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FactCheck: Biden’s economic spin

In a May 10 speech on inflation and the economy, President Joe Biden made some misleading claims and used political spin to criticize Republicans and promote his policies.... Read more»

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When the science is messy: How SciCheck handles scientific disputes

A cautious approach can be hard for people who expect concrete statements - and of course, scientists live for caveats, since so much of science is uncertain - so SciCheck tries to be transparent and remind readers that the science can change.... Read more»

FactCheck: COVID-19 vaccines reduce hospitalization and death rates, contrary to social media claims

Those who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are more prone to serious illness and are dying at higher rates than those who are vaccinated, contrary to social media accounts that continue to misleadingly suggest the vaccines are unnecessary.... Read more»

White House, Republicans and oil industry spin domestic oil production facts

With the U.S. blocking new purchases of Russian oil, the White House, Republicans and the oil industry are engaged in a disagreement over whether the administration has hampered domestic oil production or whether the industry is holding back - both sides are spinning the facts.... Read more»

FactCheck: Biden’s State of the Union Address

In his first State of the Union address, President Joe Biden focused on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, before turning to his accomplishments and agenda for the coming year - but some of his statements didn’t square with the facts.... Read more»

FactCheck: Former presidents not allowed to take home official records

Despite claims that the law allowed former President Donald Trump to “take documents when he left the White House,” a former president isn’t allowed to take possession of official records, which Trump has said the 15 boxes of materials recovered from his Mar-a-Lago residence are.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sen. Tom Cotton distorts border apprehension impact

Sen. Tom Cotton falsely equated the nearly 2 million apprehensions of immigrants during Joe Biden’s presidency to “adding the entire population of Nebraska to this country.” He’s wrong for several reasons, including that most of those apprehended were immediately turned around.... Read more»

FactCheck: Biden's pledge to appoint African-American woman mirrors promises by Reagan, Trump

Republicans have criticized Biden for pledging to nominate an African-American woman to the U.S. Supreme Court. They should read what former Presidents Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump said about women they appointed.... Read more»

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Anti-vaxx doc invented claims on COVID vaccine risk and its harm to kids

Dr. Robert Malone, who claims he invented mRNA vaccine techonology, mades speeches and did interviews where he said the COVID-19 vaccine is not safe and creates long-term health problems for children. ... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump on 'race-based medicine' for COVID-19

At a rally in Arizona on Jan. 15, former President Donald Trump waded into the debate over state policies allowing health systems to consider race as a risk factor when prioritizing the allocation of limited supplies of some COVID-19 therapeutics. ... Read more»

FactChecking Biden’s Jan. 19 press conference

In a nearly two-hour press conference on Jan. 19, President Joe Biden stretched the facts and left out important context on vaccinations, funding for lead pipe removal, child poverty and more.... Read more»

FactChecking claims about the Jan. 6 Capitol riot

The Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol was the culmination of months of false claims about election fraud, and on that day — and afterward — FactCheck debunked false, misleading and unfounded claims related to the events that day. Here is a summary of the coverage.... Read more»

FactCheck: The whoppers of 2021

Fact checkers spent much of 2021 addressing vaccine misinformation, baseless election claims - and of course, numerous claims made by, and about, the new Biden administration - so here are the top stories at the forefront of the discussion.... Read more»

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Biden’s wage claims: Mostly malarkey

Despite recent comments to the contrary by President Joe Biden, while weekly paychecks have indeed gotten larger since Biden became president, they have not kept pace with the rapid rise in prices of consumer goods and services during that time.... Read more»

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Researchers studying whether mouthwashes can reduce viral load, COVID transmission

In the laboratory, some mouthwashes used outside the U.S. have been shown to block infectivity or suppress SARS-CoV-2, but clinical trials involving people are not conclusive and researchers are continuing to study the matter, despite a claim by Sen. Ron Johnson.... Read more»

FactCheck: Benefits outweigh risks of pediatric COVID vaccine, contrary to posts misusing VAERS data

The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System can detect possible safety issues in vaccines, but anyone can submit an unverified report, and viral messages continue to misuse the VAERS data, and flawed calculations, to claim the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children is unsafe.... Read more»

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