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How liberal was Joe Biden?

The former vice president says he was "always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress." It depends on how you measure it.

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Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill’s role in mass incarcerations

President Bill Clinton has said the 1994 crime bill contributed to the high incarceration rate in the United States. But Biden disputes that.

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Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

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Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns

The 2020 presidential hopeful spins a nuanced point into misleading rhetoric in interviews and tweets.

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Biden’s false claim that no one but the rich got Trump’s tax cuts

The former vice president claims that the Trump tax cut all went to "folks at the top and corporations" in 2018. Not so.

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The Trump and Harris campaigns’ sketchy boasts about small-dollar contributions

Both campaigns tout astonishing percentages of small donors. But it's not a standard calculation — and the reality is much less impressive.

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A guide to Democratic talking points not far off the mark

Democrats running for president have lots of facts and figures about the state of working Americans. Here's their evidence.

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O’Rourke’s claim that the United States has spent ‘27 years’ in Iraq

Over and over, the 2020 presidential hopeful has decried the fact the U.S. has spent 27 years fighting in Iraq. Huh?

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Kamala Harris’s careful answer on jailing parents whose kids missed school

No parents were jailed while she was San Francisco's district attorney. But what happened when she was California's attorney general?

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Did eight Democratic candidates ‘boycott’ the AIPAC conference?

The vice president says eight "boycotted" the annual conference of the pro-Israel group. But whether that is accurate turns on definitions.

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