Monthly Archives: April 2021

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Fact-checking Biden’s 2021 address to Congress

Biden was mostly on solid ground when he stuck to script but his ad-libs were less factually sound.

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Stacey Abrams’s pitch that the new Georgia law ‘eliminates hours of voting’

The voting rights activist spoke with more precision than President Biden about a key part of the new Georgia election law, but she still left a misleading impression.

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No, officials are not handing out Harris’s picture book to migrant kids

A flawed report in the New York Post quickly spread on right-wing media. But it's Four-Pinocchios false.

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Apples to apples, the Senate GOP infrastructure proposal is smaller than it appears

Reporters were quick to cite a headline number without noting the Biden and Senate GOP plans have different budget baselines.

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Tim Scott often talks about his grandfather and cotton. There’s more to that tale.

The South Carolina senator said he went from "Cotton to Congress in one lifetime," but his ancestors owned unusually large amounts of land.

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Stephen Miller’s attack on Biden’s immigration policy

The architect of Donald Trump's immigration policies twisted a few facts in criticizing Biden's.

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Faulty math: The claim that Biden’s infrastructure plan costs $850,000 per job

The Republican National Committee uses simple-minded math to make a misleading claim.

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Yes, the House can vote on expanding the Supreme Court

Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) gave a false response to a thorny question about a Democratic court-packing bill.

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Biden’s claim that gun owners support his gun-control proposals

The president asserted that a majority of gun owners supported enhanced background checks and an assault-weapons ban. He was half right.

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A pair of misleading GOP attacks on Biden’s infrastructure plan

Sens. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) have offered dubious claims and faulty numbers to attack Biden’s infrastructure plan.

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