Glenn Kessler, Washington Post

Glenn Kessler

Washington Post

McLean, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Glenn:

What research shows on the effectiveness of gun-control laws

Academics have investigated whether assault-weapons bans, large-capacity magazine restrictions, universal background checks and other curbs have worked. → Read More

Numbers behind Afghanistan evacuation come into focus

Which Afghans actually managed to get on the planes after the fall of Kabul? We have some answers. → Read More

Biden’s fishy statistics about the global cost of corruption

The president offered estimates on the cost of corruption, but he's relying on statistics that do not have much validity. → Read More

Eric Holder’s 'opposition’ to gerrymandered districts in NY and Maryland

The former Attorney General suggested he was opposed to Democratic maps in New York and Maryland, but his phrasing is passive and parsed. → Read More

The faux outrage that Biden is stockpiling baby formula for undocumented immigrants

Republicans are trying to make an issue out of the fact that the administration is following the law. → Read More

Dissecting White House spin that most Republicans want to raise taxes

The White House keeps doubling down on the false claim that there is brosd support among the GOP to raise middle-class taxes. → Read More

J.D. Vance’s claim that Biden is targeting ‘MAGA voters’ with fentanyl

The GOP Senate candidate from Ohio claims that Biden’s border policies are intended to kill off Trump voters — an assertion based on zero facts. → Read More

A pair of Four-Pinocchio abortion claims from Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Scott

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) each earn Four Pinocchios for claims they made in recent days about abortion laws. → Read More

Mayorkas’s claim that undocumented immigrants are ‘promptly removed’

The Homeland Security secretary said action is quickly taken if undocumented immigrants lose their cases but government statistics tell a different story. → Read More

The roots of the zombie claim that Hitler had ‘Jewish blood’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cited an often-debunked claim about Hitler's ancestry. Here's where that story comes from. → Read More

McCarthy’s false claim that Garland called parents ‘terrorists’

In recent weeks, the Republican leader has repeatedly put words in the mouth of the attorney general. → Read More

Kevin McCarthy’s master class in spin and obfuscation

The House Republican leader over and over has denied he said he would ask Trump to resign -- and here are the many ways he has been misleading. → Read More

Mark Meadows was simultaneously registered to vote in three states

The former White House chief of staff has decried the inaccuracy of voter rolls because people moved and yet did not inform election officials himself. → Read More

Biden’s false claim that ‘congressional Republicans’ want to raise taxes

The White House has taken an idea proposed by one GOP senator, embraced by no other Republicans, and twisted it into a new policy push to raise taxes on middle-class Americans. → Read More

Does Russia sell nearly $1 billion in uranium to the U.S. a year?

Despite sanctions imposed on Russia for the invasion of Ukraine, it still sells lots of uranium for nuclear energy — but the precise number for its U.S. business is maddeningly difficult to determine. → Read More

Biden’s claim that 70% of inflation jump is due to ‘Putin’s price hike’

Biden blamed spiraling inflation on the jump in oil prices because of the Russian invasion on Ukraine. We explain the math. → Read More

Biden hypes a dubious number on preexisting conditions and Obamacare

The president claimed that without Obamacare, 100 million people could face loss of health insurance. → Read More

Unraveling the tale of Hunter Biden and $3.5 million from Russia

An irresistible talking point -- that the president's son received $3.5 million from a Russian billionaire -- does not hold up to scrutiny. → Read More

Klobuchar claims Ginni Thomas advocated ‘for an insurrection’

The texts from Virginia Thomas are filled with falsehoods, and she wanted the election overturned, but she was not happy with the people who attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. → Read More

No, Biden’s new deal with Iran won’t involve ‘U.S. taxpayer dollars’

GOP lawmakers are claiming Biden will give U.S. taxpayer funds to Iran, but this was always Iran’s money. → Read More