Fact Watch

Political leaders and government officials like to make dramatic statements. Are they telling the truth?

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politifact

. Marcia Fudge .'

False

In election security hearing, Marcia Fudge misleads about South Carolina, Ohio voting machines

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Fact-checking Donald Trump's claim that drug prices are going down

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Donald Trump

False

No, Pennsylvania special election winner was not in 50-50 race

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Donald Trump wrong that Joe Biden abandoned Scranton

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. Steve Bullock .'

Mostly True

Fact-checking Steve Bullock on decline of the American Dream

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. Wayne Messam .'

Mostly False

Fact-checking Wayne Messam on Florida law, mayors discussing gun reform

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. Amy Klobuchar .'

True

Yes, U.S. suicides have risen by 30% in past decade and a half

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. Cory Booker .'

Mostly True

Cory Booker points to Connecticut, where he says a tough gun law led to fewer deaths

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Donald Trump

False

Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do

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. Cory Booker .'

Mostly False

Cory Booker’s claim about regulations on toy guns and not firearms misses the point

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The Washington Post

Armed with misleading claims, the president seeks to take a Democratic rival down a notch.

Fact-checking President Trump’s wild jabs at Joe Biden

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Senior Trump campaign adviser Katrina Pierson tweeted a video captioned “Rockets fired into Israel from Gaza" during a violent uptick along the border between Israel and Gaza. But the video wasn't from Gaza and wasn't filmed in 2019.

Katrina Pierson tweeted about Gaza. The video she posted was filmed 2,000 miles away.

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More than a year ago, revised numbers showed that the Texas maternal mortality rate was not as high as previously believed. But the news apparently has not reached Congress.

No, maternal mortality did not spike in Texas after funding cuts to abortion clinics

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Many red lights were blinking about the potential problems with tapping Michael Flynn as national security adviser. The president chose to ignore them.

Trump says he was not warned about Flynn. The Mueller report disagrees.

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The former vice president says he was "always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress." It depends on how you measure it.

How liberal was Joe Biden?

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President Bill Clinton has said the 1994 crime bill contributed to the high incarceration rate in the United States. But Biden disputes that.

Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill’s role in mass incarcerations

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The president likes to tell a story through his tweets, even if the facts are not correct.

The misleading narrative in Trump’s tumble of trade tweets

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Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

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Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

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The 2020 presidential hopeful spins a nuanced point into misleading rhetoric in interviews and tweets.

Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns

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