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What the Steele dossier said vs. what the Mueller report said

The "dossier" written by a former British spy had many shocking claims. We compare some key statements with the findings of the Mueller report.

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The Four Pinocchio claim at the center of the census citizenship question

Three judges have found that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross gave a phony reason for adding a Census citizenship question. That reinforces our Four Pinocchio ruling from 2018.

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Pence, Buttigieg and the debate over ‘conversion therapy’

Democratic hopeful Pete Buttigieg's attacks on Vice President Pence have again raised claims that the vice president once backed "conversion therapy."

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‘Some people did something’: Rep. Omar’s remarks in context

The remarks of the freshman member of Congress during an address to a Muslim rights organization spawned controversy, but they were just a snippet of a 20-minute speech.

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Fact-checking President Trump’s latest tweetstorm

The president's itchy Twitter fingers strike again, with fishy claims on Puerto Rico, Obamacare, the Census and more.

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The Fact Checker’s video guide to Beto O’Rourke’s drunken-driving arrest

Here's a guide to what the 2020 presidential hopeful has said — and not said — about an incident from his past.

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The Iraq War and WMDs: An intelligence failure or White House spin?

Sixteen years after the invasion of Iraq, a top aide to George W. Bush blamed the intelligence community. But the White House spin machine played a big role too.

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What is socialism?

President Trump and his allies are constantly warning about the perils of "socialism" in America. Here's a guide for readers.

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What’s actually in the ‘Green New Deal’ from Democrats?

No one is proposing to “eliminate all planes, cars, cows, oil, gas and the military." No one created “doctored” versions of the Green New Deal that included these outlandish proposals.

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President Trump’s 2018 State of the Union proposals: What flopped and what succeeded

Out of 14 key proposals in 2018, Trump had seven wins and seven losses.

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