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Both sides of the aisle stretch the truth in the soybean debate

The agricultural commodities market is a complicated balance of supply and demand that politicians seem intent on glossing over.

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President Trump’s new favorite trade talking point falls apart under scrutiny

The president keeps saying the trade deficit declined $52 billion in the second quarter. That's fuzzy math.

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Has the Trump administration repealed 22 regulations for each new one?

The Trump administration is gilding the lily.

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Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

They haven't. The Congressional Budget Office says they will actually drive up the deficit by $1.9 trillion over 10 years.

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Are people ‘coming back off the sidelines’ and into the workforce, as Ivanka Trump says?

Ivanka Trump oddly cited increases in labor participation among prime-age workers and fewer people on food stamps as proof of a stronger economy.

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Did Trump’s aluminum tariffs spark a $1.5 billion plant in Kentucky?

White House aide Peter Navarro keeps suggesting the Kentucky plant stemmed from Trump's policies. Is that the case?

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Kevin McCarthy claims that the labor participation rate is ‘going back up’ under Trump

The House majority leader gave credit to President Trump for something that hasn't happened.

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Do small businesses face $83,000 in start-up costs to comply with regulations?

Trump often jumps at the opportunity to talk about the burden of regulations on small businesses, but he should check the math.

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Larry Kudlow’s claim that the Obama stimulus was ‘all spending’

President Trump's new economic guru needs to brush up on basic facts about the Obama-era stimulus.

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President Trump’s claim that China caused 60,000 U.S. factories to close

Trump says the United States has lost 6 million manufacturing jobs because of China. Economists say he's onto something but shoots wide of the mark.

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