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The biggest Pinocchios of 2019

Our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2019.

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A guide to the misleading spin on the IG report

Republicans and Democrats rushed quickly to say the Justice Department inspector general's report confirmed what they already believed.

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Trump’s NATO parade of falsehoods and misstatements

At the recent NATO summit, the president once again showed he does not understand the basics of NATO financing.

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In the weeks before Navy base shooting, Trump touted his travel ban

President Trump asserted that the ban is "keeping terrorists, criminals and violent extremists the hell out of our country." But Saudi Arabia is not on the list.

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Can former presidents be impeached?

The claim may sound absurd, but it's the subject of real debate among impeachment scholars.

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Pete Buttigieg’s claim that ‘we cut the black poverty rate by more than half’

Buttigieg is using Census Bureau estimates, but he picked the most flattering numbers instead of the most statistically reliable.

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GOP tries to connect dots on Biden and Ukraine, but comes up short

Lawmakers suggest that there is a connection between a “raid” in Ukraine and Joe Biden’s calls in February 2016. But there’s less to those events than meets the eye.

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Did impeachment witnesses say Hunter Biden should be ‘looked at’?

Rep. Douglas A. Collins (R-Ga.) suggested that witnesses in the impeachment inquiry said Hunter Biden's earnings from a Ukraine gas company should be investigated. We checked the videotape.

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Not enough Pinocchios for Trump’s CrowdStrike obsession

In the space of ten sentences, President Trump told Four Whoppers

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Anti-impeachment ad twists Ocasio-Cortez’s words

A just-launched digital and television ad campaign from the American Action Network isolates a quote from the freshman congresswoman, creating the impression that she confirmed a partisan impeachment theory.

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