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Factchecking the spin on Trump’s taxes

Donald Trump’s top surrogates took to the Sunday talk shows to put the best spin on a New York Times story about the GOP presidential nominee reporting a loss of $916 million on his personal income taxes in 1995. The large loss, the Times reported, could have allowed Trump to avoid paying federal income taxes for up to 18 years.... Read more»

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FactCheck: Surrogates deny Melania Trump plagiarized Michelle Obama

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says there is “no way that Melania Trump was plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s speech.” Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, called the allegation “absurd.” But the language is mostly identical in these passages, and for Manafort, in particular, to deny the obvious is — to use his word — “absurd.”... Read more»

Ted Cruz: Drafting women into military combat is 'nuts'

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat.... Read more»1

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»

Factchecking the 7th GOP debate

There was no Donald Trump, but plenty to fact-check in the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.... Read more»

Factchecking the sixth Republican debate

In the final GOP debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, candidates spun some old and new points.... Read more»

FactCheck: Christie PAC wrong about Gitmo prisoners

A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP economic debate

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

Christie defends plan to monitor immigrants like FedEx tracks parcels

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie pushed back on Sunday against "ridiculous" criticism of his proposal to track foreign visitors the way FedEx Corp tracks packages, saying government needs private-sector expertise to tackle illegal immigration. ... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP candidate forum

Several Republican presidential candidates made false and exaggerated claims at a candidate forum in New Hampshire on Aug. 3.... Read more»

FactChecking presidential candidate Chris Christie

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced his presidential candidacy Tuesday morning, joining an already crowded field vying for the Republican nomination. ... Read more»

FactChecking Chris Christie's part-time worker claim

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work” under President Obama. ... Read more»

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Factcheck: Is marijuana really a 'gateway drug'?

Chris Christie said that marijuana is a “gateway drug” while arguing for enforcement of its federal status as an illegal substance. Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.... Read more»2

Outside money pouring into governors races

With the election still five months away, attack ads have already hit the airwaves in Michigan’s gubernatorial race thanks to two national organizations that are on pace to break spending records this fall as they duel over governorships in 36 states. ... Read more»

FactCheck

Christie 'strains' the facts

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was wrong when he claimed in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference that no “pro-life Democrat” has ever been allowed to speak at a Democratic National Convention.... Read more»

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