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The Iraq War and WMDs: An intelligence failure or White House spin?

Sixteen years after the invasion of Iraq, a top aide to George W. Bush blamed the intelligence community. But the White House spin machine played a big role too.

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The Fact Checker’s video guide to socialism

When President Trump and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they are talking about the same thing. Here’s a guide to socialism.

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Klobuchar cites bad data to claim credit for reducing black incarceration

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) claimed the incarceration rate for African Americans dropped 65 percent when she was a prosecutor. But that's because of a statistical quirk, not her policies.

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How Democrats are putting a bad spin on good economic news

Three 2020 candidates are trying to argue that many people are working two or three jobs to make ends meet. Here's a guide to the rhetoric.

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Did Wall Street get a ‘trillion-dollar bailout’ during the financial crisis?

Sen. Bernie Sanders claims Wall Street firms received $1 trillion during the financial crisis. We check his math and find it exaggerated.

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Democrats engage in ‘Mediscare’ spin on the Trump budget

Democrats misleadingly claim President Trump is cutting $850 billion from Medicare, stealing a page from the GOP playbook during the debates over Obamacare.

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Larry Kudlow’s claim that ‘we have virtually paid for’ Trump’s tax cut

Trump's chief economic adviser is spinning a CBO report beyond recognition.

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Have Iraq and Syria been ‘liberated’ from ISIS, as President Trump says?

President Trump has claimed his administration has defeated ISIS and beaten back the caliphate in various ways. But the reality is more complex.

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Ocasio-Cortez’s misleading complaint: Trump did not transfer funds for the opioid emergency

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) misleadingly compares Trump's action on border-wall funding with the response to the opioid health-care emergency.

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President Trump stretches others’ comments to claim ‘no collusion’

Trump is miscasting various comments by Richard Burr, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort's attorney and the judge who sentenced Manafort.

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