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FactCheck: Mulvaney's border arrests claims take statistics out of context

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's claim about 17,000 arrests of criminals at the southern border proves to be misleading, in part because those numbers include all ports of entry. ... Read more»

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FactCheck: Trump's claims about border wall fall flat

President Trump repeated false claims during while discussing the border wall to be built with Mexican money that was a signature campaign promise.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump claims Mexico is paying for border wall through trade deal

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall.... Read more»

FactCheck: Obama’s misleading oil boost

Former President Barack Obama's suggested he is responsible for the boom in U.S. crude oil production, but market forces and technological innovations played a much bigger role.... Read more»

FactCheck: Ocasio-Cortez’s misguided budget tweet

Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that $21 trillion worth of “Pentagon accounting errors” could finance two-thirds of Medicare for All. It can’t.... Read more»

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Trump repeatedly errs on California wildfires

Over the past two weekends, as two major wildfires devastated communities in Northern and Southern California, President Donald Trump has inaccurately blamed the state’s forest management practices for the blazes. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump's claim about jobs is short on history

The number of unfilled job openings is now greater than the number of unemployed people for the first time on record, but records only go back 18 years. Despite what some GOP spinmeisters would have you believe, “history” didn’t start in December of 2000.... Read more»

FactCheck: Viral meme misidentifies Nazi guard as Soros

Viral chatter about George Soros being a former SS officer known as "the Bookkeeper of Auschwitz" proves untrue.... Read more»

Factcheck: Immigration in Trump stump speeches

President Donald Trump is trying to make illegal immigration a key issue in the midterm elections.... Read more»

Factcheck: Trump's numbers, October 2018 update

Statistical measures of how things have changed since the president took office.... Read more»

After McCain’s death, false Forrestal claim resurfaces

Q: Did John McCain “hide the fact that he ‘accidentally’ killed 134 American sailors”? A: No. He wasn’t responsible for the fatal 1967 accident aboard the USS Forrestal.... Read more»

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False stories revive claim about Trump donating salary

Q: Did President Trump donate his $400,000 salary to military cemeteries? A: No. A year-old viral email makes that claim. But the president does indeed donate his salary to different government initiatives each quarter.... Read more»

FactCheck: Is illegal immigation linked to more or less crime?

President Donald Trump said it’s “not true” that immigrants in the U.S. illegally are “safer than the people that live in the country,” providing several crime statistics he claimed represented the “toll of illegal immigration.” Sen. Bernie Sanders made the opposite claim, saying: “I understand that the crime rate among undocumented people is actually lower than the general population.”... Read more»

Factcheck Q&A: Detaining children at the border

The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing. It has also raised a number of questions, including from our readers. "Are there really children being separated from their parents at the border and being kept in cages?" one asked.... Read more»

Factchecking Zinke: Navajo didn't support shrinking Bears Ears

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke claimed the Navajo who “live close” to Bears Ears National Monument “were all in support” of President Trump’s decision to shrink the protected land. But tribe representatives told us that’s false. In fact, the Navajo Nation and other tribes have sued the federal government over the decision. ... Read more»

FactCheck: No evidence of 'child sex trafficking camp' in Tucson

There is no evidence to support claims that a recently discovered homeless encampment in Tucson was used as a “child rape camp." Authorities say their investigation revealed no such criminal activity.... Read more»2

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