Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Fact-checking President Trump’s address to Congress

Most presidents try to be sure their speeches to Congress adhere closely to the facts. Not Donald Trump.

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Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s false claim that two key Obamacare elements are ‘Republican provisions’

The Tennessee lawmaker told a town hall that two of the most popular parts of Obamacare were inserted by Republicans.

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Did President Trump save 77,000 coal mining jobs?

All too often in Washington, numbers of dubious provenance are cited with certitude. This is a good example.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s CPAC speech

Trump's CPAC speech was littered with some of the president's favorite and frequently-cited falsehoods.

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Keith Ellison’s comments on the Second Amendment: For the record

We explore the full comments Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) made about Second Amendment and gun-control measures.

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For all of the motion, Trump is falling behind on his ‘100-day’ promise list

President Trump said he would fulfill 60 promises in his first 100 days. But no action has been taken on 45.

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Spicer’s claim there are ‘12, 14, 15 million’ people in the U.S. illegally

Spicer offered a large range of figures for the population of illegal immigrants, but only 12 million is close to accepted estimates

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Democrats persist with the slippery claim of a ’60-vote standard’ for Supreme Court nominees

Democrats continue to make the misleading claim that 60 votes is “standard” for Supreme Court nominees. Not so.

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100 days of Trump claims

Every suspect claim made by President Trump during his 100 days in office, in one place

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