Monthly Archives: November 2019

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Anti-impeachment ad twists Ocasio-Cortez’s words

A just-launched digital and television ad campaign from the American Action Network isolates a quote from the freshman congresswoman, creating the impression that she confirmed a partisan impeachment theory.

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Fact-checking the fifth Democratic presidential debate

Here's a roundup of ten claims from the fifth Democratic presidential debate of the 2020 campaign.

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Schiff’s claim that the whistleblower has a ‘statutory right’ to anonymity

National security experts list many reasons why the whistleblower should remain anonymous, but a statutory right isn't one of them.

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Gordon Sondland’s testimony: The contradictions and discrepancies

The U.S. ambassador to the European Union will be on the hot seat this week. Here's a guide to how his testimony differs from other witnesses.

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How Russia weaponized social media, got caught and escaped consequences

Russia weaponized social media in an attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election. But its efforts didn't end after it was caught.

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Warren’s misleading pitch for her tax on billionaires

Warren's new ad suggests billionaires would have to pay two cents on the dollar. But it's three times more than that.

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Fact-checking the opening day of the Trump impeachment hearings

Here’s a roundup of some of the key misleading claims made at the first day of public hearings.

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President Trump’s misleading spin on the border crisis

The president keeps claiming border facilities for children are much better than they were under President Barack Obama. That’s not true.

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The Fact Checker’s guide to impeachment hearing spin

Here’s your cheat sheet to debunked claims you may hear during the hearings about president’s call, the whistleblower complaint and Ukraine’s alleged involvement in the 2016 elections.

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Pompeo tries to spin himself out of a tricky situation

The Secretary of State avoids answering why he refused to back a statement of support for a career diplomat by responding to a question that has not been asked.

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