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Factchecking the sixth Republican debate

In the final GOP debate before the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses, candidates spun some old and new points.... Read more»

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Video: Syrian refugee facts

What religion are the Syrian refugees? Are they mostly men, women, or children? How many refugees will be admitted to the U.S.? Are they being sent to states with Republican governors? The following video from FlackCheck.org answers each of those questions.... Read more»

FactCheck: Fiorina on defunding Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina claims “the vast majority of Americans” support defunding Planned Parenthood.... Read more»

Factchecking claims about Syrian refugees

The Paris bombings and other recent terrorist attacks have given rise to a political debate within the United States about the Obama administration’s plan to admit Syrian refugees. But the facts about refugees are being distorted in some instances.... Read more»

Trump vs. Fiorina: Who knows Putin best?

Donald Trump implied he had met Russian President Vladimir Putin while taping an episode of “60 Minutes.” Carly Fiorina said she met Putin “in a private meeting.” FactCheck looks at those claims.... Read more»

FactChecking the GOP economic debate

The fourth Republican presidential debate featured fewer candidates, but no shortage of factual missteps. ... Read more»

FactChecking the CNBC Republican debate

The Republican candidates met once again, and we found several claims worthy of fact-checking. Here are some of the highlights from the debate:... Read more»

FactCheck: The Oregon shooting and gun-free zones

In the wake of the mass shooting at an Oregon community college, Donald Trump and other Republican presidential candidates claimed that the school was a “gun-free zone.” That’s not exactly accurate.... Read more»

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

Trump and Fiorina double down on false claims

Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump were challenged on false claims they made during the second Republican debate, and both doubled down with more misinformation.... Read more»

FactChecking the CNN Republican debate

The candidates flubbed claims on vaccines, immigration, Hillary Clinton and more.... Read more»

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Carly Fiorina's fuzzy claims about vaccines

Carly Fiorina recently said some unnamed vaccine-preventable diseases are “not communicable” and “not contagious,” and some immunizations are not “necessary” for school-age children. The fact is that every immunization recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention covers a highly communicable disease.... Read more»

Rick Perry campaign in triage mode

In the past week, many have invoked Rick Perry's farming background to describe his campaign's current famine days. On the surface, little had changed with the campaign since the revelation that his campaign is in such financial trouble that staffers are no longer being paid.... Read more»

Unspinning the Planned Parenthood video

Several Republican presidential candidates have claimed that Planned Parenthood is “profiting” from abortions. But the full, unedited video they cite as evidence shows a Planned Parenthood executive repeatedly saying its clinics want to cover their costs, not make money, when donating fetal tissue from abortions for scientific research.... Read more»2

Where does Clinton Foundation money go?

Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina says that “so little” of the charitable donations to the Clinton Foundation “actually go to charitable works” — a figure CARLY for America later put at about 6 percent of its annual revenues — but Fiorina is simply wrong.... Read more»

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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»

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