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Housing authorities reel as HUD singles out undocumented immigrants

Public housing authorities say they were blindsided by a proposed federal rule banning many immigrants from receiving housing assistance — and, they said, they will fight to keep it from being implemented.... Read more»

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Presidential campaigns have drawn almost $4 million from Arizona donors

With just two weeks until the Arizona primary, recent numbers from the Federal Election Commission show Arizonans gave just under $4 million to 20 Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns through the end of January. ... Read more»

Factchecking the ninth GOP debate

The ninth GOP debate featured the top six remaining candidates for the party’s presidential nomination. They repeated several false and misleading claims, and made some new ones, too.... Read more»

Factchecking the 8th GOP debate

Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate.... Read more»

FactCheck: Political 'whoppers' of 2015

It’s been a banner year for political whoppers. FactCheck gives you a generous sampling of the most far-fetched, distorted or downright fallacious claims made during 2015.... Read more»

Factcheck: Dems mislead in comparing Trump, other GOP candidates on immigration

A Democratic super PAC ad claims that Republican candidates for president are “all on the same page” with Donald Trump on immigration — favoring the deportation of millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. without legal permission.... Read more»

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Video: Syrian refugee facts

What religion are the Syrian refugees? Are they mostly men, women, or children? How many refugees will be admitted to the U.S.? Are they being sent to states with Republican governors? The following video from FlackCheck.org answers each of those questions.... Read more»

Ted Cruz takes first-ever lead in early state poll

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has taken his first-ever lead in an early state poll, surging past billionaire Donald Trump to the no. 1 spot in Iowa. ... Read more»

Factchecking Trump, Carson on 9/11 ‘celebrations’

Donald Trump’s widely discredited claim that Muslims in New Jersey were seen on TV cheering the 9/11 terrorist attacks — and Ben Carson’s initial support of Trump’s remarks — has resulted in even more false claims, as both candidates try to explain their statements.... Read more»

Factchecking claims about Syrian refugees

The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration’s plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP economic debate

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps. ... Read more»

Factchecking Carson’s ‘extreme bias’ example

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would use the Department of Education to monitor “extreme political bias” on college campuses, but the example he has cited isn’t as clear-cut as Carson suggests.... Read more»

FactChecking the CNBC Republican debate

The Republican candidates met once again, and we found several claims worthy of fact-checking. Here are some of the highlights from the debate:... Read more»

FactCheck: Ben Carson on nonprofit failures

Ben Carson said “9 out of 10 nonprofits fail.” Yet data on nonprofits show that half of the organizations that received their tax-exempt status 20 years ago were still considered active by the IRS in 2015.... Read more»

Presidential candidates woo Iowa voters, not donors

Donors big and small alike are pulling out their wallets in Iowa to support their candidates for the 2016 presidential election, but their contributions amount to little more than a drop in the bucket. “When candidates come to Iowa, fundraising is not their primary purpose. This isn’t where the big bucks are, this is where the caucus-goers are."... Read more»

Factchecking Carson on border apprehensions

Ben Carson, Republican candidate for president, said that “a lot” of the people captured crossing the U.S. border and then released are from Iraq, Somalia and Russia.... Read more»

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