Monthly Archives: February 2018

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No, 40% of firearms (still) aren’t purchased without a background check

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Trump's claim that he's been 'much tougher on Russia than Obama'

The administration has taken some actions that displease Russia. But Trump's tone is jarringly different.

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Are Senate Republicans killing 'blue slip' for court nominees?

The Senate's “blue slip” for judicial nominees could be on its way out. But it's not all it's cracked up to be.

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Bernie Sanders resurrects a 'zombie' claim on gun sales without background checks

The senator from Vermont says 40 percent of guns are sold without a background check. That's an old, discredited figure that's been debunked before.

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Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

Here's a guide to the many errant claims made by the president during his tweetstorm about the Russia probe.

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The White House's spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion

White House officials are claiming big budget savings for a plan that sends the deficit soaring. How does that add up? It doesn't.

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What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

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Vice President Pence's claim that U.S. spy agencies found no impact from Russian meddling

Pence says U.S. intelligence agencies found no impact from Russian meddling in the 2016 election. But a report from these agencies contradicts him.

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President Trump’s claims that tax cuts sparked major U.S. investments

The president is proud of his tax cuts, but he overstates their effect. We break down the details.

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Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi's fundraising numbers

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says she raised nearly $48 million for the DCCC. Do the figures add up?

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