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

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump ad misleads about Joe Biden, Ukraine and the prosecutor

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Donald Trump

firePants on Fire!fire

Donald Trump is wrong. Whistleblower account of Ukraine phone call was 'almost completely' right

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Donald Trump

False

Trump claims a photo shows the Bidens playing golf with a Ukrainian company ‘boss.’ But it doesn’t

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Donald Trump

True

Trump campaign says Minneapolis wants to charge $530,000 for rally. That’s correct.

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. Adam Schiff .'

False

Adam Schiff’s false claim that ‘we have not spoken directly with the whistleblower’

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. Joe Biden .'

Mostly True

US middle class no longer leads the world? Biden’s claim mostly on target

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump’s false claim about a change in whistleblower rules

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Fact-checking Trump on hiring of minorities, women

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump’s boasts about former Ukrainian prosecutor’s fairness ring false

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Donald Trump's flawed stat on threats to religious freedom

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The Washington Post

Over and over and over, the president says his wall is being built. That still doesn't make it true.

Fact-checking Trump’s misleading border ‘wall’ spin

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The president's lawyers and supporters say House Democrats are violating his due-process rights. It's legal argle-bargle.

Trump defenders’ misleading claims about the House impeachment inquiry

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A line-by-line review of the whistleblower complaint shows that virtually every key element has been subsequently confirmed as correct.

Trump’s very inaccurate claim that the whistleblower is ‘very inaccurate’

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Republicans are pushing three story lines that purport to show that Ukraine targeted Trump in the 2016 election to help Hillary Clinton. Here's a guide to the claims.

The GOP theory that Ukraine ‘set up’ Trump

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As the Amazon rainforest in Brazil burns, it seems as if everyone is in search of someone to blame. Well over 100,000 fires have been detected this year, but who or what is responsible?

The Brazilian Amazon is still burning. Who is responsible?

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The lawmaker heading the impeachment inquiry misled reporters about his committee's contacts with the whistleblower before the complaint was filed.

Schiff’s false claim his committee had not spoken to the whistleblower

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The secretary of state repeatedly misled television viewers as reports about Trump and Ukraine began to surface in September.

Pompeo’s Four-Pinocchio spin on Trump and Ukraine

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Many news organizations have reported former vice president Joe Biden traveled to Kiev in March, 2016. But that date is three months off.

Correcting a media error: Biden’s Ukraine showdown was in December 2015

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The president jumped on a report about the change in an online form, but the rules are set by laws and procedures put in place years ago.

Trump’s false claim that the rules for whistleblowers were recently changed

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Both Democratic contenders are using millions of dollars from previous campaigns, when they were more open to contributions from wealthy donors.

Are Warren and Sanders ‘100% grassroots-funded’?

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