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Political leaders and government officials like to make dramatic statements. Are they telling the truth?

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. Amy Klobuchar .'

False

Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar?

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. Cory Booker .'

False

Farmer suicides as high as in the Great Depression? No data says so

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. Jay Inslee .'

Mostly True

Fact-checking climate change crusader Jay Inslee’s mission to make military greener

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. Tulsi Gabbard .'

Mostly True

Yes, Americans spend a ton on health care, and the outcomes aren't so good

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. Joe Cunningham .'

Mostly True

Airhorn-blasting congressman mostly right about seismic airgun intensity

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. Kevin Downing .'

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The Pants on Fire claim that two courts backed Trump's claim of no collusion with Russia

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. Jay Inslee .'

Mostly True

Did Washington state build $6 billion in wind farms over a dozen years?

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

True

It's True, Boeing 737 Max 8 still flies in US even as FAA calls for software updates

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. Joni Ernst .'

False

Ernst uses flabby $93 trillion estimate for Green New Deal

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Mostly True

Comparing Manafort's sentence to life sentence for man who sold pot

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The Washington Post

The president says the media is manipulating the data, but the president himself is engaging in some cherry-picking to claim a 14-year high.

Trump’s misleading spin on the 2018 GDP growth rate

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Sixteen years after the invasion of Iraq, a top aide to George W. Bush blamed the intelligence community. But the White House spin machine played a big role too.

The Iraq War and WMDs: An intelligence failure or White House spin?

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When President Trump and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they are talking about the same thing. Here’s a guide to socialism.

The Fact Checker’s video guide to socialism

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) claimed the incarceration rate for African Americans dropped 65 percent when she was a prosecutor. But that's because of a statistical quirk, not her policies.

Klobuchar cites bad data to claim credit for reducing black incarceration

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Three 2020 candidates are trying to argue that many people are working two or three jobs to make ends meet. Here's a guide to the rhetoric.

How Democrats are putting a bad spin on good economic news

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Sen. Bernie Sanders claims Wall Street firms received $1 trillion during the financial crisis. We check his math and find it exaggerated.

Did Wall Street get a ‘trillion-dollar bailout’ during the financial crisis?

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Just look at the earnings data.

Operation Varsity Blues: Data show why some parents might take big risks to get their kids in the “right” college

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Democrats misleadingly claim President Trump is cutting $850 billion from Medicare, stealing a page from the GOP playbook during the debates over Obamacare.

Democrats engage in ‘Mediscare’ spin on the Trump budget

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Trump's chief economic adviser is spinning a CBO report beyond recognition.

Larry Kudlow’s claim that ‘we have virtually paid for’ Trump’s tax cut

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President Trump has claimed his administration has defeated ISIS and beaten back the caliphate in various ways. But the reality is more complex.

Have Iraq and Syria been ‘liberated’ from ISIS, as President Trump says?

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