Glenn Kessler

Washington, D.C.

The Fact Checker

Education: Brown University, B.A. in history; Columbia University, M.A. in international affairs

Glenn Kessler has been editor and chief writer of The Fact Checker since 2011, making him one of the pioneers of political fact-checking. In a journalism career spanning more than four decades, Kessler has covered foreign policy, economic policy, the White House, Congress, politics, airline safety and Wall Street. He was The Washington Post’s chief State Department reporter for nine years, traveling around the world with three secretaries of state. Before that, he covered tax and budget policy for The Washington Post and also served as the newspaper’s national business editor. He joined the Po
Latest from Glenn Kessler

An FBI source, a Burisma deal, the Bidens and details that don’t match up

A deal described in the memo is very different than what occurred, assuming it is the same transaction.

August 30, 2023

    Why Vivek Ramaswamy is wrong about climate change deaths

    At the first Republican presidential debate, candidate Vivek Ramaswamy made a strange comment about climate change deaths.

    August 29, 2023

    Vivek Ramaswamy says ‘hoax’ agenda kills more people than climate change

    We puzzled till our puzzler was sore — this claim makes no sense.

    August 25, 2023

    Fact-checking the first Republican primary debate

    Here’s our roundup of fishy claims in the first GOP debate of the 2024 election cycle.

    August 24, 2023

    How Republicans overhype the findings of their Hunter Biden probe

    Rep. James Comer’s rhetoric does not track with the reports issued by House Committee Oversight staff.

    August 17, 2023

    Trump campaign ad makes false claims against Atlanta DA

    Three out of four claims made in this attack ad are exaggerated or false

    August 16, 2023

    Tommy Tuberville: Florida’s third senator?

    The senator no longer owns any property in Alabama but has a huge house and a condo in Florida.

    August 10, 2023

    Hunter Biden’s laptop: The April 16, 2015, dinner

    A recent report suggested that then-Vice President Joe Biden attended a dinner with Hunter Biden’s business associates. But two participants say he just briefly stopped by to meet with a Greek Orthodox priest.

    August 3, 2023

    Biden said his son earned no money from China. His son says otherwise.

    Hunter Biden's testimony last week revealed new details about his earnings from China

    August 1, 2023

    The GOP claim that Biden is running a ‘shell game’ on the border

    It's not a shell game, but the numbers are often confusing and hard to decipher.

    July 27, 2023