Separating fact from fiction in abortion talking points


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The abortion debate is fraught with rhetoric. Here’s a quick tour through some of the spin from both side of the debate.

The Fact Checker’s video guide to Beto O’Rourke’s drunk-driving arrest


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Here’s a guide to what the 2020 presidential hopeful has said — and not said — about an incident from his past.

The Fact Checker’s video guide to socialism


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When President Trump and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez talk about socialism, it doesn’t sound like they are talking about the same thing. Here’s a guide to socialism.

A grainy video from Guatemala sparks Trump conspiracy theory


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President Trump and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) cherry-picked a video of Honduran migrants to float unfounded conspiracy theories.

The ‘Trump economy’ versus the ‘Obama economy’


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Ten years after the financial crisis, both Obama and Trump claim credit for an economic turnaround, but the data suggests the former — not the latter — steered the economy out of free fall.

Both sides of the aisle stretch the truth in the soybean debate


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The agricultural commodities market is a complicated balance of supply and demand that politicians seem intent on glossing over.

Who’s in favor of abortion?


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Do 7 in 10 Americans think Roe v. Wade should be overturned and abortion should be legal, as abortion rights advocates say? Or is it a 50/50 split, as Trump said?

Video: One rally, one hour, almost 30 Trumpian claims


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President Trump flip-flopped on his stance or made a false or misleading claim nearly once every two minutes at his Duluth rally on June 20.

Video: Can the president be indicted or subpoenaed?


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The Supreme Court has never weighed in directly on these questions. Here’s a video primer on the current legal landscape.

Video: The ‘scandals’ and progress of the Russia probe


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While President Trump has tried to shift public attention from the Russia investigation with outlandish claims, special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has moved quietly, steadily forward.

Video: ‘What happened to the tapes?’ Gina Haspel’s role in destroying evidence of the CIA’s torture program


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Trump’s nominee to to lead the CIA, Gina Haspel, says she was following orders when the tapes were destroyed. But there’s more to the story.

Do 98 percent of mass public shootings happen in gun-free zones?


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President Trump offered a dramatic figure in his speech to the NRA. But a dueling study has much lower numbers.

Fact-checking President Trump’s claims on immigration


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It wasn’t “immigration month” but the president’s remarks make it seem otherwise.

McConnell, Schumer say they ‘don’t dislike each other’


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) spoke at the University of Louisville on Feb. 12, saying that despite political differences, they don’t personally dislike each other.

Video: Trump’s repeated claim the United States has spent $7 trillion in the Middle East


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Over and over, Trump says the U.S. has spent $7 trillion on wars in the Middle East. Saying it so does not make it so.

President Trump cries ‘fake news’ and the world follows


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President Trump started a trend: calling unfavorable news coverage “fake.” Foreign leaders — especially dictators and authoritarian regimes — have followed suit.

Stand Up Republic: ‘Robert’ | Campaign 2017


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Stand Up Republic released this ad denouncing Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore.

Stand Up Republic: ‘Daughters’ | Campaign 2017


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Stand Up Republic released an ad targeting Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual relationships with multiple teenage girls when he was in his 30s.

Seven weeks in winter: Flynn, Trump and Comey


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President Trump, former FBI director James B. Comey and former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s stories are entangled, to say the least.

The politics of allegations of sexual misconduct: Trump’s and Pelosi’s statements over time


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At times, both Trump and Pelosi have softened their stances on sexual misconduct — when members of their own party are accused.