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

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. Peter Navarro .'

firePants on Fire!fire

Donald Trump's tariffs on China don't hurt Americans, top Trump adviser says. That's Pants on Fire

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump wrong on Google manipulating election results

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Donald Trump

False

Trump falsely takes credit for two large industrial projects in Louisiana and Pennsylvania

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Did Donald Trump turn around U.S. record at the WTO?

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Cars vs. wheat: Donald Trump distorts US-Japan trade

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. Michael Bloomberg .'

True

Bloomberg correct that NRA’s Wayne LaPierre once supported background checks

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. Bernie Sanders .'

Half-True

Did counties hosting a Trump rally in 2016 see a 226% spike in hate crimes?

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. Joe Biden .'

False

Joe Biden takes Donald Trump’s words about gang members out of context

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. Pete Buttigieg .'

Half-True

Fact-checking whether Trump cut money to combat white nationalism

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump says Democrats distorted his visit at Dayton hospital. Here's what they actually said

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The Washington Post

Trump appears worried about the economy, but his claims continue to be misleading or false.

Fact-checking President Trump’s remarks on the economy

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The 2020 presidential hopeful touts her plan to give middle-class taxpayers $500 a month, but misleadingly suggests that the money to pay for it will come from companies and the top 1 percent.

Kamala Harris uses fuzzy math to suggest her tax cut is paid for

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An attack ad mixes innuendo and fuzzy sourcing to misleadingly attack the veteran lawmaker from Maine.

Dark money ad claims Susan Collins put old-age programs ‘in jeopardy’

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EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is using a very strict definition of what it means to save a species from extinction.

Has the Endangered Species Act saved ‘very few’ plants and animals?

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The president is basing his number on a report written by the Council of Economic Advisers, but it's open to challenge.

Trump’s claim his deregulatory actions are saving American households $3,000 a year

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President Trump gave no credit to Barack Obama for a significant change in sentencing, and former vice president Joe Biden, in turn, minimized what Trump accomplished in 2018.

Trump’s and Biden’s dueling claims on criminal justice reform

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The Obama Justice Department found “no credible evidence" that the police officer willfully shot Brown "as he was attempting to surrender or was otherwise not posing a threat."

Harris, Warren ignore DOJ report to claim Michael Brown was ‘murdered’

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The president has topped 12,000 in our database of false and misleading claims, adding about 20 a day in the past two months.

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days

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There's some data that supports the former president, but he overstates the case.

Bill Clinton’s claim that the assault weapons ban led to ‘a big drop in mass shooting deaths’

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Politicians such as President Trump have made a flawed apples-and-oranges comparison.

Are cosmetologists training longer than emergency medical technicians?

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