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

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. Washington State Democratic Party .'

Half-True

Did Washington state's Dino Rossi really want new homes for unwed mothers?

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. National Taxpayers Union .'

Half-True

Do Trump tariffs cost more than Affordable Care Act taxes?

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. National Republican Congressional Committee .'

Mostly False

Washington's Kim Schrier is no Bernie Sanders, nor is her health plan his

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. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee .'

Half-True

In Kansas, Democrat's attack on Steve Watkins only partially accurate

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. VoteVets.org .'

Half-True

Veterans group says Jim Hagedorn's health care positions would harm Minnesota veterans

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. Joe Donnelly .'

Mostly True

Are Mike Braun's employees on the hook for first $10,000 of health care?

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. With Honor .'

Half-True

Ad accuses Andy Barr of allowing payday lenders to take advantage of military families

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. Taylor Swift .'

Mostly True

Taylor Swift: Marsha Blackburn voted against reauthorizing Violence Against Women Act

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. Tom Malinowski .'

Half-True

An age claim in New Jersey leaves out something important about New Jersey

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump falsely claims there's an 'open borders bill' backed by Democrats

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The Washington Post

Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.) claims we gave his opponent Four Pinocchios for an attack ad. Not so!

Virginia congressman misrepresents Washington Post fact check in debate

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In ‘60 Minutes’ interview, the president resorted to his favorite moves to sidestep facts

How Trump bobs and weaves to avoid the truth

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee uses a Republican's minor procedural votes to attack him for selling out his constituents on protecting a key part of Obamacare, even though he didn't.

Democratic attack ad falsely knocks Republican on preexisting conditions

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A report from the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general shows the public got inaccurate numbers this summer.

The Trump administration’s questionable data on family separations

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The president says he does not want to harm a $110-billion arms deal over the Khashoggi disappearance but few deals have actually come to fruition

Trump’s $110 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia: still fake

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A nonprofit group placed an ad in an airline magazine touting a figure based on bad math and faulty assumptions.

Are 68,000 people a day ‘trafficked right in front of our eyes’? Nope.

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Virtually every sentence in the president's op-ed contains a falsehood or a misleading claim.

Fact-checking President Trump’s USA Today op-ed on ‘Medicare-for-All’

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Did Chuck Schumer and Preet Bharara conspire with a former FBI agent to derail Brett Kavanaugh's nomination? Nope.

Tom Cotton’s fact-free theory on the leaks of Ford’s letter

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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said the abortion-rights group automatically opposed O'Connor, Kennedy and Souter, but that's incorrect -- and she admits her error.

Susan Collins’s wrong claim on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court justices

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Soros's Open Society Foundations give grants to a liberal group opposing Brett Kavanaugh's nomination. But that money comes with strings attached and doesn't wind up in protesters' hands.

No, George Soros isn’t paying Kavanaugh protesters

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