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Factchecking Trump on his tax returns

Donald Trump said “there’s nothing to learn” from his tax returns, but experts say there’s plenty to learn from presidential candidates’ tax returns, including sources of income, effective tax rates, charitable giving habits and more.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Sanders’ false income claim

Sen. Bernie Sanders falsely claimed that “Mom is working, Dad is working, and the kids are working, and yet together they’re bringing in less disposable income today than a family did with one breadwinner 40 years ago.” ... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump on Obamacare rates

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has repeatedly claimed, for months, that premiums under the Affordable Care Act are “going up 35, 45, 55 percent.”... Read more»0

Factchecking Clinton's Vermont gun statistic

Hillary Clinton claimed that Vermont was the source of the “highest per capita” number of guns that come from out of state and were “used in crimes and violence and killings in New York.” As we are fond of saying, one statistic rarely tells the entire story.... Read more»0

Factchecking Rubio, Cruz on Reagan and Iran hostages

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have implied that Iran released U.S. hostages in 1981 on the day Ronald Reagan was inaugurated because Reagan ushered in a new foreign policy toward Iran. But several experts on the crisis told us the hostages were released that day as a final insult to President Jimmy Carter, whom the hostage-takers despised.... Read more»0

Factchecking Clinton’s attack on Sanders’ health plan

The Clinton campaign has made a series of misleading attacks on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ health care plan, saying he wants to “dismantle Medicare” and private insurance and that he would turn over “your and my health insurance to governors.” Not exactly.... Read more»0

Factchecking Bernie Sanders’ wealth inequality statistic

The presidential candidate says that the American people “understand that something is profoundly wrong when the 20 richest people in our country own more wealth than the bottom half of the American population — 150 million people.” ... Read more»0

Bush not named ‘statesman’ by NRA

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has said repeatedly that the National Rifle Association named him a “statesman of the year,” and that Charlton Heston gave him an award, or a rifle, about 10 years ago. His campaign now says he was mistaken on both counts.... Read more»0

Factchecking Clinton’s shaky cost-shifting claim

Hillary Clinton claimed in the Dec. 19 debate that private insurance premiums have “gone up so much” in some states that didn’t expand Medicaid because hospitals shifted their costs for providing emergency care for the uninsured. ... Read more»0

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»0

FactCheck: Sanders misleads on Social Security

Sen. Bernie Sanders repeats a Democratic talking point in saying that Social Security hasn’t contributed “one penny” — or “one nickel” — to the deficit. In fact, it contributed $73 billion to the deficit in 2014.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Gun laws, deaths and crimes

President Barack Obama says “states with the most gun laws tend to have the fewest gun deaths.” Carly Fiorina says those states have “the highest gun crime rates.” But both imply a causation that’s impossible to prove.... Read more»2

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Dems exaggerate about GOP 'privatization' plans for Social Security

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz claims Jeb Bush supported his brother’s Social Security plan that would put “Americans at risk of losing their retirement savings with the ups and downs of Wall Street.”... Read more»0

Factchecking Trump's immigration plan

Republican Donald Trump’s immigration plan includes several statements that stray from the facts.... Read more»1

FactCheck: Bernie Sanders correct on veteran PTSD

A look at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ talking point that 500,000 veterans came back from Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD or traumatic brain injuries. ... Read more»0

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