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Donald Trump

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Donald Trump wrong that Charlottesville counter-protesters didn't have a permit

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Donald Trump

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Donald Trump retells Pants on Fire claim about Gen. Pershing ending terrorism for 35 years

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump said wages 'haven’t gone up for a long time,' but that's wrong

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. Roy Moore .'

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Alabama's Roy Moore says whole communities in Midwest are under Sharia law

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. Sebastian Gorka .'

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No, the Obama administration didn't invent the term 'lone wolf' for terrorists

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Donald Trump

False

Fact-checking Donald Trump's misleading tweet about U.S. nuclear arsenal

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Donald Trump

True

Are renovations keeping Trump out of the White House?

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Donald Trump

Mostly True

Trump claims new U.N. sanctions cost North Korea over $1 billion

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Donald Trump

False

Are there over $4 trillion of untaxed corporate earnings offshore, as Donald Trump said?

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Donald Trump

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False: Trump's claim about illegal immigration under past administrations

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The Washington Post

President Trump's claim that he has done 'far more than anyone' for 'inner cities'

President Trump’s claim that he has done ‘far more than anyone’ for ‘inner cities’

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President Trump's false claim that counterprotesters lacked a permit

President Trump’s false claim that counterprotesters lacked a permit

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President Trump's claim that 'unemployment is at a record low'

President Trump’s claim that ‘unemployment is at a record low’

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President Trump's claim that foreigners are responsible for 'the vast majority' of terrorism convictions since 9/11

President Trump’s claim that foreigners are responsible for ‘the vast majority’ of terrorism convictions since 9/11

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Glenn Kessler, who was The Washington Post’s diplomatic correspondent from 2002 to 2011, explains what happened to the 1994 agreement negotiated under President Bill Clinton to thwart North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. The deal was heavily criticized, but there’s plenty of bipartisan blame to go around. Be sure to stick around for the “Fact Checker extra” […]

Video: How did the 1994 deal with North Korea fall apart?

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When Congress left Washington for the April recess, we asked our readers to help us fact-check their local town halls. We were overwhelmed with submissions from coast to coast. We ended up fact-checking what members of Congress from seven states said about lawmakers’ health insurance, Medicare, the national debt and the cost of President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago travels. […]

Dear readers, help us fact-check your lawmakers during August recess

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Trump's effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic

Trump’s effort to blame Obama for the opioid epidemic

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President Trump's claim that low-skilled immigration placed 'substantial pressure' on U.S. workers

President Trump’s claim that low-skilled immigration placed ‘substantial pressure’ on U.S. workers

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Trump's claim that U.S. nuclear arsenal is 'now far stronger and more powerful'

Trump’s claim that U.S. nuclear arsenal is ‘now far stronger and more powerful’

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The actor James Woods tweeted a 1994 clip of President Bill Clinton announcing a deal with North Korea, suggesting the current standoff was the fault of the former president. If you never do another thing this week, just listen to this liar, please. #NorthKorea #BillClinton #NuclearWinter pic.twitter.com/FnaTFtZoEx — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 9, 2017 There’s […]

History lesson: Why did Bill Clinton’s North Korea deal fail?

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