Monthly Archives: May 2019

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Fact-checking President Trump’s wild jabs at Joe Biden

Armed with misleading claims, the president seeks to take a Democratic rival down a notch.

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Katrina Pierson tweeted about Gaza. The video she posted was filmed 2,000 miles away.

Senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson tweeted a video captioned “Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza" during a violent uptick along the border between Israel and Gaza. But the video wasn't from Gaza and wasn't filmed in 2019.

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No, maternal mortality did not spike in Texas after funding cuts to abortion clinics

More than a year ago, revised numbers showed that the Texas maternal mortality rate was not as high as previously believed. But the news apparently has not reached Congress.

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Trump says he was not warned about Flynn. The Mueller report disagrees.

Many red lights were blinking about the potential problems with tapping Michael Flynn as national security adviser. The president chose to ignore them.

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How liberal was Joe Biden?

The former vice president says he was "always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress." It depends on how you measure it.

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Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill’s role in mass incarcerations

President Bill Clinton has said the 1994 crime bill contributed to the high incarceration rate in the United States. But Biden disputes that.

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The misleading narrative in Trump’s tumble of trade tweets

The president likes to tell a story through his tweets, even if the facts are not correct.

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Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

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Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns

The 2020 presidential hopeful spins a nuanced point into misleading rhetoric in interviews and tweets.

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