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Donald Trump

False

Were GOP's House losses dramatically smaller than historical pattern?

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Donald Trump's talk of a historic Senate gain depends on races that remain undecided

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. Bloggers .'

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Photo of Kurt Russell in a Trump T-shirt is doctored

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. Bloggers .'

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False Facebook post claims millions of fraudulent votes cast in California

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. Mike Bost .'

Mostly False

In Illinois, Mike Bost attacks Brendan Kelly's record as prosecutor

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. House Majority PAC .'

Half-True

Did Steve Chabot vote to take health care away from kids?

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. Mike Braun .'

Mostly False

Does Mike Braun support the lawsuit to end Obamacare?

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. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee .'

Mostly False

Who's to blame for almost killing Obamacare? Democrats point to New York's John Faso

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. Environmental Defense Fund Action .'

Mostly True

Did Texas U.S. Rep. John Culberson use campaign money for fossils and collectibles?

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. North Dakota Democratic–Nonpartisan League Party .'

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Voting will not cost you your hunting license in North Dakota

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The Washington Post

The president's Twitter feed is often inaccurate, but he has topped himself in recent days with tweets on forest fires, elections and stocks.

Trump’s itchy Twitter finger: His latest false claims

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President Trump has made this claim at least twice. It's not as wrong as it seems regarding generals, but it's a shakier claim for dictators.

Can dictators and enemy generals obtain birthright citizenship for their children?

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President Trump claims there are 300 "rough, rough people" in the caravan of migrants traveling through Mexico. But the administration won't explain how that figure is calculated.

The Trump administration’s fuzzy math on ‘criminals’ in the caravan

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Here's a look at ten claims made by President Trump at his post-election news conference.

Fact-checking President Trump’s post-election news conference

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We rounded up 47 fact-checks of Democrats, Republicans and outrageous campaign ads.

The Fact Checker’s crash course for the 2018 elections

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The president's campaign ad ignores the fact cop-killer Luis Bracamontes was deported when Bill Clinton was president. He snuck back in under George W. Bush.

Trump’s Four-Pinocchio claim: ‘Democrats let him into our country’

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Trump made more false or misleading claims in the seven weeks before the midterms than he did in the first nine months of his presidency.

President Trump has made 6,420 false or misleading claims over 649 days

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Under attack from Democrats for health-care votes, some Republicans have begun borrowing language from the 2008 Obama campaign

GOP hopefuls say they fight insurance companies, just like Obama

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With the midterms coming up, the president has been exaggerating what he can do to deter illegal immigration.

Fact-checking Trump’s macho talk on birthright citizenship, military at the border

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In the political battle over protecting people with existing health problems, Democrats have been using numbers that do not stand up to scrutiny.

Democrats hype estimates of people with preexisting conditions

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