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The Fact Checker’s crash course for the 2018 elections

We rounded up 47 fact-checks of Democrats, Republicans and outrageous campaign ads.

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Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim: ‘Democrats let him into our country’

The president's campaign ad ignores the fact cop-killer Luis Bracamontes was deported when Bill Clinton was president. He snuck back in under George W. Bush.

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GOP hopefuls say they fight insurance companies, just like Obama

Under attack from Democrats for health-care votes, some Republicans have begun borrowing language from the 2008 Obama campaign

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These Republicans are misleading voters about our Obamacare fact checks

We have discovered at least seven Republicans are running for reelection by falsely telling voters their opponents earned Four Pinocchios for statements on preexisting conditions.

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Virginia lawmaker promises ‘honest truth’ in misleading ad

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) looks directly at the camera and tells a whopper about his rival, Abigail Spanberger (D), and her plans for health care.

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Are Republicans seeking to ‘get rid of Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security’?

In a campaign ad, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) claims that Republicans are determined to eliminate three of the most popular government programs. That's false.

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Hey, attack-ad honchos, stop stealing our Pinocchios!

Yet another attack ad features Washington Post Pinocchios even though we never fact-checked a rival's ad

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There’s still no evidence Robert Menendez slept with underage prostitutes. A new attack ad says it anyway.

Bob Hugin, the Republican challenging Menendez, says the public should see all the facts. Be careful what you wish for.

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Virginia congressman misrepresents Washington Post fact check in debate

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) claims we gave his opponent Four Pinocchios for an attack ad. Not so!

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Democratic attack ad falsely knocks Republican on preexisting conditions

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee uses a Republican's minor procedural votes to attack him for selling out his constituents on protecting a key part of Obamacare, even though he didn't.

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