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

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. Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs .'

Mostly False

Is Oklahoma spending more than ever? Only if you ignore inflation

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. Rex Tillerson .'

Half-True

Rex Tillerson overstates Donald Trump's effect on increased NATO defense spending

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Donald Trump

Mostly True

Is the NFL getting 'massive tax breaks,' as Donald Trump said?

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump's misleading linkage between stock gains, debt reduction

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Donald Trump

False

Is Sen. Bob Corker responsible for the Iran deal, as Donald Trump claims?

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. Seth Moulton .'

Half-True

Have background checks been ‘unequivocally’ shown to reduce gun violence?

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Donald Trump omits facts in claim about loopholes, unaccompanied minors

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. Chris Cox .'

False

NRA's Chris Cox falsely says Dianne Feinstein wanted to take 'all of your guns'

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. National Rifle Association .'

Mostly True

Did Obama administration approve bump stocks?

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. Charles Schumer .'

Half-True

Are Republicans paying for tax cuts with reductions in Medicare, Medicaid?

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The Washington Post

Trump’s still-wrong claim that the U.S. is the world’s highest-taxed developed nation

Trump’s still-wrong claim that the U.S. is the world’s highest-taxed developed nation

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McCaskill’s false claim that she ‘wasn’t here’ when the DEA bill was passed

McCaskill’s false claim that she ‘wasn’t here’ when the DEA bill was passed

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Do tougher gun laws lead to ‘dramatically lower rates of gun violence’?

Do tougher gun laws lead to ‘dramatically lower rates of gun violence’?

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Does a city with the ‘toughest gun laws’ end up with ‘worst gun violence’?

Does a city with the ‘toughest gun laws’ end up with ‘worst gun violence’?

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Trump’s claim that Obama ‘didn’t make calls’ to families of the fallen

Trump’s claim that Obama ‘didn’t make calls’ to families of the fallen

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In the Virginia’s governor’s race, four-Pinocchio attack ads on both sides

In the Virginia’s governor’s race, four-Pinocchio attack ads on both sides

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Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal

Fact-checking President Trump’s speech on the Iran deal

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Trump’s claim that a U.S. interceptor can knock out ICBMs ’97 percent of the time’

Trump’s claim that a U.S. interceptor can knock out ICBMs ’97 percent of the time’

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Has Trump cut more regulations than any president in history?

Has Trump cut more regulations than any president in history?

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Interior Secretary Zinke’s claim that the U.S. has struggled to produce ‘low-cost, abundant and reliable energy’

Interior Secretary Zinke’s claim that the U.S. has struggled to produce ‘low-cost, abundant and reliable energy’

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