Monthly Archives: January 2022

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Human trafficking statistics: Politicians love them though they remain imprecise

Both Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Vice President Harris relied on data that has many caveats.

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McConnell’s flub on Black voters misstated the facts, too

The Senate Republican leader got in trouble for his comments, but we're more interested in McConnell’s factual dexterity than his verbal dexterity.

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Fact-checking President Biden’s second formal news conference

Biden’s lengthy second news conference included some errant facts and claims without context.

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How Trump supporter Ray Epps became entangled in a Trump-touted conspiracy theory

Former President Trump and Republican lawmakers are attacking a former Marine based on innuendo and baseless suspicion

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Biden claims yet another arrest for which there’s little evidence

In Atlanta, the president referenced "the first time I got arrested.” But his story does not add up.

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Manchin’s incorrect claim of a 232-year filibuster ‘tradition’

The history of unlimited debate is more nuanced than the West Virginia Democrat suggests.

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The Senate battle over whether election laws signify a new ‘Jim Crow’

We’ve combed through the lawsuits and countersuits to identify the key provisions that are under dispute in four states — and why.

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Sotomayor’s false claim that ‘over 100,000’ children are in 'serious condition’ with covid

During oral argument over President Biden's workplace rule, Justice Sonia Sotomayor offered a number that is at least 20 times too high.

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The Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol: A guide to what we now know

One year later, despite the post-attack spin, here's what is clear.

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