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Donald Trump

firePants on Fire!fire

Donald Trump falsely says James Comey memos disprove collusion, obstruction

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. Matthew Rosendale .'

firePants on Fire!fire

Did Congress vote to give itself a pay raise this year? No

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Is Donald Trump correct about the size of the U.S. trade deficit with Japan?

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. Charles Schumer .'

Mostly False

Chuck Schumer, Senate Democrats flub statistic on layoffs in 2018

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. Evan Jenkins .'

Mostly False

Did Patrick Morrisey write a health care law for 'illegals'?

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. Tina Smith .'

Mostly False

Do women get only 80 percent of the pay men do for the same job?

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. Todd Rokita .'

Mostly False

Did Luke Messer plot to steal the nomination from Donald Trump in 2016? Not really

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Was Scott Pruitt's apartment rental about market rate?

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Is Scott Pruitt's security spending somewhat more than predecessor? It's a lot more

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Donald Trump

Mostly True

Is Donald Trump right that China slaps a 25 percent tariff on American cars?

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The Washington Post

Larry Kudlow’s claim that the Obama stimulus was ‘all spending’

Larry Kudlow’s claim that the Obama stimulus was ‘all spending’

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Dissecting House Speaker Ryan’s remarks on deficits and spending

Dissecting House Speaker Ryan’s remarks on deficits and spending

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President Trump’s claim that James B. Comey ‘lied in Congress to Senator G’

President Trump’s claim that James B. Comey ‘lied in Congress to Senator G’

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John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

John Boehner’s claim that ‘we have literally filled up our jails’ with people for minor marijuana possession

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Fact-checking Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Facebook and data collection

Fact-checking Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony on Facebook and data collection

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Do 40 percent of young Americans think free speech is dangerous?

Do 40 percent of young Americans think free speech is dangerous?

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Did a hedge fund ‘bankrupt’ a Wisconsin town?

Did a hedge fund ‘bankrupt’ a Wisconsin town?

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Pelosi’s claim that 86 million ‘middle-class’ Americans will see taxes rise under Trump tax bill

Pelosi’s claim that 86 million ‘middle-class’ Americans will see taxes rise under Trump tax bill

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Two Trump speeches, two dozen dubious claims

Two Trump speeches, two dozen dubious claims

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White House report uses fuzzy logic to tout ‘insurer profitability’ in Obamacare

White House report uses fuzzy logic to tout ‘insurer profitability’ in Obamacare

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