Monthly Archives: August 2017

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Was former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal conviction an Obama ‘political witch hunt’?

We dig into false claims by President Trump and former sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona about Arpaio's criminal conviction.

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Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’

The Texas senator repeats myths about the funding for Sandy relief, which led him to oppose the 2013 bill.

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Video: President Trump’s zombie claim of widespread voter fraud in the 2016 election

We debunk the White House's faulty evidence for voter fraud in the 2016 election.

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President Trump’s claim that the U.S ‘would save a lot of money’ in embassy downsizing in Russia

We estimate that the cost savings in Russia would pay for, at best, 23 soldiers in Afghanistan.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions keeps making false claims about ‘sanctuary’ cities and crime

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Trump’s claim that he, himself, created 1 million jobs as president

President Trump has a tendency to say he is responsible for job growth, rather than U.S. businesses or the American people.

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What you need to know about former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s record on illegal immigration

We take you through the saga of Joe Arpaio's legal controversies stemming from his illegal-immigration crackdown.

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Trump’s incorrect claim that 20 ‘U.S.-designated’ terrorist groups operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan

The president used a figure for terrorist groups that mixes apples and oranges, making it too high.

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President Trump’s list of false and misleading claims tops 1,000

In seven months, President Trump has made 1,057 false or misleading claims.

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Attorney General Sessions’s absurd link between sanctuary policies and crimes in Chicago and Miami-Dade

Sessions makes a false comparison between crime and 'sanctuary' policies in Chicago and Miami-Dade County.

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