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Are stupid actions of youth fatal political mistakes?

Indiscretions from more than 30 years ago threaten the entire leadership of Virginia's state government. Gov. Ralph Northam (above) was 24 in 1984 when he...

Trump struggles, flounders, fails

For Susan Bro, mother of the woman killed at a rally organized by white supremacists, the president of the United States can offer no...

Another strategy flub by Trump

Just when President Donald Trump’s strategy for North Korea was finally starting to show dividends, he threw it a curve. At long last, his administration...

Trump’s uneven diplomacy

One week into office, President Donald Trump was trying to clean up his first international incident. The president shifted a jam-packed schedule Friday to make...

Trump blames media for his stumbles

It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump's claim Friday that he was merely being "sarcastic"...

Republicans panic as Trump implodes

Republicans' frustration with Donald Trump has reached new heights, with party leaders scrambling to persuade their presidential nominee to abandon divisive tactics that have...

Gun laws should have stopped Dylann Roof

The gunman charged in the Charleston, South Carolina, church massacre should not have been allowed to purchase the weapon used in the attack, FBI...

Rand Paul: Not ready for prime time?

Sen. Rand Paul's first days as a presidential candidate have not gone as planned. The tea party favorite, first-term senator and son of a three-time...

FactCheck’s record of errors, corrections

FactCheck.Org, the self-proclaimed purveyor of truth on the Internet, has a checkered history of getting things wrong and often has to correct its own mistakes in reports about the purported false claims of others.

A random check of stories published by FactCheck.Org since Jan. 1, 2008 found at least 11 articles where the organization was forced to correct its own errors and admit it either reached a false conclusion or simply got it wrong.

Just one day after claiming Capitol Hill Blue is a web site with a history of retracting stories and apologizing to readers, FactCheck.Org retracted one of its own stories and apologized to its readers -- the latest in a series of errors and corrections that come at a rate higher than Blue or other web sites that FactCheck judges by its own harsh and hypocritical standard.