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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

False

Donald Trump twists Ilhan Omar’s comments about al-Qaida

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. Bernie Sanders .'

False

Bernie Sanders said a huge percentage of Walmart workers are black. He was off by a lot

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. Weston Pagano .'

Half-True

Fact-checking an attack on Joe Biden about immigration deportation, detention votes

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. Ken Cuccinelli .'

Half-True

Fact-checking claim about number of immigrants becoming citizens under Trump

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. Cory Booker .'

True

More arrests in the US for marijuana possession than violent crimes, 2020 hopeful Cory Booker says

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. Pete Buttigieg .'

Mostly False

In viral moment, Pete Buttigieg fumbles line on racial disparities in criminal justice

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Donald Trump exaggerates turnaround on US car plants, ignores closures

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. National Rifle Association .'

Mostly False

Joe Biden says he will champion a ban on assault weapons, not all guns

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. Tulsi Gabbard .'

Mostly False

Tulsi Gabbard exaggerates in saying a kid hacked into a replica of Florida's election system

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. Bernie Sanders .'

True

Bernie Sanders on target saying 3 richest have as much wealth as bottom half of all Americans

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The Washington Post

President Trump says the data show a decline. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says prices haven't fallen. But the question is not black-or-white.

Are prescription drug prices going down?

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While retreating on the census citizenship question, the president made several misleading or contradictory remarks.

Fact-checking President Trump’s retreat on the census citizenship question

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President Trump's counselor got a lot wrong during a Fox News interview.

Kellyanne Conway’s flushable claims about the census citizenship question

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Don't believe everything you read on the Internet, or on a certain Twitter account.

Trump shares fake Reagan quote from phony Twitter user

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The U.S. Women's National Team alleges they are paid less than the men and are provided with less support, despite their consistent outstanding performance. The full story isn't as straight-forward.

Are U.S. women’s soccer players really earning less than men?

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John Delaney's claim is a good case study in how a snappy talking point can stray far from reality, especially when it comes to a complex policy issue such as health care.

Would Medicare-for-all mean hospitals for none?

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The White House provided no evidence for Trump’s claim. Former U.S. intelligence officials said there was no evidence. Top Obama advisers denied Trump's claim.

No, Obama didn’t beg Kim Jong Un for a meeting

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Our most-read fact checks have dug into President Trump’s pumped-up immigration numbers, Sen. Kamala Harris’s spin on the Republican tax cuts, the special counsel’s Russia investigation and the Democrats’ Green New Deal.

The most-read fact checks so far in 2019

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Here's a round-up of 14 claims from the second round of the first Democratic presidential debate of 2020.

Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 2)

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Here's a round-up of 13 claims from the first Democratic presidential debate of 2020.

Fact-checking the first Democratic debate (night 1)

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