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Dark money ad claims Susan Collins put old-age programs ‘in jeopardy’

An attack ad mixes innuendo and fuzzy sourcing to misleadingly attack the veteran lawmaker from Maine.

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Has the Endangered Species Act saved ‘very few’ plants and animals?

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is using a very strict definition of what it means to save a species from extinction.

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Trump’s claim his deregulatory actions are saving American households $3,000 a year

The president is basing his number on a report written by the Council of Economic Advisers, but it's open to challenge.

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Trump’s and Biden’s dueling claims on criminal justice reform

President Trump gave no credit to Barack Obama for a significant change in sentencing, and former vice president Joe Biden, in turn, minimized what Trump accomplished in 2018.

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Harris, Warren ignore DOJ report to claim Michael Brown was ‘murdered’

The Obama Justice Department found “no credible evidence" that the police officer willfully shot Brown "as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat."

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President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

The president has topped 12,000 in our database of false and misleading claims, adding about 20 a day in the past two months.

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Bill Clinton’s claim that the assault weapons ban led to ‘a big drop in mass shooting deaths’

There's some data that supports the former president, but he overstates the case.

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Are cosmetologists training longer than emergency medical technicians?

Politicians such as President Trump have made a flawed apples-and-oranges comparison.

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Trump’s claim about prosecuting ‘a record number of firearms offenses’

The president suggested that his administration is cracking down on guns, but he told only part of the story.

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Bill de Blasio’s flimsy defense in the Eric Garner case

De Blasio blamed the federal government for a years-long delay in disciplinary proceedings for the police officer who choked Eric Garner. But this defense doesn't add up.

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