Democratic congressional candidate and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was given the worst possible rating from fact-checker Politifact for a series of dubious claims about the unemployment rate.
Randy Bryce, a Wisconsin Democrat running for the seat currently held by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.), claimed last week he wasn't a politician, but this is the fourth time he has run for public office.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checking website PolitiFact ruled Tuesday that it is false to say that Democratic Sens. Chuck Schumer (N.Y.) and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) gave a "high five" when they pressed their open palms together last week.
PolitiFact announced Thursday that former Florida Rep. Alan Grayson (D.) would be joining its team as a "reader advocate," but after backlash stemming from Grayson's scandal-ridden past, the fact-checking website quickly canceled its agreement.
PolitiFact on Tuesday named President Donald Trump's claim that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election is a "made-up story' its "lie of the year" for 2017, marking the second time in three years that the fact-checking website has bestowed the title on comments Trump has made.
Fact-checking website PolitiFact on Wednesday retracted a 2014 article that found it "Mostly True" the Obama administration helped broker a deal that successfully removed "100 percent" of chemical weapons from Syria.