Fact Watch

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

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Donald Trump exaggerates US energy independence

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. Joe Biden .'

False

Fact-checking Biden on use of cages for immigrants during Obama administration

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Half-True

Sen. Elizabeth Warren conflated votes on assault weapons, background checks

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. Julián Castro .'

Mostly False

Julian Castro’s attack on Joe Biden for forgetting his health care plan falls flat

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. Joe Biden .'

Mostly False

Biden exaggerated the percentage of Americans who favor an assault weapons ban

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. Sheldon Whitehouse .'

True

It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Trump wrongly claims China is having its ‘worst year in 57 years’

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. Arlen Parsa .'

True

Evidence shows most of the 47 men in famous 'Declaration of Independence' painting were slaveholders

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. Andrew Yang .'

False

Andrew Yang revives debunked claim about Green New Deal killing air travel

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Half-True

Elizabeth Warren blamed 3 industries for 70% of greenhouse gases. That muddles the picture

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The Washington Post

The president says that 7,600 people have been fired in two years. But he falsely suggests none could be fired before a 2017 law.

President Trump’s claims about VA firings

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The president's son also claimed he was quoting the actor Tim Allen, but that's wrong, too.

Eric Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim that the Obamacare website cost more than Trump’s border barrier

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Libby, chief of staff to vice president Cheney, was convicted of perjury, but he was not the source of the article that first disclosed a CIA operative's name.

Valerie Plame’s claim that Scooter Libby leaked her identity

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