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How liberal was Joe Biden?

The former vice president says he was "always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress." It depends on how you measure it.

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Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill’s role in mass incarcerations

President Bill Clinton has said the 1994 crime bill contributed to the high incarceration rate in the United States. But Biden disputes that.

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The misleading narrative in Trump’s tumble of trade tweets

The president likes to tell a story through his tweets, even if the facts are not correct.

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Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

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Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns

The 2020 presidential hopeful spins a nuanced point into misleading rhetoric in interviews and tweets.

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Meet the Fact Checker team — and learn our process

Here are answers to some common questions about The Fact Checker from readers.

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Fact-checking the Trump administration’s immigration fact sheet

A new fact sheet on immigration from the Justice Department tells only half the story.

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President Trump’s shifting claim that ‘we got rid’ of the Johnson Amendment

This is a campaign promise Trump has not fulfilled. It’s also a false claim worth Four Pinocchios.

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Have the Palestinians received ‘more aid than any group in history’?

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner says the Palestinians have received more aid than anyone. But U.S. aid to Israel is much higher.

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