Monthly Archives: October 2019

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Did racially motivated voter suppression thwart Stacey Abrams?

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg suggested there is no dispute. But the evidence is murky, with enough material for both sides to claim they are right.

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President Trump’s alternate reality on Ukraine

Trump falsely insists that a whistleblower misrepresented his phone call with the Ukrainian president and that the impeachment inquiry has lost all its steam even as the evidence becomes more perilous for him.

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Trump’s shiny new talking point about income growth

The president is touting numbers that favorably compare his record to Obama and Bush, but he's cherry-picking the data.

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How does this impeachment process compare with Nixon and Clinton?

Democrats and Republicans are tangling over where the clock starts on impeachment. Here’s a guide about what happened in the case of Nixon and Clinton.

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Fact-checking Trump’s spin about the ‘great outcome’ in Syria

The president glossed over uncomfortable facts and pitched fake ones as he declared victory in Syria

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Trump and Mulvaney’s claim that corruption concerns held up Ukraine aid

Defense Department and USAID documents show that President Trump and Mick Mulvaney’s stated rationale for withholding security aid from Ukraine doesn’t add up.

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Fact-checking Trump’s wild Cabinet session

The president kept gabbing and gabbing — and getting many things wrong.

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Trump’s claim the Saudis will pay ‘100 percent of the cost’

The president says Saudi Arabia will pay "100 percent" of the cost of U.S. troops dispatched to the kingdom. But no one will confirm that.

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President Trump’s claim that ‘when I came in, we had no ammunition’

In recent weeks, the president’s comments have become increasingly exaggerated — not to mention that he mixes up munitions with ammunition.

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Are jobs lost due to ‘bad trade policy’ or automation?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) says the “principal reason” for jobs losses is trade policy, not automation. But economists aren’t so sure.

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