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FactChecking Trump’s National Emergency Remarks

In declaring a national emergency at the Southwest border, President Donald Trump strung together a long list of false, misleading and unsupported claims on illegal immigration, drug smuggling, human trafficking, trade deficits and other issues. The post FactChecking Trump’s National Emergency Remarks...

Anti-Muslim Myth Gets A New Twist

Congress didn't "quietly" repeal a law barring Muslims from serving in public office, as social media posts allege. No such law existed in the first place. The post Anti-Muslim Myth Gets A New Twist appeared first on FactCheck.org. ...

FactChecking Trump’s El Paso Rally

The president's falsehoods on El Paso crime continued, and he misled the crowd on the trade deficit and South Korea's contribution to U.S. military costs. The post FactChecking Trump’s El Paso Rally appeared first on FactCheck.org. ...

Kamala Harris Mistweet on ‘Tax Hike’

Sen. Kamala Harris, a declared candidate for president, cited preliminary IRS tax refund data for 2018 to criticize the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as "a middle-class tax hike." That's a misreading of the data. The post Kamala Harris Mistweet on...

Meme Pins False Claim On Lou Dobbs

Despite claims made in a viral meme, Lou Dobbs of Fox Business Network has not reported that "Mexican drug cartels are paying Pelosi and Schumer millions to keep border open." The post Meme Pins False Claim On Lou Dobbs appeared first...

Trump Is Wrong About Fact-Checkers

President Trump falsely suggested that fact-checkers didn't hold then-President Barack Obama accountable for his false promise that if you like your health care plan or your doctor, you can keep them under the Affordable Care Act. We wrote as far...

Did the Uninsured Increase by 7 Million?

Democrats have embraced a new talking point: "7 million Americans have become uninsured" under President Donald Trump. That's backed up by a Gallup survey. So far, one other measure has picked up a statistical change in the uninsured rate, but...

Sanders’ ‘Fact-Check’ Video Distorts Facts

A "fact-check" video posted on Sen. Bernie Sanders' official social media accounts misrepresents employment data in an attempt to prove President Donald Trump "wrong" about the economy. The data actually show employment continues to improve under Trump. The post Sanders’ ‘Fact-Check’...

False Claim About Ocasio-Cortez’s ‘Demand’

A false claim circulating online states that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez -- in exchange for a border wall -- “demands welfare” for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. That story originated on a self-described satire site before spreading elsewhere online without...