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FactChecking fallout from High Court Obamacare ruling

The Supreme Court upholds the ACA subsidies, and the political reaction is misleading. ... Read more»0

Factchecking Obama's health care boasts

President Barack Obama made misleading and exaggerated claims in a speech Tuesday boasting of the accomplishments of the Affordable Care Act.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Does Obamacare interfere with mammograms?

Get ready for another round of misleading claims about the government interfering with women’s ability to get mammograms.... Read more»0

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Fiorina misleads on student loans

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina gave a misleading description of the options available for college students who need loans to pay for their education. ... Read more»0

FactChecking Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has announced she will run for president in the 2016 race. Here’s a look back at some of the claims from Clinton that we’ve fact-checked over the years.... Read more»1

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Biden resurrects bogus talking points

Factcheck: Vice President Joe Biden resurrected years-old, Democratic talking points on the Affordable Care Act and U.S. oil production during a recent speech in New Hampshire.... Read more»0

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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The great Obamacare premium debate continues

Rep. Michele Bachmann wrongly claims that we’re seeing “huge increases” in employer-sponsored plans, while President Obama touts historically low health care inflation, which experts say is mainly due to the slow economy, not the health care law.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Biden's boasts

Biden was the keynote speaker at the AFL-CIO and American Federation of Teachers Summit on Career and Technical Education and Workforce Development on Nov. 13. His comments centered on job opportunities and education, and they included some exaggerations.... Read more»0

Adding up presidential vacation time

Is it true that George W. Bush took more vacation days than Barack Obama? Yes. Before his two-week trip to Martha's Vineyard in August, Obama's count was 125 full or partial days and Bush's total at the same point in his presidency was 407.... Read more»1

Perry misleads on jobs

Texas Gov. Rick Perry used grossly misleading statistics to criticize the unemployment picture under President Obama. ... Read more»0

Obamacare ad onslaught

It has been a campaign tradition: Election cycles filled with ads about the Affordable Care Act — and overwhelmingly ads attacking the law and those who support it. The 2014 midterm election could be even more intense.... Read more»0

Not 'everybody' is covered under ACA

President Obama went too far in saying the Affordable Care Act meant “everybody” would have “basic health care.” The law doesn’t create a universal health care system, and not everyone will have insurance.... Read more»0

Reid wrong on AFP criticism

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid wrongly blamed the conservative group Americans for Prosperity for promoting a “false” story of a woman whose insurance premiums went up $700 per month. AFP didn’t feature that woman’s story in any of its ads.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Kirkpatrick a 'whistle-blower'? Not so much

An ad from a Democratic group claims that Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick “blew the whistle on the disastrous health care website.” But Kirkpatrick didn’t expose any secret wrongdoing. She merely criticized HealthCare.gov in mid-November, weeks after the site’s launch, by which time its technical issues were well known.... Read more»0

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