DeLauro’s claim that the Trans Pacific free trade deal would spur a ‘flood’ of frozen shrimp

DeLauro’s claim that the Trans Pacific free trade deal would spur a ‘flood’ of frozen shrimp

“This [Consumer Reports] study underlines how harmful it would be to proceed with the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal without addressing food safety. TPP would cause real threats to our health by making it even easier for unsafe seafood to reach our markets. With more imports flooding in from Vietnam and Malyasia, it would become harder for the FDA’s inspectors to do their jobs.”

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Clinton Foundation’s misleading claim about Canadian laws on donor info

Clinton Foundation’s misleading claim about Canadian laws on donor info

“Like every contributor to the Foundation, the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (Canada) is publicly listed as a donor on our website. But as it is a distinct Canadian organization, separate from the Clinton Foundation, its individual donors are not listed on the site. This is hardly an effort on our part to avoid transparency — unlike in the U.S., under Canadian law, all charities are prohibited from disclosing individual donors without prior permission from each donor.”

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O’Malley’s claim about crime rates in Baltimore

O’Malley’s claim about crime rates in Baltimore

“(In 1999), Baltimore had become the most violent, the most addicted and the most abandoned city in america. The biggest enemy that we faced was not the drug dealers or crack cocaine. It was a lack of belief. … We started setting goals with deadlines and instead of simply setting goals with inputs, as government always does, we started measuring outputs. … When the people of Baltimore saw their government was working again, they rallied too. Together, we put into action that powerful belief, that in our city, there is no such thing as a spare American. That we’re all in this together. And over the next 10 years, Baltimore went on to achieve the biggest reduction in Part 1 crime in any major city in America.”

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Christie’s claim that Medicaid spending has grown ‘over 800 percent’ in 25 years

Christie’s claim that Medicaid spending has grown ‘over 800 percent’ in 25 years

“Let’s remember a couple statistics. … You know, in the last 25 years, Medicaid has grown over 800 percent, while the economy in the last 25 years has grown 200 percent. Now, I was a political science major, not a math major. But even a political science major can do that math, OK? Even I can do that math. It doesn’t work.”

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Carly Fiorina’s claim that not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

Carly Fiorina’s claim that not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

“It’s not hard in the technology age. Let’s put every regulation out on the Internet for anyone to see. By the way, can you name me a single regulation that has ever been repealed — ever? I can’t. There isn’t one.”

— Former business executive Carly Fiorina (R), speaking in Council Bluffs, Iowa, April 21, 2015

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Why you should be wary of statistics on ‘modern slavery’ and ‘trafficking’

Why you should be wary of statistics on ‘modern slavery’ and ‘trafficking’

“This report estimates that, based on the information governments have provided, only around 40,000 victims have been identified in the last year. In contrast, social scientists estimate that as many as 27 million men, women, and children are trafficking victims at any given time.”

— Introduction to the State Department’s Trafficking in Persons report, June 2013

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Four Pinocchios for Sherrod Brown’s invented George H.W. Bush quote

Four Pinocchios for Sherrod Brown’s invented George H.W. Bush quote

“President Bush, who I don’t quote that much — the first President Bush said a billion dollars in trade surplus or deficit turns into 13,000 jobs. So, if you have a billion dollar trade deficit, it means 13,000 lost jobs. Multiply that times 5 and 600, and you get a huge number of lost jobs.”

— Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), interview on MSNBC, April 21, 2015

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The zombie claim about Navy ship numbers returns to the 2016 campaign trail

The zombie claim about Navy ship numbers returns to the 2016 campaign trail

“The budget cuts that we’ve enacted in Congress are insane. We’re having the smallest Army by the end of this decade since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915, the smallest Marine Corps in modern history, at a time when we need them all the most.”

— Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), New Hampshire Republican leadership summit, April 18, 2015

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Carly Fiorina’s claim that California’s drought is a ‘man-made’ disaster

Carly Fiorina’s claim that California’s drought is a ‘man-made’ disaster

“While California is clearly experiencing another drought, the extreme water shortages are an ongoing and man-made human tragedy — one that has been brought on by overzealous liberal environmentalists who continue to devalue the lives and livelihoods of California residents in pursuit of their own agenda. It comes down to this: Which do we think is more important, families or fish?”

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Obama’s claim that every dollar spent on pre-kindergarten education earns ‘$7 back’

Obama’s claim that every dollar spent on pre-kindergarten education earns ‘$7 back’

“Every dollar we put into high-quality early childhood education we get $7 back in reduced teen pregnancy, improved graduation rates, improved performance in school, reduced incarceration rates. The society as a whole does better.”

— President Obama, Remarks at Working Mothers Town Hall , Charlotte, N.C., April 15, 2015

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