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The false GOP claim that the Justice Dept. is spying on parents at school board meetings

In interviews, congressional hearings, campaign ads and social media, Republicans falsely claim that the Justice Department will be cracking down on parents expressing disagreement at their local school board meetings.

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Youngkin, McAuliffe target each other with false attack ads

Both campaigns are targeting voters with ads that use partisan reports to make bogus claims.

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The Southwest Airlines mess and rumors of a vaccine walkout

More than 2,500 flights were canceled but officials have adamantly denied reports that pilots staged a sickout over a looming coronavirus vaccine mandate.

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Trump’s never-ending parade of election falsehoods

The president keeps telling audiences stories about the election that have been repeatedly debunked and discredited.

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Youngkin’s false claim that McAuliffe ‘opposes’ election audits

Scrambling to overcome his own mistake, the GOP candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial race invents a claim against his opponent.

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The Democratic claim that bigger child tax credits would ‘save’ $8 for every $1 spent

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) can point to a research study to back up her claim, but it doesn't tell the whole story.

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Why a debt ceiling breach would not be the first U.S. default

The government has reneged on promises to investors four times in U.S. history.

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Jayapal’s claim that ‘the majority of the country’ supports federal funding of abortion

Most polls show consistent opposition to federal funding of abortions but a lot depends on the wording of the survey question.

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McAuliffe ad falsely claims Youngkin ‘took over’ predatory dental clinics

A campaign ad for Democrat Terry McAuliffe says “Wall Street executive” Youngkin was responsible for harming children. But his private equity firm did not acquire the troubled company.

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Kevin McCarthy’s claim that Biden’s plan will raise taxes on families making over $50,000

The House minority leader charged that the president “lied” about his promise not to raise taxes on people making under $400,000, but he’s relying on some fishy metrics.

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