Monthly Archives: October 2021

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The repeated claim that Fauci lied to Congress about ‘gain-of-function’ research

A recent letter to Congress by the National Institutes of Health about research funding in China has given new life to GOP claims that Anthony S. Fauci misled Congress.

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Glenn Youngkin’s viral ‘child’ ad is missing important context

The Republican gubernatorial candidate is airing an ad that does not disclose the "child" in question was a high school senior and the book in question was a Pulitzer Prize winner.

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Terry McAuliffe keeps inflating coronavirus numbers

The former governor keeps suggesting the daily figures for coronavirus cases and child hospitalizations are much higher than reality.

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Biden said he’s been to the southern border before. It was a drive-by.

The president said he had visited the southern border before. It's not quite what his critics have been demanding.

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Biden’s favorite stat — that 55 major corporations paid no federal income tax

The president says this over and over. But the number is not based on an examination of tax returns.

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No, Biden isn’t proposing that the IRS spy on bank records

The Democrats’ proposal was never that intrusive and now is much more limited.

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Ad exaggerates potential impact of Biden estate-tax plan

A rancher claims that Biden's plan would force the sale of many family farms — but few farms face an estate-tax liability.

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The false GOP claim that the Justice Dept. is spying on parents at school board meetings

In interviews, congressional hearings, campaign ads and social media, Republicans falsely claim that the Justice Department will be cracking down on parents expressing disagreement at their local school board meetings.

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Youngkin, McAuliffe target each other with false attack ads

Both campaigns are targeting voters with ads that use partisan reports to make bogus claims.

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The Southwest Airlines mess and rumors of a vaccine walkout

More than 2,500 flights were canceled but officials have adamantly denied reports that pilots staged a sickout over a looming coronavirus vaccine mandate.

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