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.



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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.

‘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.

Rick Perry’s apples-to-oranges boast of Texas graduation rates

Perry's use of apples-to-oranges data makes Texas graduation rate improvement more impressive than it really is.

Trump’s immigration plan includes many claims that lack context

The Trump campaign relied on actual government reports, but the spin is misleading.

Trump’s zombie claim that Obama spent $4 million to conceal school and passport records

Trump repeats a repeatedly debunked claim and earns Four Pinocchios.

Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood and black abortions: Ben Carson’s false claim

Carson earns Four Pinocchios for mixing flimsy history and false facts about Planned Parenthood's founder.

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