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The biggest Pinocchios of 2018

Our annual roundup of the most outlandish claims of 2018.

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President Trump’s claim that Democrats gave Iran $150 billion

He has repeatedly suggested that President Barack Obama gave $150 billion in taxpayer funds to Iran. That's false.

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Fact-checking Trump’s rowdy powwow with Pelosi and Schumer

The president fired off a bunch of faulty claims about the border wall. Schumer called him out for his Bottomless Pinocchios.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s volley of weekend tweets

The president's latest tweets mangle the facts on French protests, NATO funding, the cost of the Russia investigation, the hush-money payments to his alleged mistresses, and more.

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Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again

President Trump rarely stops repeating false statements in response to fact checks, so 14 of his repeated claims make the initial list.

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Sherrod Brown’s tax math on GM moving to Mexico

The senator from Ohio said GM's tax rate would be cut in half if it moved its Lordstown plant to Mexico. That's open to interpretation.

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How President Trump twists government data to suit the political moment

Data are merely weapons to be used to make a rhetorical point, rather than information that might inform policymaking.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s $21 trillion mistake

The same article she referenced on Twitter would have set her straight. Instead, she gets Four Pinocchios.

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The president’s misleading statements on Trump Tower Moscow: A timeline

President Trump has repeatedly claimed no one close to him had contacts with Russia — or at least that he knew about.

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Does the sentencing bill give early release to drug traffickers, sex offenders?

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) says yes. But he gives short shrift to safeguards in the bill that could keep many of them behind bars.

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