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Attack ad tars senatorial candidate with supporting Iran’s ‘path to a nuclear bomb’

Foreign-policy nuances are lost in an ad with stark nuclear imagery sponsored by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Obama’s claim that ‘states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths’

The president made a sweeping statement but the evidence changes when suicides are removed from the gun-death data.

The repeated, misleading claim that Planned Parenthood ‘provides’ mammograms

Planned Parenthood supporters continue to falsely assert or suggest it directly administers mammograms.



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The Four-Pinocchio claim that ‘on average, girls first become victims of sex trafficking at 13 years old’

Once again, politicians and the media blithely repeat a Four-Pinocchio statistic on sex trafficking that does not hold up to scrutiny.

Fact-checking the 2016 presidential hopefuls

See a visual analysis.

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

Depending on the estimate cited, the number of victims changes by tens of millions.

Cruz’s claim that he spent ‘much of my adult life in law enforcement’ (Fact Checker biography)

Ted Cruz frequently makes a claim about working in law enforcement. But what did he actually do?

The stale claim that ‘one in three’ women will have an abortion by age 45

Organizations citing this "one in three" statistic need to make clear a very important caveat every time it is repeated.

Carly Fiorina’s career: a response to readers

We respond to the many complaints The Fact Checker received about a column on Carly Fiorina's career.

Trump’s tax plan and his claim that ‘it’s going to cost me a fortune’

The brash businessman says he will lose money on his tax plan. We do the math, and it adds up to 4 Pinocchios.

Hillary Clinton’s incomplete timeline on her personal e-mail account

We examine Clinton's statements on when the State Department contacted her about her email system.

Carly Fiorina’s ‘secretary to CEO’ career trajectory (Fact Checker biography)

Her seemingly impressive life story glosses over key details.

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