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Fact check: Is health care the 'number one issue in America'?

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., described health care as the number one issue in America. Does polling back up that assertion?

April 24, 2018 1:50 pm

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Fact check: Trump's complaint it will take 9 years to get all his nominations OK'd

How long would it take to confirm every presidential nominee? We wondered about the math on this and decided to investigate.

April 23, 2018 12:30 pm

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NOT REAL NEWS: McDonald's not adding pot-smoking centers

DENVER -- McDonald's PlayPlaces aren't becoming pot places, not even in Colorado, the first state with legal recreational marijuana sales.

April 18, 2018 1:50 pm

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's tax-form claims are exaggerated

On the eve of Tax Day, President Donald Trump is exaggerating the government's plans to shrink the much-dreaded federal income tax forms.aa

April 17, 2018 3:00 pm

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President Trump's claim that former FBI director James Comey 'lied in Congress to Senator G'

So why does Trump say Comey lied? In the past, he has said he's referring to the actions of Comey's former deputy, Andrew McCabe.

April 17, 2018 11:00 am

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Fact check: Boehner's claim 'we have literally filled up our jails' for minor marijuana possession

Boehner repeated a myth -- that the United States has filled its jails with nonviolent people whose only crime was they possessed marijuana.

April 16, 2018 5:20 pm

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NOT REAL NEWS: Buzz Aldrin didn't see aliens on moon mission

Buzz Aldrin never said he saw aliens during his voyage to the moon, despite a recent online story claiming the astronaut passed a lie...

April 13, 2018 4:10 pm

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Fact check: Do 40 percent of young Americans think free speech is dangerous?

Does 40 percent of America's youth really think the First Amendment is dangerous because it protects offensive speech? We dug into several...

April 12, 2018 1:20 pm

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Pelosi's claim that 86 million 'middle-class' Americans will see taxes rise

This is another example of how Democrats and Republicans describe the tax bill in strikingly different ways, with Republicans focused on...

April 10, 2018 10:30 am

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump skews facts on EPA ethics woes, tariffs

President Donald Trump is sidestepping facts when it comes to the ethical questions swirling around Environmental Protection Agency chief...

April 9, 2018 8:30 am

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Report uses fuzzy logic to tout 'insurer profitability' in Obamacare

The Council of Economic Advisers' analyses tend to provide economic justification for a president's policies. But they are supposed to be...

April 6, 2018 2:50 pm

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump fights trade dispute with phony number

President Donald Trump persists in using a phony number to justify his market-shaking trade actions against China.

April 4, 2018 4:00 pm

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Fact check: Trump's claim Democrats created 'catch and release' policies

The president's tweet suggests that Democrats saddled him with catch-and-release border policies.

April 4, 2018 2:40 pm

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A guide to President Trump's latest round of fact-challenged tweets

President Donald Trump's tweetstorms generally require context.

April 3, 2018 10:40 am

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump extols work on wall that isn't underway

President Donald Trump is trumpeting the start of his U.S.-Mexico border wall, but no new work on it is underway.

April 2, 2018 8:40 am