Monthly Archives: August 2019

  • Analysis

Pompeo’s business deals with foreign-government companies

The secretary of state told a Senate committee that he had no business transactions with foreign-government companies between 2006 and 2016, but documents and statements indicate that as many as three could have been disclosed.

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Sanders’s flawed statistic: 500,000 medical bankruptcies a year

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is goosing the numbers as he campaigns for universal health care.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s G-7 news conference

The president made numerous false and misleading claims. Here's a guide.

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Will the revised NAFTA deal add 180,000 jobs every year?

White House economic aide Larry Kudlow offers a misleading claim based on a misunderstanding of a jobs estimate.

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Kashmir: The Indian government vs. the facts on the ground

The Indian government has said that things remain calm in Kashmir. But video, as well as media and eye-witness reports, dispute that claim.

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Pence’s funny math on Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all costs

The vice president's numbers don't add up, and his office didn't even try to defend them.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s remarks on the economy

Trump appears worried about the economy, but his claims continue to be misleading or false.

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Kamala Harris uses fuzzy math to suggest her tax cut is paid for

The 2020 presidential hopeful touts her plan to give middle-class taxpayers $500 a month, but misleadingly suggests that the money to pay for it will come from companies and the top 1 percent.

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Dark money ad claims Susan Collins put old-age programs ‘in jeopardy’

An attack ad mixes innuendo and fuzzy sourcing to misleadingly attack the veteran lawmaker from Maine.

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Has the Endangered Species Act saved ‘very few’ plants and animals?

EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is using a very strict definition of what it means to save a species from extinction.

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