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FactChecking Trump’s Fox News interview

In interview that aired May 19 on “The Next Revolution,” Trump and the show’s host, Steve Hilton, discussed foreign policy, international trade, the economy, politics and more. FackCheck takes a closer look.... Read more»

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McSally pumps Nat'l Guard on border with Ukrainian soldier photo

A stock tough-on-the-border message from Martha McSally comes with a depiction of a soldier that's a bit unfamiliar. Instead of a National Guard member, it shows a figure armed with an AK-74, sold by a Ukrainian photographer, and falsely implies that armed troops are on patrol.... Read more»1

FactCheck

Rick Perry's talking point on defense cuts

Fact check: Rick Perry says the U.S. is at risk because “our spending on defense has declined 21 percent over four years.” But that includes war funding, which has sharply declined now that U.S. combat troops are out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan.... Read more»

No, Russia will not be helping the U.S. strike IS in Syria

Ukraine isn’t the only major argument between Moscow and Washington.... Read more»

Analysis

Sarajevo centennial: Today's turbulence a legacy of WWI

The tinderbox of circumstances and realities that required only the tiniest of sparks to plunge the world into thirty years of global chaos a century ago are in many ways still with us today.... Read more»

Analysis

Russia isn’t an immutable force

If there’s a positive development after the possible murder of almost 300 people by pro-Moscow rebels in Ukraine — if it’s verified they shot down a Malaysian Airline flight MH17 en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam on Thursday — it would be that the disaster finally jolts Western countries into finally confronting Russian President Vladimir Putin over his fanning of civil conflict in Russia’s southern neighbor.... Read more»

Analysis

Ukraine's road to normalacy

Sunday’s presidential election is a major milestone in Ukraine’s return to normalcy, but the country is not out of the woods yet. ... Read more»

Analysis

So much for an 'Obama Doctrine'

Analysis: Everybody was expecting a major foreign policy revamp. But the president broke no new ground and struck a defensive pose in his West Point address.... Read more»

4 reasons you should care about the EU elections

As voters select a new European Parliament this week, here's why it matters.... Read more»

Cheney's misguided missile attack

Dick Cheney says President Obama scrapped the Bush administration’s missile defense system in Europe “at the mere request” of Russian President Vladimir Putin. That’s false. ... Read more»

Three things everyone should know about Ukraine

Some key facts to keep in mind about a conflict steeped in propaganda.... Read more»

Analysis

Kremlin narrative of ethnic struggle in Ukraine doesn't hold up

The reality is a conflict between a fledgling democracy and a calcified autocracy. ... Read more»

He's short, but is he crazy? A brief psychoanalysis of Vladimir Putin

From Jon Stewart, to Sarah Palin to Brookings, inquiring minds want to know what's in the head of Russia's president.... Read more»

Things you should know about RT, Russia's state-funded news

Russia Today exploded onto the American media scene during the Occupy Wall Street protests. Now it's imploding over Crimea.... Read more»

Your starter kit for understanding the chaos unfolding in Crimea

From Sevastopol to Kharkiv: Here are the 13 terms you need to know to understand what's happening between Russia and Ukraine right now.... Read more»

Analysis

Ukraine: What the hell just happened?

The images have been burned into the world’s consciousness: a huge square filled with protesters; black smoke billowing over a beautiful and historical city. Bodies are rushed by on stretchers, angry voices are raised. A man with his feet on fire dances madly around before someone shoves him to the ground to smother the flames. Whatever else the recent events in Ukraine may ultimately bring in their wake, they certainly were telegenic.... Read more»

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