Sanders’s repeated, exaggerated claims on income and wealth inequality

The U.S. ranks high in income and wealth inequality, but not always No. 1, as Sanders keeps claiming on the campaign trail.

The fishy claim that ‘100,000 children’ in the United States are in the sex trade

We investigate how this widely-cited figure on sex trafficking was calculated out of thin air.

Rand Paul’s grand, inaccurate retelling of ‘federal SWAT team’ raids

Rand Paul gets almost every detail incorrect in retelling crowd favorite stories of government overreach.



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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 Obama administration policy led to release of ‘104,000 violent criminal aliens’

Cruz might be on track with his numbers, but his statistic falls apart because of his adjectives.

Why you shouldn’t retweet Sanders’s claim that Hitler ‘won an election’

The Democratic hopeful earns Four Pinocchios for getting his history very wrong.

Clinton’s claims about receiving or sending ‘classified material’ on her private e-mail system

Hillary Clinton's highly legalistic defense of her email practices skirts questions about classified information being shared.

Jeb Bush’s false claim that Planned Parenthood is ‘not actually doing women’s health issues’

Bush's off-the-cuff remark went viral on social media -- and turns out to be worthy of Four Pinocchios.

‘Birth tourists’ and ‘anchor babies:’ What Trump and Bush got right

Both Jeb Bush and Donald Trump get some facts correct in the ongoing debate over births on U.S. soil by foreign citizens.

Kasich’s claims about his budget and economic record in Ohio

We dissect Kasich's go-to figures about his record as Ohio governor.

Trump’s absurd claim that the ‘real’ unemployment rate is 42 percent

Trump has doubled his estimate of the unemployment rate. He's even further away from the real number now.

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