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Trump’s False Claims About Rep. Ilhan Omar
President Donald Trump accused Rep. Ilhan Omar of professing a "love" for al Qaeda and talking about "how great" and "how wonderful" al Qaeda is. That is false. The post Trump’s False Claims About Rep. Ilhan Omar appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Fake AOC Quotes Keep on Trucking
Another fake quote attributed to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is circulating online. She didn't say that "truck drivers are destroying America"; that quote came from a website that describes its content as satire. The post Fake AOC Quotes Keep on T
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Does Wind ‘Work’ Without Subsidies?
President Donald Trump has repeatedly questioned the economics of wind energy, saying that wind "doesn't work" without subsidies. Experts have differing assessments of that. By some metrics, wind power is already competitive with fossil fuels without
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Citizenship, The Census And Obama
Memes circulating online claim that former President Barack Obama removed the citizenship question from the 2010 census. He didn't. The citizenship question in 2010 was handled the same way it had been since 1970.  The post Citizenship, the Census an
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Biden on the 1994 Crime Bill
Former Vice President Joe Biden defended his support decades ago for a controversial crime bill, saying, "There’s another part of my long record that’s being grossly misrepresented: the 1994 crime bill." We'll go through Biden's points about what was
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Gillibrand Attacks Trump on Manufacturing Jobs
A TV ad from Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand accuses President Donald Trump of breaking his promise to protect and create manufacturing jobs. Despite some plant closures, there has been a net increase of nearly 500,000 manufactur
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Trump’s Numbers July 2019 Update
Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office. The post Trump’s Numbers July 2019 Update appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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A False Claim About H.R. 8 and a ‘Firearms Registry’
A viral meme falsely accuses five House Republicans of voting with Democrats to create a "firearms registry." The bill in question specifically prohibits "the establishment, directly or indirectly, of a national firearms registry." The post A False C
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Trump Twists Facts in Environmental Speech
In a July 8 speech dedicated to the environment, President Donald Trump made a series of misleading or false statements as he played up the U.S.’s environmental achievements, many of which predate his time as commander-in-chief. The post Trump Twists
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Biden’s Stretch on Intellectual Property Theft
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says the Trump administration has not been fighting China on "stealing intellectual secrets," claiming that instead it has been "fighting in trade." But intellectual property issues have been part of ongoin
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Bogus Photo Combines Trump, Epstein Images
A photo circulating online has been manipulated to show Jeffrey Epstein with Donald and Ivanka Trump in 1993. The post Bogus Photo Combines Trump, Epstein Images appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Trump Retweets Made-up Reagan Quote
There's no evidence President Ronald Reagan predicted Donald Trump would be president, as a meme shared by Trump falsely claims. The post Trump Retweets Made-up Reagan Quote appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Meme Uses Deceptions to Accuse Harris of ‘Lies’
A viral meme uses erroneous claims about Sen. Kamala Harris' schooling and race to accuse the Democratic presidential candidate of "lies." The post Meme Uses Deceptions to Accuse Harris of ‘Lies’ appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Confusion At The Border
In recent days, contradictory claims have been made about border issues, including the living conditions for migrants being housed at U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities. The post Confusion at the Border appeared first on FactChec
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Trump on ‘Unfair’ U.S.-Japan Security Treaty
President Donald Trump described a security treaty with Japan as an “unfair agreement” negotiated by "stupid" American officials in which "Japan doesn’t have to help us at all" if the U.S. is attacked. But that ignores the benefits in the treaty for
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No Evidence Kim Jong Un Rebuffed Obama’s ‘Begging’
Prior to his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea, President Donald Trump made the unfounded claim that Barack Obama tried many times to meet with Kim, but was rebuffed. Obama administration officials and experts on U.S.-North Korea relat
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Bogus Stats Distort Democratic Debates
Posts on social media wildly exaggerate the number of times President Donald Trump's name and the word "free" were used during the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates. The post Bogus Stats Distort Democratic Debates appeared first on FactCheck
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Are Wages Rising or Flat?
Parsing the political claims on wages is an exercise in fun with statistics. There are several different ways to measure what’s happened to workers' paychecks, leading to disparate and conflicting claims, and confusing messages to voters. The post Ar
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Headlines Twist Old Report on State Department
A false story spread across social media wrongly claims that NBC News reported that Hillary Clinton "covered up" a "pedophile ring" at the Department of State. The report is from 2013 and did not say that. The post Headlines Twist Old Report on State
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FactChecking Round Two of the Democratic Debate
The second of a two-part debate offered a new crop of spin. The post FactChecking Round Two of the Democratic Debate appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Trump’s Baseless Accusation of Mueller ‘Crime’
President Donald Trump — without evidence — accused special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally deleting the text messages of two people who had been assigned to the Russia investigation. The post Trump’s Baseless Accusation of Mueller ‘Crime’ appear
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Trump Accuser Targeted With TV Clip
A clip from an old episode of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" is being used to discredit a woman who recently accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. The clip doesn’t prove that she is a "fraud," as the headline of a story claims
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FactChecking the First 2020 Democratic Debate
We found some factual distortions in the first debate round of the two-night affair. The post FactChecking the First 2020 Democratic Debate appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Facts on Warren’s Wealth Tax Plan
Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, "I've got a plan for that." She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an "Ultra-Millionaire Tax," an annual wealth tax on all assets over $50 million. We'll answer seve
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McConnell’s Biggest Donor Isn’t Russian
A meme on Facebook falsely claims that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's biggest campaign donor is a Russian oligarch. The post McConnell’s Biggest Donor Isn’t Russian appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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Posts Misidentify Woman in Trump Photo
Social media posts misidentify a woman in an old photo with President Donald Trump. She is not E. Jean Carroll, the writer who recently accused Trump of sexual assault, but is another woman who previously accused Trump of misconduct. The post Posts M
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Trump’s New Twist on False Voter Fraud Claim
President Donald Trump falsely suggested that California admitted that "a million votes" were cast as part of "much illegal voting" in that state during the 2016 presidential election. The post Trump’s New Twist on False Voter Fraud Claim appeared fi
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Trump’s Repeated Falsehood on Auto Plants
In launching his reelection campaign, President Donald Trump repeated a claim about new auto plants that he made a year-and-a-half ago. It's still not true, and it fits a pattern of Trump falsely boasting of unexpected or unusual gains in the auto in
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‘Satirical’ Story Gets Serious Treatment Online
A bogus story fueling theories that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama will be arrested has been shared over 100,000 times on Facebook, but it started out as satire. The post ‘Satirical’ Story Gets Serious Treatment Online appeared first on FactCheck.o
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Image Shows ’85 Live Aid Concert, Not Trump Rally
A viral photo shows a massive crowd at an iconic 1985 concert in London, not at a rally for President Trump in Philadelphia, as a meme claims. The post Image Shows ’85 Live Aid Concert, Not Trump Rally appeared first on FactCheck.org.
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