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Claims by and about Donald Trump dominate this FactCheck report. Read more»

Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, joined senators from New Mexico and Minnesota to urge a vote on Roberta Jacobson’s nomination to be ambassador to Mexico, saying she’s qualified and that the post is too important to leave vacant for months at a time.

Arizona's Jeff Flake joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on their colleagues to stop blocking Roberta Jacobson’s nomination as the next U.S. ambassador to Mexico, saying “we need our top diplomat in Mexico.” Sen. Marco Rubio is among those blocking a vote. Read more»

During the recent GOP debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said the FBI has asked Apple to disable “the auto-erase mode on one phone in the entire world.” But the FBI, which is seeking access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has asked Apple to write software that could do more than that. Read more»

Trump speaks in New Hampshire, Feb. 8.

Donald Trump is leading the pack of potential Republican nominees among party voters in Arizona, a GOP pollster said. But he's down slightly from a poll last month, and "has a ceiling and cannot attract the wide swath of GOP voters." More than 20 percent remained undecided, with early voting set to begin this week. Read more»

An ad from a pro-Ted Cruz super PAC claims that Sen. Marco Rubio’s plan for so-called sanctuary cities is to “ignore” them. Read more»

Scalia testifying before a congressional committee in 2010.

When Supreme Court Justice Scalia slipped this mortal coil, the political earthquake began before his family could digest the news and this temblor is like a ZZ Top song: It's bad. It's nationwide. It will even shake up the casting of ballots out here in Arizona — and looks like bad news for Democrats. Read more» 2

Scalia in 2014.

Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz distort the history of Supreme Court appointments in arguing that President Obama should not be allowed to fill the vacancy left by the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Read more»

Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz says Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump believe that the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage “is the settled law of the land and we must … surrender and move on,” accusing them of “repeating Barack Obama’s talking points.” Read more»

The ninth GOP debate featured the top six remaining candidates for the party’s presidential nomination. They repeated several false and misleading claims, and made some new ones, too. Read more»

Texas Sen. and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz held a town hall meeting at the Peterborough Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

Unprompted and in the final days of his New Hampshire primary campaign, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz unleashed ire at the notion of drafting women into military combat. Read more» 1

Days before the New Hampshire primary, the top seven Republican presidential candidates stretched some facts in the eighth GOP debate. Read more»

Sen. Marco Rubio, left, and Sen. Ted Cruz

In an attack on Sen. Marco Rubio’s stance on immigration, Sen. Ted Cruz makes two overly broad accusations that distort Rubio’s position. Read more»

Donald Trump said he can beat Hillary Clinton in November, citing “so many” polls that show “we beat her and we beat her easily.” Read more»

There was no Donald Trump, but plenty to fact-check in the last GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses. Read more»

Iranian students climbing the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran on Nov.4, 1979.

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»

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