Monthly Archives: March 2021

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Biden falsely claims the new Georgia law ‘ends voting hours early’

The president jabs a section of the new Georgia law as “outrageous,” but that provision actually expanded early voting for many residents in the state.

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No, Delaware doesn’t specifically prohibit food or water at the polls like Georgia

A top Georgia election official suggested that Delaware has the same sort of election law as Georgia. But that talking point falls short.

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Fact-checking President Biden’s first news conference

In his hour-long news conference, Biden flubbed some statistics and made claims that lacked context.

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Ted Cruz’s misleading memories of his 2013 gun proposal

Cruz’s amendment would not have prevented any of the failures at the Air Force that allowed a mass shooter to purchase guns.

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Biden’s claim that the 1994 assault-weapons law ‘brought down’ mass shootings

For years, the 1994 law was seen as largely ineffective. But new research bolsters the argument that the ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines had an impact on mass shootings.

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The sometimes-fuzzy $400,000 threshold in Biden’s tax plan

Biden has insisted that nobody making less than $400,000 will face higher taxes, but some officials have suggested that level could apply to families, not individuals.

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Ed Markey’s ahistorical attack on the filibuster

The earliest use of the filibuster can be traced to 1790, 1837 or 1841. Contrary to Markey's tweet, none of these involved slaveowners’ issues.

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How to spot a fake video

Here's The Fact Checker's guide to let you investigate manipulated video on your own.

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Ron Johnson’s misleading citation of data to back his ‘concern’ about BLM protesters

The Republican senator from Wisconsin drew fire when he said Trump supporters were less threatening than Black Lives Matter protesters, but he’s twisting data to support his concerns.

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Little evidence for the claim McConnell would quickly ditch the filibuster

Democrats suggest the Senate minority leader would quickly ditch the 60-vote rule if he had a chance. But McConnell has consistently supported it.

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