Monthly Archives: February 2018

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Fact checking Trump’s error-filled tweet storm about the Russia investigation

Here's a guide to the many errant claims made by the president during his tweet storm 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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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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What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

The White House refuses to explain the immigration status of Melania Trump's parents. Here are some possible answers.

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Video: Trump’s repeated claim the United States has spent $7 trillion in the Middle East

Over and over, Trump says the United States has spent $7 trillion on wars in the Middle East. Saying it is so does not make it so.

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A Pentagon chart misleadingly suggests the U.S. is falling behind in a nuclear arms race

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is citing a chart that nuclear weapons experts say offers a misleading picture of U.S. upgrades.

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Did Hillary Clinton collude with the Russians to get ‘dirt’ on Trump to feed it to the FBI?

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) makes a startling claim about the Russian investigation. But there's no evidence to back it up.

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