Veteran diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler writes "The Fact Checker" column for The Washington Post and Almost on a daily basis, he probes and examines the statements of political figures and diplomats, trying to discern the truth behind the rhetoric. If the statement falls short, Kessler explains why and awards as many as four "Pinocchios" to the offending party. Kessler is the author of The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy, which was published in 2007 by St. Martins Press. The book, which revealed new details on the making of Bush administration’s foreign policy, was hailed as “brilliantly reported” by the New York Times Book Review and generated news articles and reviews in at least two dozen countries around the world. Kessler was The Post's chief State Department reporter for nine years, traveling frequently with the Secretary of State and reporting from dozens of countries. He also held a dual role as a senior national security editor, overseeing the work of other diplomatic, military and intelligence correspondents. During a journalism career stretching more than three decades, Kessler has been White House correspondent, national political correspondent, congressional correspondent, chief economic correspondent, airline safety writer and Wall Street correspondent. He also was a senior editor on The Post’s financial desk, overseeing the reporting of a dozen reporters based in Washington and New York, and the top editor of a major financial magazine. Kessler has won numerous journalism awards, including two shared Pulitzer Prizes. His investigative articles on airline safety led to the indictments of airline executives and federal officials for fraud, prompted congressional hearings into safety issues and led the federal government to impose new safety rules for DC-9 jets and begin regular inspections of foreign airlines. Kessler has lectured at Harvard University, Brown University, Stanford University, University of Texas-Austin, Occidental College, and the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. He has spoken before the Council on Foreign Relations, the Brookings Institution, the Aspen Institute, the New America Foundation and World Affairs Councils around the country. He appears frequently on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, C-Span and international news networks. Kessler is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in 1983 and a Bachelor’s degree in European history from Brown University in 1981. He is a resident of McLean, Va.
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December 30, 2013
Fact Checking Obama and Romney Ads
Watch Glenn Kessler reveal the year's biggest lies and whoppers in politics on the Greta Van Susteren show, On the Record.
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Watch Glenn Kessler, writer of the daily Fact Checker column, appear on the O'Reilly Factor with Bill O'Reilly to discuss Kessler's top Pinocchios of the year, to both Democrats and Republicans.
December 17, 2013
The Washington Post's Fact Checker Glenn Kessler separates fact from fiction in the DNC speeches from the two.
Fact Checking Obama, Biden's DNC Speeches
Chris Jansing and Glenn Kessler
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September 18, 2012
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August 31, 2012
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Truth or lie? Washington Post Fact Checker Glenn Kessler puts Mitt Romney’s RNC speech to the test.
July 25, 2012
Erin Burnett Show and Glenn Kessler
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Erin Burnett Show
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama are exchanging some strong jabs in new ads. But do their lines add up? Glenn Kessler explains his reasoning in this video above.
Presented by Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post’s “The Fact Checker,” as part of the NCAS 25th Anniversary event “Thinking Outside the Box” - June 10, 2012 in Silver Spring, MD.
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July 15, 2012
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The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler Fact Checks political claims about prices at the pump.
Does President Obama Want Higher Gas Prices?
March 14, 2012
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