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

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Donald Trump

firePants on Fire!fire

Trump retweets false claim that Ilhan Omar partied on 9/11 anniversary

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. Joe Biden .'

Half-True

Biden says Obama ended workplace raids of immigrants. That's Half True

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Donald Trump exaggerates US energy independence

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. Joe Biden .'

False

Fact-checking Biden on use of cages for immigrants during Obama administration

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Half-True

Sen. Elizabeth Warren conflated votes on assault weapons, background checks

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. Julián Castro .'

Mostly False

Julian Castro’s attack on Joe Biden for forgetting his health care plan falls flat

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. Joe Biden .'

Mostly False

Biden exaggerated the percentage of Americans who favor an assault weapons ban

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. Sheldon Whitehouse .'

True

It’s true: millions in dark money has been spent to tilt courts right

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Trump wrongly claims China is having its ‘worst year in 57 years’

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. Arlen Parsa .'

True

Evidence shows most of the 47 men in famous 'Declaration of Independence' painting were slaveholders

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The Washington Post

Republicans say Trump wasn't warned. But the FBI did brief him in 2016, and evidence suggests it brought up the threat posed by Russia.

Did the FBI warn the Trump campaign about Russia?

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The president's son also claimed he was quoting the actor Tim Allen, but that's wrong, too.

Eric Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim that the Obamacare website cost more than Trump’s border barrier

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