Monthly Archives: September 2018

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Fact-checking President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly

The president offered other world leaders a "greatest hits" version of his favorite claims from his campaign rallies. We look at 14 key claims.

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Beto O’Rourke’s claim that he did not try to leave the scene of a DWI

The Senate hopeful, in a debate, earns Four Pinocchios for flatly disputing a witness account in police records from his DWI arrest 20 years ago.

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President Trump’s claims about NAFTA and the U.S. auto industry

The president says NAFTA cost "millions of jobs" in the United States, but most studies say the trade deal had a modest effect.

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The strange tale about why Bill Clinton said NAFTA would create 1 million jobs

It's the 25th anniversary of one of the dumbest presidential job predictions ever. We explain why Clinton touted a jobs number that even many trade advocates thought was extreme.

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Brett Kavanaugh’s unlikely story about Democrats’ stolen documents

As a White House lawyer, Kavanaugh received a ton of juicy information taken straight from Democrats' files. He says he never suspected his source was stealing it.

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Would the House GOP plan have prevented ‘price discrimination’ against people with preexisting conditions?

Republicans are scrambling to defend their efforts to replace Obamacare. We examine a claim that people with preexisting conditions would not face higher prices.

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The ‘Trump economy’ vs. the ‘Obama economy’

Ten years after the financial crisis, both Obama and Trump claim credit for an economic turnaround, but the data suggests the former — not the latter — steered the economy out of free fall.

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Did Brett Kavanaugh give false testimony under oath?

Democrats say yes. He says no. We went back in time to dig up answers.

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Obama’s claim that Trump’s Obamacare moves have ‘already cost’ 3 million people health insurance

Obama knocked President Trump for a decline in the number of insured Americans, but he used a cherry-picked number. Other surveys show little change.

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President Trump’s Four-Pinocchio complaint about the Maria death toll figures

There have been many numbers regarding the death toll in Puerto Rico, but Trump is way off course to suggest they are still in double digits.

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