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FactCheck: COVID-19 — The unvaccinated pose a risk to the vaccinated

An unvaccinated person infected with COVID-19 poses a much greater risk to others who are also unvaccinated, but vaccines are not 100% effective, so there is a chance that an unvaccinated person could infect a vaccinated person — particularly the vulnerable.... Read more»0

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FactCheck: Texas Lt. Gov. Patrick’s false claim about unvaccinated Black people

The majority of U.S. residents who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 are white, according to available state data and survey research - contradicting Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s claim that, “in most states,” Black residents are “the biggest group” of unvaccinated people.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Tweets misrepresent border data

As of July, there had been more than 1.3 million “encounters” at the southwest border in fiscal year 2021 - but that does not mean that 1.3 million people crossed the border, nor does it mean that 1.3 million people tried to illegally enter the country.... Read more»0

Tax credit for plug-in electric vehicles still available for certain models

Many electric cars and trucks still qualify for a federal tax credit for buyers purchasing plug-in electric vehicles, despite President Biden's misleading claimed that the Trump administration allowed the credit to expire, which, so far, is only the case for models made by Tesla and GM.... Read more»0

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Greene’s deceptive claims of forced COVID-19 vaccinations and vaccination 'deaths'

A door-to-door campaign to encourage vaccinations does not mean President Biden and Democrats “are coming to your front door to force you to take the vax,” as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted, and she also cited a figure for reported deaths after vaccination, which is not the same as deaths caused by vaccination.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Conservative outlets advance unfounded claim about FBI hand in U.S. Capitol attack

There is no evidence that “unindicted co-conspirators” mentioned in federal indictments related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack are undercover FBI agents or informants - as conservative outlets have claimed or suggested - and legal experts say that government agents and informants cannot be labeled conspirators to a crime.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Misinformation about WHO’s COVID-19 vaccine guidance for children

Contrary to online claims, the World Health Organization advisory group has concluded that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine “is suitable for use by people aged 12 years and above,” and is specifically recommending it for children ages 12 to 15 who are at high risk of severe COVID-19. ... Read more»0

FactCheck: Exploring the legality of COVID-19 vaccine mandates

Generally, employers, colleges and universities may require immunizations, but there is some uncertainty about the legality of mandating vaccines authorized for emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.... Read more»0

FactChecking claims about asylum grants and immigration court attendance

A study published last year in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review found that “88% of all immigrants in immigration court with completed or pending removal cases over the past eleven years attended all of their court hearings.” ... Read more»0

FactCheck: Day one of Trump's public impeachment hearings

During the first day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's conduct regarding Ukraine, the top members of the House Intelligence Committee made several statements that lacked context and required more information.... Read more»0

FactCheck: No change in hearsay rule for whistleblowers

President Trump and his defenders have advanced a bogus theory that whistleblower rules were changed to allow a complaint alleging misconduct by the president to be forwarded to Congress based only on secondhand information. There was no such change in law or policy.... Read more»0

Trump blames own border policy on Democrats

“We have to break up families,” Trump claimed, because of “bad laws that the Democrats gave us.” But there is no such law. ... Read more»0

Kelli Ward's flawed attack on Jeff Flake

A campaign ad attacking Republican Sen. Jeff Flake falsely says that he hasn’t worked with President Donald Trump to “repeal Obamacare.”... Read more»0

Factchecking Trump's border boast

Boasting about a decline in apprehensions at the U.S.-Mexico border on his watch, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that border apprehensions “didn’t go down” under “past administrations.” Actually, they declined in 10 of the last 16 fiscal years.... Read more»0

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC speech

President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. But we found that Trump’s speech to his conservative “friends” at the conference contained a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.... Read more»0

FactCheck: Air Force One crew didn't rebuff Obama

Q: Did the crew of Air Force One refuse to fly President Obama to play golf? A: No. It’s a fake news story specifically targeting “conservative readers.”... Read more»0

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