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Deflect, minimize, deny: Unraveling the GOP Capitol riot spin

Rep. Liz Cheney’s ouster from GOP leadership shows how far we’ve come in the whitewashing of Jan. 6. These three videos tell the story.
  • May 12, 2021

Deflection: The false equivalency of ‘riots’

Republicans have falsely compared the deadly violence of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to peaceful protests that took place in the summer of 2020.
  • May 12, 2021

Minimize: Antifa and ‘fake’ Trump supporters

Republicans have attempted to minimize the actions of Donald Trump's supporters on Jan. 6, shifting the blame of violence to antifa and other groups.
  • May 12, 2021

Deny: Disentangling Trump from Jan. 6

Since the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, Republicans have tried to reckon with their relationship with Trump. The following illustrates the tonal shift.
  • May 12, 2021

Biden keeps promising his spending plans won't increase the deficit

President Biden has repeatedly promised that his proposed spending plans would not increase the federal budget deficit. The math is a bit more complicated.
  • May 5, 2021

Biden’s first 100 days |The Fact Checker

The Washington Post Fact Checker analyzed President Biden's speeches, interviews, tweets, and public statements made during his first 100 days in office.
  • Apr 30, 2021

Fact-checking Biden’s first Congressional address

President Biden gave his first joint address to Congress on April 28.
  • Apr 29, 2021

Fact-checking Biden’s 2021 address to Congress

Biden was mostly on solid ground when he stuck to script but his ad-libs were less factually sound.
  • Apr 28, 2021

How one small rule change in 1806 led to the filibuster

Here’s what you need to know about the procedure’s complicated history meant to delay, delay, delay.
  • Apr 5, 2021

Fact-checking President Biden’s first news conference

In his hour-long news conference, Biden flubbed some statistics and made claims that lacked context.
  • Mar 25, 2021