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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

Who pays for US tariffs on Chinese goods? You do

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. Cory Booker .'

Mostly False

Cory Booker’s claim about regulations on toy guns and not firearms misses the point

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. Joe Biden .'

True

Was Joe Biden a climate change pioneer in Congress? History says yes

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. Viral image .'

Half-True

Fact-checking Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and Ukraine

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. Bernie Sanders .'

Mostly True

Bernie Sanders says 1 out of 5 can't afford prescription drugs

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. Joe Biden .'

False

Joe Biden claims he was a staunch liberal in the Senate. He wasn’t

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. The Manila Times .'

False

Claims Filipino journalists are trying to oust President Rodrigo Duterte lack evidence

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. Bernie Sanders .'

True

Yes, millions of families spend the bulk of income on housing

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. Elizabeth Warren .'

True

Elizabeth Warren says she warned about the financial crisis before it happened. That's True

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Donald Trump

firePants on Fire!fire

Was Donald Trump the target of a coup? No

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The Washington Post

The former vice president says he was "always labeled as one of the most liberal members of the United States Congress." It depends on how you measure it.

How liberal was Joe Biden?

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President Bill Clinton has said the 1994 crime bill contributed to the high incarceration rate in the United States. But Biden disputes that.

Joe Biden’s defense of the 1994 crime bill’s role in mass incarcerations

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The president likes to tell a story through his tweets, even if the facts are not correct.

The misleading narrative in Trump’s tumble of trade tweets

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Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

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Harris (D-Calif.) argues there will still be a role for private insurance in a government-run system. But the bill she co-sponsors says it would be very limited.

Kamala Harris’s claim that Medicare-for-all ‘doesn’t get rid of all insurance’

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The 2020 presidential hopeful spins a nuanced point into misleading rhetoric in interviews and tweets.

Cory Booker’s misleading claim that toy guns are more regulated than real guns

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Here are answers to some common questions about The Fact Checker from readers.

Meet the Fact Checker team — and learn our process

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A new fact sheet on immigration from the Justice Department tells only half the story.

Fact-checking the Trump administration’s immigration fact sheet

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This is a campaign promise Trump has not fulfilled. It’s also a false claim worth Four Pinocchios.

President Trump’s shifting claim that ‘we got rid’ of the Johnson Amendment

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White House senior adviser Jared Kushner says the Palestinians have received more aid than anyone. But U.S. aid to Israel is much higher.

Have the Palestinians received ‘more aid than any group in history’?

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