Monthly Archives: April 2018

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Kevin McCarthy claims that the labor participation rate is ‘going back up’ under Trump

The House majority leader gave credit to President Trump for something that hasn't happened.

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Do small businesses face $83,000 in start-up costs to comply with regulations?

Trump often jumps at the opportunity to talk about the burden of regulations on small businesses, but he should check the math.

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Rand Paul’s claim that cutting $13 billion a year would balance the budget

The Kentucky senator makes it sound as if balancing the budget is easy. But he's using fuzzy math.

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President Trump’s claim that death sentences would stop drug trafficking

Trump says some countries that execute drug traffickers do not have much of a drug problem. We found barely any evidence to support his claim.

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Trump’s complaint it would take 9 years to get his nominees approved (Part 2)

Trump cited our fact check, but the office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) cried foul.

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Is health care the ‘number one issue in America’?

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) cited polling as a clear sign for action. But the polling is actually rather murky.

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Trump’s complaint that it will take 9 years to get all his nominations approved

Trump says that Democratic delays on his nominations means it would take nine years to get them all confirmed. His math adds up.

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Larry Kudlow’s claim that the Obama stimulus was ‘all spending’

President Trump's new economic guru needs to brush up on basic facts about the Obama-era stimulus.

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