Monthly Archives: December 2017

  • Analysis

Trump’s claim that West Virginia is ‘sending clean coal’ to ‘China’

Trump claims West Virginia is sending “clean coal” to China, but in 2015 and 2016 essentially no coal left the state en route to China.

  • Analysis

Seven weeks in winter: Flynn, Trump and Comey

President Trump, former FBI director James B. Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn's stories are entangled, to say the least.

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History lesson: Do big tax cuts pay for themselves?

We look at the Coolidge, Kennedy and Reagan tax cuts and see whether they confirm GOP claims that tax cuts pay for themselves.

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Does the Senate tax bill really offer a tax break for private jets, as key Democrats claim?

Several Democratic leaders claim the bill offers a tax write off for private jets, but they're blowing the provision way out of proportion.

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Trump’s claim that ‘they just kept cutting, cutting, cutting the military’ until it was ‘depleted’

Trump claims the military budget has been slashed in recent years, but he's forgetting that the U.S. ended two wars overseas.

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The GOP’s $10,000 cap on property tax deductions and how it affects one congressional district

Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) says he won something for “nearly every taxpayer” in his district. We check the math.

  • Analysis

Michael Flynn’s guilty plea: A comprehensive timeline

The Fact Checker's guide to the events that led to the former national security adviser's guilty plea.

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