Monthly Archives: July 2019

  • Analysis

Trump’s faulty claim that Iran has changed its regional behavior

The president keeps claiming success from his sanctions policy on Iran, but there's little evidence to back his boasting.

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Bernie Sanders vs. Kamala Harris on taxes for Medicare-for-all

Presidential candidate Harris has distanced herself from some of Sanders’s Medicare-for-all plan, saying she objects to what she calls a “middle-class tax hike” embedded in it. But her 2020 rival, Sanders, insists that the middle class will save money on his proposal.

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The school busing debate between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris

In the 1970s, Biden was a harsh critic of using busing programs to achieve racial integration. He called such plans racist and asinine.

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Rubio cries ‘racist’ after being duped by a misleading tweet and video

A 2018 interview with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was distorted, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) fell for the faux outrage.

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Fact-checking lawmakers’ claims during the Mueller hearings

Here’s a guide to some of the claims made by lawmakers that were factually shaky or misleading.

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Is Trump cutting Medicare to give tax breaks to billionaires?

A new Democratic attack ad offers this Four Pinocchio whopper.

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President Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Mueller report

For the president, the Mueller report is both an exoneration and a source of bitter complaints.

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Joe Biden’s claim that he got ‘150,000 combat troops out of Iraq’

Biden had a big hand in withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq during Obama’s first term. But he was still the vice president during Obama’s second term, when thousands of U.S. troops returned to the country.

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Trump falsely claims he tried to stop ‘Send her back!’ chants about Rep. Ilhan Omar

Trump was the first to say Omar should go back to her country. At the rally, he waited 13 seconds for the chants to die down. Then he kept talking about Omar.

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President Trump accuses Rep. Omar of supporting al-Qaeda

With no evidence, Trump accused the Muslim member of Congress of backing a terrorist group, but he twisted and falsely characterized her remarks.

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