in detention.
Published on Monday, June 25th, at p. Published on Friday, June 22nd, at a. Fact-checking Donald Trump's interviews with Fox and Friends, reporters on the White House lawn In the span on one hour, Donald Trump had two wide-ranging interviews with reporters. He made some strong claims the FBI, North Korea, children being taken from their parents at the border, and more.
We looked into the highlights. Published on Friday, June 15th, at p. Published on Thursday, June 14th, at a. Is North Korea no longer a nuclear threat, as Donald Trump said?
Donald Trump tweeted that North Korea is longer a nuclear threat. We look at why concerns remain. Published on Wednesday, June 13th, at p. Published on Tuesday, June 12th, at p. Trump touched on everything from the troops in South Korea and denuclearization, the main objective of the summit, to human rights, trade deficits and NATO. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un adopted a conciliatory tone as they opened a new chapter in their often-tense courtship, with both leaders broadly agreeing at a historic Singapore summit to pursue a path towards more peaceful relations.
By Jon Greenberg , John Kruzel. Published on Monday, June 11th, at p. Jenkins remained silent while holding up a series of placards with statements about prisons and police shootings. We fact-checked those. Published on Thursday, June 7th, at p. This policy has the effect of separating a parent from his or her child when they enter the country together, because the parent is referred for prosecution and the child is placed in the custody of a sponsor, such as a relative or foster home, or held in a shelter.
Published on Wednesday, June 6th, at a. Fact-checking the death toll estimates from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico We explain the varying estimates for the hurricane and why it's so hard pinpoint a number. Published on Tuesday, June 5th, at a. PolitiFact wins two Green Eyeshade awards PolitiFact has won first place Green Eyeshade awards for our work covering fake news and misinformation.
Published on Monday, June 4th, at p. Published on Thursday, May 31st, at p. Marsha Blackburn. Trump spent most of the May 29 rally telling stories about the biggest moments of his presidency, rehashing a litany of exaggerations and falsehoods in the process. Published on Wednesday, May 30th, at a. Sorting out the facts about nearly 1, lost children, Trump family separation policy The hashtag WhereAreTheChildren has been trending on Twitter, bringing attention to nearly 1, "lost" immigrant children and whether the Trump administration is to blame for it.
Readers asked us to clarify what exactly happened with the children and how they got here. Published on Tuesday, May 29th, at p. Naval Academy graduates on May 25, , mixing inspirational words on bravery with inaccurate claims about military pay raises and the U. Navy size. Published on Friday, May 25th, at p. We counted at least 8 faulty claims in less than five minutes. Published on Thursday, May 24th, at p. Published on Wednesday, May 23rd, at a. Informants, infiltration and spying: Some definitions in the FBI investigation of team Trump The words informant, infiltration and spying have been thrown around freely.
We talked to the people who know what they mean. Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, at p. John Kerry was in Paris. But did he meet with Iranians? Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, at a. Published on Monday, May 21st, at a. By John Kruzel , Amy Sherman. Published on Friday, May 18th, at p. PolitiFact has worked for years to research these topics to explain talking points used by all sides of the debate. Here are some answers to questions you may have.
Published on Friday, May 18th, at a. Trump made a number of questionable statements that needed a fact-check. Published on Thursday, May 17th, at p. Published on Thursday, May 17th, at a. What has he done -- publicly, at least -- during his first year? What limits does Mueller face in investigating the president? Do facts still matter to you? Do facts still matter? Is telling the truth still important? Laurel or Yanny? By Allison Graves. Published on Wednesday, May 16th, at p. Today only: Get your donation to PolitiFact matched Thanks to the hard work and dedication of our newsroom, citizens are staying informed on the complex issues that matter to them.
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Published on Tuesday, May 8th, at p. Joe Donnelly, one of the most vulnerable Democrats in the country, in November. Published on Monday, May 7th, at a. Senate nomination has been intense -- and the veracity of the leading candidates has often been challenged. Evan Jenkins, and state attorney general Patrick Morrisey. The winner will face the Democratic incumbent, Joe Manchin.
Published on Friday, May 4th, at p. The public disclosure that Donald Trump repaid his lawyer for the hush money given to Stormy Daniels adds another twist to a steamy narrative. Does it spell new legal troubles? We asked a number of experts. Published on Thursday, May 3rd, at p. By David Jolly. Published on Wednesday, May 2nd, at a. Published on Monday, April 30th, at a.
Published on Friday, April 27th, at a. Published on Thursday, April 26th, at p. Understanding felon voting rights restoration Each state can set their own policies for restoring voting rights to felons. Published on Wednesday, April 25th, at a. Published on Tuesday, April 24th, at p. Guest column: Fact-checking made easy Sometimes fact-checking is painfully difficult, evaluating nuance and weighing the relative merit of half-truths and accurate but misleading statements. Sometimes, however, fact checking is easy, especially when the source is openly lying or the story is an outright hoax.
Two recent PolitiFact columns provide excellent examples. By Jason Altmire. Published on Tuesday, April 24th, at a. What the U. Supreme Court decision means for the deportation of criminal immigrants President Donald Trump condemned a U. Supreme Court decision to invalidate part of a federal law used to deport some immigrants convicted of crimes. The U. Department of Homeland Security said the decision undermined its efforts to remove immigrants convicted of certain violent crimes, including sexual assault, kidnapping and burglary.
PolitiFact decided to take a closer look at the Supreme Court decision and its impact on the removal of immigrants convicted of crimes. Immigration law experts said the administration was overhyping the consequences. Published on Monday, April 23rd, at a. Published on Thursday, April 19th, at p. Is North Korea ready to scrap its nuclear weapons?
Multiple reports say North Korea is willing to put denuclearization on the table. But is that more than a shift in tone? Published on Wednesday, April 18th, at p. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dumped gasoline on a raging debate about presidential authority when she said President Donald Trump "certainly believes he has the power to" fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Published on Thursday, April 12th, at p. They noted some important omissions. Published on Thursday, April 12th, at a. He got three key facts wrong. Published on Wednesday, April 11th, at a. Published on Tuesday, April 10th, at p. Can President Donald Trump send the military to secure the border? Published on Wednesday, April 4th, at p. Oklahoma teacher pay dispute: Does cost of living make a difference?
There's a simple way to compare teacher pay from state to state based on cost of living differences. It's misleading, economists say. Published on Monday, April 2nd, at a. Celebrate International Fact-checking Day: Avoid falling for fake news PolitiFact provides several tips how to spot fake news in social media.
Published on Thursday, March 29th, at p. Published on Wednesday, March 28th, at p. Spending bill's gun research line: Does it nullify Dickey amendment? Published on Tuesday, March 27th, at p. Published on Tuesday, March 27th, at a. Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey mixed it up on Twitter with a critic. Here's the full story. Fact-checking the March For Our Lives Crowds of young people marched on Washington and other cities to call for more gun restrictions and protest gun violence after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
By Katie Sanders , Amy Sherman. Published on Saturday, March 24th, at p. Published on Wednesday, March 21st, at a. Increase in murders by immigrants in Tulsa? In a radio interview, Tulsa's homicide chief said he'd seen an increase in murders by immigrants. We looked at the details. There were two last year and the year before that. Amounting to about 2 percent of all murders. Published on Tuesday, March 20th, at a. Published on Monday, March 19th, at p. Here's why What made the usual conflict between the Trump administration and a liberal mayor more noteworthy is that a spokesman for U.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement quit over it. Published on Thursday, March 15th, at p. State Department alike. Could it be used as a form of Holocaust denial? PolitiFact decided to take a closer look. Published on Friday, March 9th, at p. Were medics denied access to treat students inside Stoneman Douglas High School? By Mica Soellner. Published on Monday, March 5th, at p. Published on Friday, March 2nd, at a. Hope Hicks and the history of White House 'white lies' According to news reports, White House communications director Hope Hicks testified to the House Intelligence Committee that she had told "white lies" as part of her job representing President Donald Trump.
Within 24 hours, Hicks announced her departure from the White House. Published on Thursday, March 1st, at p. Published on Wednesday, February 28th, at a. Donald Trump's dubious attack on U. But in a speech to governors on Feb. Published on Tuesday, February 27th, at p. Published on Monday, February 26th, at a.
Dunkirk fact-check: Movie indulges a few myths but also uses the facts Never content to simply enjoy a good movie, we wanted to find out how closely "Dunkirk" matches what really happened on a beach in France in May Published on Friday, February 23rd, at p. Published on Friday, February 23rd, at a. How Russian trolls exploited Parkland mass shooting on social media Russian-linked social media accounts exploited the tragedy at a Parkland, Fla. Published on Thursday, February 22nd, at p. We revisited this topic to see how things have changed in the past half-decade.
Published on Monday, February 19th, at a. How do we prevent school shootings? Following the shooting in Parkland, Fla. Published on Thursday, February 15th, at p. The Russia investigation and Donald Trump: a timeline from on-the-record sources U. Published on Wednesday, February 14th, at p. We break down what happened and when. Will millennials be the largest voting bloc in , as Rock the Vote predicts? There are many factors that could influence millennial voter turnout in including how they feel about the candidates, voter mobilization efforts and state laws.
Published on Tuesday, February 13th, at p. PolitiFact gains nonprofit status with move to the Poynter Institute The Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists based in St. Petersburg, Fla. Published on Monday, February 12th, at p. This document attempts to answer those questions and many more. Published on Wednesday, February 7th, at p. Increasingly, politicians on either side are cherry-picking evidence to support their version of reality.
Published on Monday, February 5th, at p. Published on Friday, February 2nd, at p. How quickly will the new tax law affect the economy? The White House would love for the tax bill President Donald Trump signed into law in December to start affecting taxpayers and the economy at large as soon as possible. How soon might that happen? By Louis Jacobson , Mica Soellner. Published on Thursday, February 1st, at a. Published on Wednesday, January 31st, at p. Trump highlighted the story of the defector from North Korea who has raised the profile of human rights abuses in his former country.
Published on Wednesday, January 31st, at a. Published on Tuesday, January 30th, at p. Published on Monday, January 29th, at a. Timeline: DACA, the Trump administration and a government shutdown Lawmakers have agreed to reopen the federal government after a shutdown due to failure to compromise on federal funding and on a deal for young immigrants at risk of deportation, so-called "Dreamers.
Published on Monday, January 22nd, at p. Could the nuclear option get rid of the filibuster entirely? Checking Trump's tweet As lawmakers and the White House struggled to resolve the differences that produced a government shutdown, President Donald Trump revived an idea on Twitter that he had proposed in the past -- eliminating the filibuster in the Senate. But there is significant missing context, however, in both the report and its promotion by the White House. Taking the measure of the federal workforce under Donald Trump The size, scope and nature of the federal workforce is often misunderstood.
So we dove into the data to try to provide a greater understanding. Published on Monday, January 22nd, at a. The key roadblocks are not so much differences on spending levels, but rather on separate issues, notably a renewal of legal status for "Dreamers," people who had been brought illegally to the United States as children. Published on Friday, January 19th, at p. Fact-checking Donald Trump's 'results' from his fake news awards As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring.
We took a closer look at the 10 items Trump mentioned. Published on Thursday, January 18th, at p. Published on Tuesday, January 16th, at a. Trump backtracks on Mueller meeting, resurfaces misleading Clinton claim Facing questions from the press, President Donald Trump on Jan. Published on Friday, January 12th, at p. What happened at the immigration meeting between Trump, bipartisan lawmakers President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan.
Published on Tuesday, January 9th, at p. How does he compare to his predecessors? Published on Monday, January 8th, at a. How trustworthy are the polls, more than a year after the election? Published on Wednesday, January 3rd, at a. How closely did the tax bill resemble Trump's campaign promises? The tax bill that President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. So how did he do? Published on Tuesday, January 2nd, at a. Published on Thursday, December 28th, at a. Published on Wednesday, December 27th, at a.
Published on Thursday, December 21st, at a. Who wins and who loses from the tax bill? Here is some data about the winners and losers under the bill. Published on Tuesday, December 19th, at p. Have deportations increased under Donald Trump? Published on Tuesday, December 19th, at a. What's in the final version of the tax bill? Sometime this week, the House and Senate are planning to vote on a tax bill that includes elements of the legislation passed by each chamber in recent weeks.
Published on Monday, December 18th, at p. Published on Monday, December 18th, at a. Want to be a judge? Published on Friday, December 15th, at p. We started fact-checking in partnership with Facebook a year ago today. Does he? When four women came forward to talk about President Donald Trump's inappropriate sexual behavior going back to the s, Trump said he hadn't even met or known them. We reviewed the record, not just for them, but for other women, too. Published on Friday, December 15th, at a.