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

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. Amy Klobuchar .'

Half-True

Did African-American incarceration drop 65% under Amy Klobuchar?

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. Tulsi Gabbard .'

Mostly True

Yes, Americans spend a ton on health care, and the outcomes aren't so good

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. Joe Cunningham .'

Mostly True

Airhorn-blasting congressman mostly right about seismic airgun intensity

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. Kevin Downing .'

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The Pants on Fire claim that two courts backed Trump's claim of no collusion with Russia

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. Jay Inslee .'

Mostly True

Did Washington state build $6 billion in wind farms over a dozen years?

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

True

It's True, Boeing 737 Max 8 still flies in US even as FAA calls for software updates

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. Joni Ernst .'

False

Ernst uses flabby $93 trillion estimate for Green New Deal

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Mostly True

Comparing Manafort's sentence to life sentence for man who sold pot

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. Jay Inslee .'

Mostly True

Fact-checking presidential candidate Jay Inslee on climate change and 'the worst air in the world'

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Donald Trump

firePants on Fire!fire

Trump is wrong that Obama White House refused to turn over documents in congressional probes

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The Washington Post

Three 2020 candidates are trying to argue that many people are working two or three jobs to make ends meet. Here's a guide to the rhetoric.

How Democrats are putting a bad spin on good economic news

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Sen. Bernie Sanders claims Wall Street firms received $1 trillion during the financial crisis. We check his math and find it exaggerated.

Did Wall Street get a ‘trillion-dollar bailout’ during the financial crisis?

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Just look at the earnings data.

Operation Varsity Blues: Data show why some parents might take big risks to get their kids in the “right” college

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Democrats misleadingly claim President Trump is cutting $850 billion from Medicare, stealing a page from the GOP playbook during the debates over Obamacare.

Democrats engage in ‘Mediscare’ spin on the Trump budget

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Trump's chief economic adviser is spinning a CBO report beyond recognition.

Larry Kudlow’s claim that ‘we have virtually paid for’ Trump’s tax cut

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President Trump has claimed his administration has defeated ISIS and beaten back the caliphate in various ways. But the reality is more complex.

Have Iraq and Syria been ‘liberated’ from ISIS, as President Trump says?

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Rep. Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) misleadingly compares Trump's action on border-wall funding with the response to the opioid health-care emergency.

Ocasio-Cortez’s misleading complaint: Trump did not transfer funds for the opioid emergency

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Trump is miscasting various comments by Richard Burr, Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort's attorney and the judge who sentenced Manafort.

President Trump stretches others’ comments to claim ‘no collusion’

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) attacked H.R. 1, the centerpiece of House Democratic efforts to change election funding and practices.

Would ‘every small dollar donated’ be matched 6 to 1 under the House Democratic plan?

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Where a person attends a university is not really a good indication of whether they grew up in the heartland.

Pompeo’s complaint about the ‘Boston-DC corridor’ is based on flawed data

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