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Trump’s repeated claim that China is paying ‘billions’ in tariffs to the Treasury

Over and over, President Trump says the Treasury is earning "billions" from tariffs. But Americans, not China, pay the tariffs and so far, it's a net loser for the government.

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Stephen Miller’s claim that ‘thousands of Americans die year after year’ from illegal immigration

The presidential aide made a bold claim, but there's no evidence to back it up.

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Have Trump’s policies ‘lifted’ nearly 5 million Americans off food stamps?

The president often flips economic statistics to demonstrate his economic prowess. His recent use of SNAP participation data is no different.

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Does the Walton family earn more in a minute than Walmart workers do in a year?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tweeted a true fact: The Walton family earns $25,149 a minute, more than most Walmart workers earn in a year.

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Fact-checking Trump’s announcement of a national emergency

The president's rambling news conference was replete with false and misleading claims.

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Trump’s false claim that violent crime hasn’t gone down ‘in a long while’

The violent crime rate and murder rate have been going down fairly steadily since 1991.

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Liz Cheney’s claim that the ‘Green New Deal’ would eliminate air travel

Death panels, but for deciding who gets to board a flight? Nope.

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Kamala Harris leaps to unwarranted conclusions in tax tweet

The Democratic senator and presidential candidate says a decline in the size of tax refunds shows the Trump tax plan is a middle-class tax hike. The data shows otherwise.

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Does a full-time U.S. worker at McDonald’s make just $7,000?

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) claimed the typical worker at McDonald's made well below the minimum wage. But a full-time worker in the United States actually makes about $20,000.

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What’s actually in the ‘Green New Deal’ from Democrats?

No one is proposing to “eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas and the military." No one created “doctored” versions of the Green New Deal that included these outlandish proposals.

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