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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»0

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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»0

FactCheck: Trump-Schumer-Pelosi Oval Office spat

The Oval Office dustup between President Donald Trump versus Democratic Leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi requires some factual parsing.... Read more»0

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»0

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»0

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Has the border wall begun?

A deeper look at what the omnibus bill does and does not fund for barriers along the border with Mexico and into what Trump promised.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Will Trump's wall pay for itself?

President Donald Trump cited a contested report from an organization that advocates low immigration to claim that a wall along the southern border will pay for itself, because those stopped from illegally crossing would not be a burden on taxpayers.... Read more»0

FactChecking Trump's ‘No Collusion!’ claim

President Trump claims the indictment handed down against 13 Russians for illegally interfering in the 2016 election indicates there was “no collusion” between Russians and his campaign, and that “the results of the election were not impacted.” But the indictment did not go that far on either count.... Read more»0

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Does police acquisition of military surplus reduce crime?

In lifting the Obama-era restrictions on police acquisition of surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions misleadingly cited studies to claim that President Obama “went too far” and undermined public safety.... Read more»0

Trump overstates impact of immigration bill

FactCheck examines President Donald Trump claims that the RAISE Act “prevents … new immigrants from collecting welfare.” ... Read more»0

FactCheck: Double-counting trillions in Trump's budget

How does President Donald Trump’s proposed budget reach a balance in 10 years, as the administration says it will?... Read more»0

FactCheck: Did Democrats once support border wall?

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney made an apples-to-oranges comparison when he said he couldn’t understand why Democrats opposed supplemental funding for a border wall since many of them were for it back in 2006.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Trump’s false Gitmo blame

President Trump wrongly tweeted that “122 vicious prisoners, released by the Obama administration from Gitmo, have returned to the battlefield.” Actually, it’s only nine former detainees. The other 113 were released under President George W. Bush.... Read more»0

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Trump landslide? Nope

Despite Donald Trump and his campaign manager describing his election victory as a “landslide,” Trump’s margin of victory actually ranks among the closest in the Electoral College.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Trump's bogus voter fraud claims

Donald Trump is citing unsubstantiated urban myths and a contested academic study to paint a false narrative about rampant voter fraud in the U.S. and the likelihood of a "rigged" election.... Read more»0

Factchecking Trump’s debate bias claim

Donald Trump wrongly labeled the debates “rigged” because the Commission on Presidential Debates’ “head guy used to work for Bill Clinton.” The nonpartisan debate commission is co-chaired by a former Clinton aide and a former Republican National Committee chairman.... Read more»0

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