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

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. Mike Pence .'

Mostly False

Mike Pence wrong that ISIS has been defeated

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. Mark Warner .'

Half-True

Trump wants to lift sanctions related to a Russian oligarch. Here’s why

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump falsely says there's 'never' been so many border apprehensions

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Donald Trump

False

Trump says he didn't say Mexico would write US a check for border wall. But he did

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Did Democrats reverse border wall position after Donald Trump was elected?

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Donald Trump

False

No, Democrats didn't ask for a steel barrier, as Donald Trump said

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

Half-True

Warren overstates share of tax cuts for the rich

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Donald Trump

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Trump gets facts wrong on Soviet invasion of Afghanistan

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Donald Trump

False

No, Mexico isn't paying for border wall through USMCA trade deal, despite Donald Trump's claims

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. Chris Murphy .'

Mostly False

Has the Trump administration spent only 6 percent of border money?

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The Washington Post

President Trump and Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) have often echoed each other in public statements. Here's a guide.

Steve King and Donald Trump: mutual fans and echoes

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The president claims his policies are working, pointing to a $26 billion decline in generic drug prices. But much of that would have happened no matter who was president.

Can Trump claim credit for $26 billion in savings on prescription drugs?

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Democrats and Republicans have told different stories about the showdown with Trump. We parse through the rhetoric.

What really happened in the White House Situation Room?

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We unpacked the numbers being used by the Trump administration.

A guide to understanding the administration’s spin on terrorists at the border

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Warren said the minimum wage “would pay a mortgage, keep the utilities on, and put food on the table.” Is that possible?

Elizabeth Warren’s claim that minimum wage supported her family in the 1960s

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President Trump says he's convincing companies to move back to the United States. There's some evidence of that, but the data are mixed.

Trump’s claim that job growth is due to companies ‘moving back’

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Over the course of his nine-minute speech, Trump painted a misleading and bleak picture of the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Fact-checking President Trump’s Oval Office address on immigration

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Here's a guide to 20 suspect claims that the president may say tonight.

Your fact-checking cheat sheet for Trump’s immigration address

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More than 200 times, Trump promised that Mexico would pay for the wall. Now he falsely says he's keeping his promise through the revised trade agreement with Mexico and Canada. That's bunk.

President Trump’s nonsensical claim that Mexico is paying for the wall

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The Trump administration often pumps up numbers linking crime and terrorism to immigration, and now their exaggerated figures are at the center of a government shutdown.

The Trump administration’s misleading spin on immigration, crime and terrorism

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