Pelosi’s perplexing claim that House bill would ‘cut’ VA medical care funds

Pelosi and VA say 70,000 fewer veterans would get medical care because of the House appropriations bill. Not so.

Iran’s claim that Israel has 400 nuclear weapons

Israel has nuclear weapons, but most analysts say Iran's number is much too high.

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Fact-checking the 2016 presidential hopefuls

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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.

The zombie statistic about women’s share of income and property

A statistic, based on fishy data from four decades ago, continues to circulate, usually around International Women's Day.

Does the United States really have 5 percent of the world’s population and one quarter of the world’s prisoners?

The figure is so dramatic it sounds false. But it checks out.

Nope, Jon Stewart, $1 trillion wasn’t spent on Afghanistan schools at the expense of Baltimore.

Yes, the Daily Show is a fake news show. But it should not get the facts 4-Pinocchio wrong.

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

The Connecticut Democrat fails to mention that frozen shrimp already has no duties.

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

The Clinton Foundation's statement on Canadian laws implies there is a blanket ban on releasing donor names.

O’Malley’s claim about crime rates in Baltimore

O'Malley's crime numbers check out, but the FBI warns against such use of statistics.

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

Though Christie is correct that Medicaid spending has grown, he uses exaggerated figures and his claim lacks context.

Carly Fiorina’s claim that not ‘a single regulation’ has ever been repealed

The prospective GOP presidential candidate keeps saying this to audiences, but she hasn't done her homework.

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