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

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. John Thune .'

Mostly True

Sen. Thune: Individual mandate fine falls mainly on people making under $50,000

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. Marsha Blackburn .'

Half-True

Rep. Blackburn claims Phoenix murder rate decline linked to sanctuary city policy drop

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. Steve Bannon .'

False

Behind Steve Bannon's misrepresentation of Chuck Todd's comments on Roy Moore

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. Anonymous Caller .'

firePants on Fire!fire

No, the Washington Post did not offer $7,000 for Roy Moore dirt

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Donald Trump

Half-True

How unpopular is the Obamacare individual mandate?

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. Bloggers .'

False

No, the Washington Post Roy Moore reporter doesn't have a history of 'faking'

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. Richard Durbin .'

False

Dick Durbin wrong that GOP tax bill hasn't had independent vetting

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. Joaquin Castro .'

Half-True

Rep. Joaquin Castro claims TPS end will lead to $164B GDP loss over a decade

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. American Action Network .'

Half-True

How would the GOP tax bills affect families strapped from battling cancer?

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. Kayleigh McEnany .'

Mostly True

Trump raised more dollars from small donations

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The Washington Post

Ivanka Trump touts GOP tax cuts with data borrowed from the Obama administration

Ivanka Trump touts GOP tax cuts with data borrowed from the Obama administration

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The GOP claim that half of the people paying the Obamacare penalty make less than $25,000

The GOP claim that half of the people paying the Obamacare penalty make less than $25,000

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Schumer's claim that the GOP is 'kicking 13 million people off health insurance'

Schumer’s claim that the GOP is ‘kicking 13 million people off health insurance’

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Trump's bizarre claim that Obama 'never got to land' in the Philippines

Trump’s bizarre claim that Obama ‘never got to land’ in the Philippines

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For some reason, our year-long project analyzing, categorizing and tracking every false or misleading claim by President Trump had seemed like quite a burden in the past month. Well, the numbers are in and now we know why: In the past 35 days, Trump has averaged¬†an astonishing nine claims a day. The total now stands […]

President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days

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All the known times the Trump campaign met with Russians

All the known times the Trump campaign met with Russians

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Paul Ryan's repeated claim that 'everyone' will get a tax cut

Paul Ryan’s repeated claim that ‘everyone’ will get a tax cut

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Trump's claim that the House GOP bill is 'so bad for rich people'

Trump’s claim that the House GOP bill is ‘so bad for rich people’

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Did Ronald Reagan's 1981 tax cut supercharge the economy?

Did Ronald Reagan’s 1981 tax cut supercharge the economy?

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Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the superwealthy

Two words in the GOP tax bill mean tens of billions for the superwealthy

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