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Rep. Nancy Pelosi twists an old Sen. McConnell quote into a 'racist statement'

As an example of Republican intransigence, Democrats love to bring up some long-ago remarks by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,...

August 14, 2018 11:10 am

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's economic fiction: 'record' GDP, jobs

President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist.

August 13, 2018 9:20 am

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NOT REAL NEWS: Winston Churchill didn't say that about fascists

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were...

August 10, 2018 4:49 pm

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Fact-checking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's media blitz

Here's a roundup of some of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's recent claims, though to be fair, the average member of Congress might easily make...

August 10, 2018 5:30 pm

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Trump cites sketchy data

Digging into the reports reveals that Trump is mischaracterizing key findings.

August 6, 2018 10:00 am

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The zombie claim that won't die

Like a zombie, this false claim won't die.

August 2, 2018 9:40 am

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Fact check: Trump falsely claims historic turnaround

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump falsely claimed he's pulled off an economic turnaround of historic proportions.

July 28, 2018 7:20 am

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Fact check: Have US taxpayers spent $72 million on Trump's golf outings?

We often warn readers about false precision and decided to examine how this was calculated.

July 27, 2018 9:20 am

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'Fake news' decried by Trump turns out to be true

The president's factual errors on trade and tax policy are relatively easy to fact-check, as the data undercutting his claims can be easily...

July 26, 2018 8:30 am

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's made-in-US (and Europe) spacecraft

One of the star products of President Donald Trump's Made in America showcase this year, NASA's Orion crew capsule, will ride through space...

July 24, 2018 3:50 pm

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Fact check: Nielsen's claim that US election systems weren't targeted to favor Trump

The U.S. intelligence community's January 2017 assessment of Russian interference in the presidential election doesn't make the same...

July 23, 2018 5:30 pm

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Fact check: Who is in favor of abortion?

With any heated policy debate comes spin that uses (and misuses) statistics and polling.

July 19, 2018 1:50 pm

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Fact check: Phil Bredesen's claim that Tenn.'s meth problem was 'cut in half'

After declining from 2005 to 2007, Tennessee meth lab incidents or seizures began to rise again in 2008.

July 18, 2018 1:10 pm

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Fact check: Congresswoman's claim that Trump's tax cuts already paid for themselves

Rep. Claudia Tenney is mixing up economic growth and tax revenue.

July 16, 2018 6:40 am