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Pompeo tries to spin himself out of a tricky situation

The Secretary of State avoids answering why he refused to back a statement of support for a career diplomat by responding to a question that has not been asked.

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Rand Paul’s claim that Trump has a constitutional right to confront whistleblowers

The senator invoked the Sixth Amendment to defend President Trump. But it has nothing to do with impeachment.

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Booker’s claim: More people have died from ‘gun violence’ in his lifetime than in all U.S. wars

The numbers add up, if you count all deaths by guns. But is the comparison valid?

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Trump’s false claim about what the Ukrainian president said about the U.S. ambassador

President Trump says Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “out of the blue” attacked U.S. diplomat Marie Yovanovitch. That's not what the rough transcript shows.

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Warren’s plan to pay for Medicare-for-all: Does it add up?

The Fact Checker's guide to understanding Warren's cost and revenue assumptions

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Trump’s false claim of ‘centuries’ of fighting between Turks and Kurds

Over and over, the president says the Turks and Kurds have been flighting for hundreds of years. This is not only simplistic, but historically ignorant and false.

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The Trump brothers’ claims that they no longer profit from foreign deals

Four Pinocchios for one, Four Pinocchios for the other.

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Tulsi Gabbard misquotes Hillary Clinton’s jab at her

The 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful claims Clinton said the Russians were grooming her for a third-party bid to ensure Trump’s re-election. Actually, Clinton said it was the GOP.

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Did racially motivated voter suppression thwart Stacey Abrams?

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg suggested there is no dispute. But the evidence is murky, with enough material for both sides to claim they are right.

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President Trump’s alternate reality on Ukraine

Trump falsely insists that a whistleblower misrepresented his phone call with the Ukrainian president and that the impeachment inquiry has lost all its steam even as the evidence becomes more perilous for him.

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