has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
About 1.4 million are killed by firearm, compared to to 1.2 million in war. (This is a deadly hobby.)
In 2010 153,000 applications to purchase a firearm or obtain a permit were blocked. Thousands of individuals continue to be denied a
firearm because of background checks by authorities and gun sellers. Few are convicted.
PolitiFact checked eleven popular quotes regarding the oft-investigated Benghazi tragedy. Two were rated Pants-on-fire; three were False; five were mostly false, one was half-true; and none were true or partly true. Millions of dollars are spent to support unfounded claims for political gain.
The influx of children comes mainly from the most troubled nations in
Central America. The claim that Obama’s policy created the influx does
not match the timeline and ignores other important factors.
During the Sept. 11 pregame broadcast, Brown urged men to learn "what healthy, respectful manhood is all about"
and to "give help or to get help, because our silence is deafening and
deadly." Domestic violence experts confirm his claim.
A 2010 study shows children who witnessed any intimate partner violence are 2.6 times as likely to perpetrate it themselves. Children who witnessed any
violence were 1.6 times as likely to become perpetrators. We need new studies.
This organization, supported by an extensive list of notable Republican politicians and public servants, has posted an impressive statement called, Why Sam Brownback’s Policies are Taking Kansas in the Wrong Direction.
They say these Republican policies have caused deficit spending, drastic cuts in education and highway spending, hurt job growth, benefited special interests at the expense of the people, and downgrades Kansas character and creates embarrassing headlines.
Adams, Co-Founder and Co-Director of Emerge, an abuser education program, says common excuses are: "Alcohol made me do it," "She provoked me," or "I lost control," or "I was under a lot of stress." Even victims may believe the excuse. Society must be clear that there is no excuse for abuse.
Scores of young women were kidnapped from a mountain village October 18, 2014 in new abductions by Islamist militants. There were similarities to the abductions last April of more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls. This sheds doubt on a deal that promised the return of the first girls.
Many hotly contested Texas races produced many false claims on both sides of the isle. Check out if your candidate is telling the truth.
responsibility to act as if the brave survivors of sexual assault are
our sons, our daughters, our husbands and our lives who are being
betrayed by the greatest military on earth.
Garner may not have died if he had not been obese, but most agree that it is unlikely this would not have happened to a white man. Rep. King only wishes race was not involved.
King minimized what the report said. Someone did die, an eye was lost, detainees were made to stand on broken limbs and deprived of sleep for 180 hours. One detainee suffered chronic hemorrhoids and anal fissure due to rectal feeding. All likely suffer with PTSD.
The United States far and away incarcerates more people than its peers,
in terms of the portion of its population behind bars, despite having a
comparable amount of crime.
The number comes from the 2011 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey
, which was released in September 2014 by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, showing that 19.3 percent of women reported experiences that are
considered to be rape or attempted rape under the survey’s guidelines.
Like most victims Madonna, 56, couldn't speak publicly about the rape for over three decades because it was too painful. She told Howard Stern
that ape is one of the most grossly underreported crimes in the United States
. According to RAINN
— the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network — 68 percent of sexual
assaults are not reported to police, and there are about 293,000 victims
The letter from Republican senators and the speech by Israeli Prime Minister contributed to the Ayatollah's belief that the US cannot be trusted.
Politifact doesn't have data on attacks committed by people with conceal-and-carry
permits. The gun data is based on an approximation using permit
revocations that may or may not accurately reflect the number of
"attacks." Also, the data is 10 years old.
There is research to indicate that handgun waiting periods are linked
with lower suicide rates. But Politifact did not find evidence that waiting
periods coincide with less violence being committed by one person
Yes, the American homicide rate is pretty bad, at least compared to most
of its high-income peers. But it’s not even close to being as bad as
Brand suggests. For instance, the homicide rate in the United States is
just three times higher than that in the United Kingdom.
Charleston Mayor Joe Riley said, "Hate is the only reason someone would walk into a church and shoot people who were praying." But Fox News, Doocy says that the murder of nine people at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina is really an attack on faith. The gunman allegedly told the victims before the shooting, "You rape our
women and you're taking over our country. And you have to go."
PolitiFact researched by looking at the National Crime Victimization Survey does confirm his
claim, with a 2012 report finding nearly 300,000 estimated victims of
Following the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston and subsequent black church fires, three Muslim organizations joined forces to launch the “Respond With Love”
campaign, stating that "ALL houses
of worship are sanctuaries, a place where all should feel safe."
Lorenzo Davis, a fired IRPA investigator, reveals that the independent agency tasked with policing Chicago cops hasn’t released
findings on several unjustified police shootings because its leaders are
more concerned with protecting officers than investigating citizen
The number of gun deaths since 1968 — including, as Kristof was careful
to note, both homicides and suicides — was higher than war fatalities by
roughly 120,000 deaths, or almost four years’ worth of gun deaths in
the United States.
Eleven unnamed teens are suing Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan Department
of Corrections and 15 wardens from facilities around the state for failing to protect an at-risk segment
of the prison population and demonstrating "deliberate indifference to
The data found by PolitiFact shows that among countries more like America economically,
nations with stricter regulation have much lower rates of gun-related
The House Minority Leader said, "There's already a Select Committee on Benghazi, and there will likely be
one to investigate Planned Parenthood." She now wants to create a committee to investigate
the "crisis" of mass shootings. In 2015 alone, there have been 45 mass shootings
Don't forget to pray for the misguided members of ISIS who think that God likes the murder of innocents. They do not represent Muslim teachings. Mohamed was a man of peace. May they understand the true meaning of their faith.
Pastor, Kevin Swanson hosted an political event attended by 1700 people in Iowa, where he called for gays to be rounded up and killed. He quotes Bible verses out of context to support this murder.
On the stage with him were Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindil, and Mike Huckabee.
As of June 10, 2016, PolitiFact has reviewed 154 statements by Donald Trump. Twelve (12) were true or mostly true. Forty nine (49) were 1/2 True of Mostly-False. And Ninety three (93) were False or Pants-on-Fire. Below are just a few: