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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»

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Factchecking the fifth GOP debate

The Republican presidential candidates’ fifth and final 2015 debate focused on national security and included misleading claims on terrorism, immigration and foreign oil.... 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»

FactChecking the GOP debate, early edition

The Republican presidential candidates who failed to make the cut for the Aug. 6 prime-time debate repeated a number of past false and misleading claims, while adding some new ones that we hadn’t heard before.... 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»

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The Santorum file (take two)

Rick Santorum, the second-place finisher in the 2012 Republican presidential primary, announced Wednesday that he will run again for the presidency.... Read more»

FactCheck: Santorum and the EPA’s mercury rule

Rick Santorum misrepresented the EPA’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins.... Read more»

FactChecking Santorum: All U.S. jobs did not go to immigrants

Rick Santorum touted a shocking statistic to Iowa voters: Of the “6 million net new jobs created in America” since 2000, “all of them” are held by immigrants. That’s not accurate. ... Read more»3

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Distorting climate change threats, solutions

Two potential Republican candidates for president distorted the facts about climate change and casually dismissed well-established threats and potential solutions.... Read more»

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Video: Factchecking immigration claims

This FlackCheck.org video highlights misleading claims about immigration from both Democrats and Republicans.... Read more»

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Spinning immigration data

President Obama exaggerated when talking about declines in illegal border crossings, and Republican Rick Santorum made a misleading claim about the foreign-born population in the United States.... Read more»

Factcheck: Legal immigration down, not up

Rick Santorum said that the United States is “accepting more legal immigrants than we ever have.” Actually, the number of people being granted lawful permanent resident status has decreased consecutively for two fiscal years.... Read more»

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ACA doesn’t 'set prices' on health insurance exchanges

Rick Santorum wrongly claimed health plans on the health care exchanges are offering more limited networks of doctors and hospitals “because the Obama bill set prices at such levels” that some doctors and hospitals “do not participate in these programs.” The Affordable Care Act does not set prices for medical care.... Read more»

GOP super donor's foundation leans left

Republican mega-donor Harold Simmons considers President Barack Obama to be "the most dangerous man in America," and in a bid to unseat him, fueled conservative political groups with tens of millions of dollars.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

The Republican brand killed Romney

In the run up to Election Day, Republican interest groups are trying to avoid being the one that gets blamed. With all the polls now showing an Obama surge, they are jockeying for position to lock in credible-sounding explanations for why Romney is losing, the Senate is slipping from their grasp and other down-ballot races are turning blue. ... Read more»

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