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Rand Paul’s claim that cutting $13 billion a year would balance the budget

The Kentucky senator makes it sound as if balancing the budget is easy. But he's using fuzzy math.

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President Trump’s claim that death sentences would stop drug trafficking

Trump says some countries that execute drug traffickers do not have much of a drug problem. We found barely any evidence to support his claim.

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Trump’s complaint it would take 9 years to get his nominees approved (Part 2)

Trump cited our fact check, but the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) cried foul.

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Four years of Trump claims

Every suspect claim made by President Trump during his presidency in office, in one place

The Trump Promise Tracker

Donald Trump made 60 key promises during the 2016 campaign. We will track his progress during his presidency.

The 2016 Election Fact Checker

Every fact check of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in one place.

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Is health care the ‘number one issue in America’?

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) cited polling as a clear sign for action. But the polling is actually rather murky.

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Trump’s complaint that it will take 9 years to get all his nominations approved

Trump says that Democratic delays on his nominations means it would take nine years to get them all confirmed. His math adds up.

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Larry Kudlow’s claim that the Obama stimulus was ‘all spending’

President Trump's new economic guru needs to brush up on basic facts about the Obama-era stimulus.

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Dissecting House Speaker Ryan’s remarks on deficits and spending

When challenged on deficits, Paul Ryan responded with inside-the-Beltway code. We explain what's going on.

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President Trump’s claim that James B. Comey ‘lied in Congress to Senator G’

The president claims that Comey lied to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, but the claim is undercut by a new Inspector General report.

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John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

The new spokesman for the marijuana industry says prisons have been filled with people who just possessed marijuana. He's blowing smoke.

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