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Fact check: President Trump's claim 'we've had bigger storms' than Harvey, Irma

Hurricanes are rated on a scale, and their damage is measured in terms of dollars, which means there is plenty of data to compare storms...

September 20, 2017 1:30 pm

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Speaker Ryan's fuzzy math on the nation's 'terrible tax system'

Ryan rehashed several of the often-cited statistics. But he puts them together in a misleading way.

September 18, 2017 8:20 am

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Fact check: Did ex-FBI director James Comey violate federal laws?

The White House press secretary essentially accused ex-FBI director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump, of breaking the...

September 15, 2017 2:20 pm

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President Trump's claim foreign leaders told him they're unhappy with 7-9 percent GDP growth

Trump certainly speaks with foreign leaders on a regular basis, but very few countries have 7-to-9 percent GDP growth. We wanted to know:...

September 13, 2017 12:20 pm

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House Republicans' claim they have 'passed more bills' than recent first-year presidencies

What do the numbers show and are they even important?

September 12, 2017 10:10 am

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President Trump's claim that a wall will 'stop much of the drugs from pouring into this country'

Increasingly, the president has argued that the wall will not only block illegal immigrants but also will stem the flow of drugs coming...

September 11, 2017 10:20 am

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FACT CHECK: Greitens' claim of improving business climate half true

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens recently announced the launch of a new website aimed at cutting the red tape that he believes is negatively...

September 10, 2017 2:20 pm

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Fact check: Trump's repeated claim of credit for Foxconn's Wis. deal

The proposal for the new plant is still in the process of being hashed out in the state legislature. To date, the plant has created zero...

September 8, 2017 1:10 pm

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Did President Obama allow a 'back door' to citizenship through DACA?

One criticism of DACA, is that it has allowed unauthorized immigrants to exploit the system and gain U.S. citizenship.

September 7, 2017 1:10 pm

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Irma is not a 'Category 6' hurricane, and other viral hoaxes about the storm

The viral hoaxes targeting those looking for information about Irma online began early.

September 6, 2017 3:40 pm

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The Trump administration's claim that DACA 'helped spur' the 2014 surge of minors crossing the border

Attorney General Jeff Sessions asserted that the 2012 action "contributed" to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Central...

September 6, 2017 12:00 pm

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Arizona's Kelli Ward doesn't believe in the 'chemtrail' conspiracy theory

In a new ad attacking Kelli Ward, the Senate Leadership Fund takes aim at a 2014 town hall that Ward hosted as a state senator.

September 5, 2017 11:30 am

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Fact check: Is a violent crime wave sweeping the country?

Since becoming attorney general in February, Jeff Sessions routinely has warned of a violent crime wave sweeping the country —...

September 1, 2017 10:45 am