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

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. Bloggers .'

False

Misleading story links San Juan mayor to hurricane relief fraud

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. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez .'

firePants on Fire!fire

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrong on several counts about unemployment

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. Demand Justice .'

Half-True

Pro-ACA group: Court pick Kavanaugh refused to uphold pre-existing condition ban

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump's questionable claim that Electoral College favors the Democrats

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. Bloggers .'

Mostly False

No evidence of political motives in ambassador attack

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump's 'missing' server comments get all of the details wrong

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. Vladimir Putin .'

firePants on Fire!fire

Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

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. Vladimir Putin .'

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Vladimir Putin falsely claims Russia never interfered in American politics

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. Bernie Sanders .'

Mostly False

Bernie Sanders' claim that Brett Kavanaugh defies Supreme Court precedent a stretch

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. Bloggers .'

firePants on Fire!fire

George Soros not headed to jail over campaign contributions

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The Washington Post

Do 7 in 10 Americans think Roe v. Wade should be overturned and abortion should be legal, as abortion rights advocates say? Or is it a 50/50 split, as Trump said?

How many Americans back abortion rights?

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The former Tennessee governor is slicing up statistics in a misleading way now that he's running for Senate.

Phil Bredesen’s claim that Tennessee’s meth problem was ‘cut in half’

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The two presidents omitted key facts while answering questions about Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election.

The facts missing from Trump and Putin’s news conference

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They haven't. The Congressional Budget Office says they will actually drive up the deficit by $1.9 trillion over 10 years.

Rep. Claudia Tenney’s claim that Trump’s tax cuts already paid for themselves

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Trump boasts about his impact on NATO, but his evidence was often misleading or just plain wrong.

Many fact checks later, President Trump is (still) botching NATO spending

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There's no evidence to suggest Justice Kennedy voted a certain way or chose to retire because of his son's past business dealings with Donald Trump.

The thinly sourced theories about Trump’s loans and Justice Kennedy’s son

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As a Supreme Court justice, Kavanaugh would vote to toss an indictment of President Trump, some Democrats argue. But his writings suggest it's an open question.

Does Brett Kavanaugh think the president is immune from criminal charges?

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The president made 98 factual claims at a rally. We found that 76 percent were false, misleading or unsupported by evidence.

Anatomy of a Trump rally: 76 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence

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Trump has said undocumented immigrants bring crime since his first official day on the campaign trail. Three years later, he still has no proof.

Fact-checking President Trump’s numbers on the ‘human toll of illegal immigration’

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Ivanka Trump oddly cited increases in labor participation among prime-age workers and fewer people on food stamps as proof of a stronger economy.

Are people ‘coming back off the sidelines’ and into the workforce, as Ivanka Trump says?

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