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Are Republicans seeking to ‘get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security’?

In a campaign ad, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) claims that Republicans are determined to eliminate three of the most popular government programs. That's false.

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Trump’s claim of jobs from Saudi deals grows by leaps and bounds

Trump said Saudi military deals will add 450,000 U.S. jobs. Then it was 500,000, and even 600,000. None of those numbers are remotely credible.

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A grainy video from Guatemala sparks Trump conspiracy theory

President Trump and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) cherry-picked a video of Honduran migrants to float unfounded conspiracy theories.

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Hey, attack-ad honchos, stop stealing our Pinocchios!

Yet another attack ad features Washington Post Pinocchios even though we never fact-checked a rival's ad

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Just about everything you’ve read on the Warren DNA test is wrong

Reporters and politicians rushed to say the test shows she was only 1/1024th Native American. But that's a huge misinterpretation of the data.

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There’s still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway.

Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.

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Virginia congressman misrepresents Washington Post fact check in debate

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) claims we gave his opponent Four Pinocchios for an attack ad. Not so!

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How Trump bobs and weaves to avoid the truth

In ‘60 Minutes’ interview, the president resorted to his favorite moves to sidestep facts

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Democratic attack ad falsely knocks Republican on preexisting conditions

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee uses a Republican's minor procedural votes to attack him for selling out his constituents on protecting a key part of Obamacare, even though he didn't.

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The Trump administration’s questionable data on family separations

A report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general shows the public got inaccurate numbers this summer.

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