Friday, October 19, 2018


Manuela Tobias, Politifact staff writer

Manuela Tobias is a staff writer at PolitiFact.

This photo from the Advanced Camera for Surveys on the Hubble Space Telescope shows two galaxies colliding which have been dubbed 'The Mice' for their long tails. (NASA)

Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force. What would it look like?

President Donald Trump is moving ahead on the Space Force.Vice President Mike Pence laid out plans for a sixth military branch during a speech this month at the Pentagon. Pence says the administration hopes to have Space Force operational by...
Updated: 2 months ago
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue during an event at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 28, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Pablo E. Piovano.

PolitiFact: Retaliatory tariffs take heavy toll on U.S. farmers

The statement"America’s hard-working agricultural producers … have taken a disproportionate hit when it comes to illegal retaliatory tariffs."Sonny Perdue, secretary of the U.S. Agriculture Department,...
Updated: 2 months ago
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a meeting with the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in the Oval Office of the White House on Tuesday, May 16, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS) 1231252

PolitiFact: No, U.S. Steel is not opening six new mills as Trump said

The statementSays "U.S. Steel just announced that they are building six new steel mills."President Donald Trump, July 31 at a rally in TampaThe...
Updated: 2 months ago
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks to the media following a visit to The King Center Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ORG XMIT: GADG103

PolitiFact: Bernie Sanders says Amazon paid no federal income tax in 2017. He’s right

The statement"You know what Amazon paid in federal income taxes last year? Zero."Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., April 30 in a tweetThe rulingAmazon’s...
Updated: 5 months ago