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Unraveling Rudy Giuliani’s talking points on the Mueller report

The president's lawyer claims there's nothing illegal about a campaign taking information from a foreign government — and that what Hillary Clinton did was much worse.

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The Four Pinocchio claim at the center of the census citizenship question

Three judges have found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a phony reason for adding a Census citizenship question. That reinforces our Four Pinocchio ruling from 2018.

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What Attorney General Barr said vs. what the Mueller report said

As it turns out, the attorney general took liberties in describing the results of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation.

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Pence, Buttigieg and the debate over ‘conversion therapy’

Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg's attacks on Vice President Pence have again raised claims that the vice president once backed "conversion therapy."

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The Trump and Harris campaigns’ sketchy boasts about small-dollar contributions

Both campaigns tout astonishing percentages of small donors. But it's not a standard calculation — and the reality is much less impressive.

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A guide to Democratic talking points not far off the mark

Democrats running for president have lots of facts and figures about the state of working Americans. Here's their evidence.

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‘Some people did something’: Rep. Omar’s remarks in context

The remarks of the freshman member of Congress during an address to a Muslim rights organization spawned controversy, but they were just a snippet of a 20-minute speech.

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Trump digs in on false claim that he stopped Obama’s family separation policy

We're running out of Pinocchios for this claim.

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O’Rourke’s claim that the United States has spent ‘27 years’ in Iraq

Over and over, the 2020 presidential hopeful has decried the fact the U.S. has spent 27 years fighting in Iraq. Huh?

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Betsy DeVos’s claim about public funding for ‘Education Freedom Scholarships’

A carefully worded tweet by the education secretary blurs out the government's role in funding scholarships for private or religious schools.

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