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Rep. Jim Jordan’s false claim that Pelosi denied a request for National Guard troops

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) made a startling claim based on zero evidence
  • Mar 1, 2021

Dissecting the House GOP spin against Biden’s $1.9 trillion covid relief bill

Here's a guide to what's wrong or off-base about House GOP talking points attacking the covid-rleief plan.
  • Feb 25, 2021

Biden’s messed-up math comparing war deaths to covid deaths

The president made a comparison that was widely cited in the news media — but it's wrong, as he said it.
  • Feb 23, 2021

Kerry’s claim that ‘we have nine years left’ to avert the climate crisis

The former secretary of state is citing a date for action that climate scientists say is frequently misunderstood.
  • Feb 22, 2021

Biden’s repeated claim he’s ‘traveled 17,000 miles with’ Xi Jinping

President Biden keeps claiming he's traveled 17,000 miles with Chinese president Xi Jinping, but that's unverified and misleading.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Harris’s claim that Biden vaccine plan was ‘starting from scratch’

The Biden administration has sped up the tempo of vaccinations and expanded access, but it has built on concepts left behind by the Trump administration.
  • Feb 17, 2021

A running tally of Trump’s misleading impeachment defense

Trump's defense lawyers are showing videos that are often taken out of context.
  • Feb 12, 2021

Biden’s claim that with a $15 minimum wage, ‘the whole economy rises’

Biden is bullish on a big increase in the minimum wage, but economists are sharply divided on the impact on jobs.
  • Feb 9, 2021

Ocasio-Cortez’s recounting of the Jan. 6 riot was not a ‘hoax’

Marjorie Greene (R-Ga.) suggested Ocasio-Cortez said she was in the Capitol when the Jan. 6 riot took place. But she had made clear she was not.
  • Feb 6, 2021

South Dakota’s covid-19 numbers have been terrible, but the governor says that’s the wrong metric

Gov. Kristi L. Noem (R) says South Dakota has fared better than virtually any other state during the pandemic, but she’s talking about economics, not health.
  • Feb 5, 2021
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