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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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Trump’s $110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia: still fake

The president says he does not want to harm a $110-billion arms deal over the Khashoggi disappearance but few deals have actually come to fruition

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Are 68,000 people a day ‘trafficked right in front of our eyes’? Nope.

A nonprofit group placed an ad in an airline magazine touting a figure based on bad math and faulty assumptions.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’

Virtually every sentence in the president's op-ed contains a falsehood or a misleading claim.

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