No Seizure of Clinton Foundation Cash

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Q: Did British agents seize $400 million from the Clinton Foundation? A: No. That claim was made up by a satirical website. FULL ANSWER The Clinton Foundation is a frequent target for conspiracy theories and conspiracy-theory spoofs. A recent example of the latter claims that British authorities seized $400 million […]

Politics Roiled by Royal Wedding Rumors?

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Q: Is the White House enraged because Barack Obama, and not President Trump, was invited to the upcoming wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? A: The guest list has not been made public, and there’s no evidence that Obama was invited and Trump wasn’t. FULL ANSWER England’s Prince Harry […]

No Shootings at ‘March for Our Lives’

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Q: Were 19 people shot at a “March for Our Lives” rally? A: No. A misleading headline, posted on dubious websites, referred to shooting victims elsewhere in Chicago over that weekend. FULL ANSWER On March 24, demonstrators in rallies across the country called for stricter gun laws. The rallies were […]

Andrew McCabe’s Net Worth

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Q: Is former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s net worth $11 million? A: A questionable website cited that figure, saying it “may or may not be the reality.” McCabe’s spokeswoman says the claim isn’t true, and we found no evidence to suggest otherwise. FULL QUESTION Is fired FBI former deputy […]

No Truth in ISIS-Obama Speed Dial Story

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Q: Did an ISIS leader have former President Obama on speed dial? A: No. That story was first shared on a website that calls its work satire. FULL ANSWER When we did a Google search for the name “Asam al Alasam,” the search engine’s first result was for a plastics […]

Pelosi Isn’t Calling for Trump’s Impeachment

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Q: Has Nancy Pelosi introduced articles of impeachment for Donald Trump? A: No. The House Democratic leader has repeatedly opposed calls for impeachment. FULL ANSWER Nancy Pelosi, minority leader in the House of Representatives, has maintained her opposition to hastily impeaching President Donald Trump since he took office in 2017. […]

No Raid on Obama Home

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Q: Did the FBI raid Barack Obama’s Washington D.C. home? A: No. That claim originated in a story on a self-described satirical website. FULL ANSWER Barack and Michelle Obama bought their house in the tony Washington, D.C. neighborhood of Kalorama in May 2017. Since then, that house has not been […]

Smith’s Error-Filled Climate Op-Ed

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In an op-ed for Fox News, Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House science committee, made a host of false and misleading claims about climate change and related issues: Smith took a quote by climate scientist Stephen Schneider out of context, claiming he advised other researchers in his field […]

Trump Takes Too Much Credit on ISIS

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President Donald Trump said nearly all of the land once controlled by ISIS in Syria and Iraq has been retaken and “it all took place since our election.” But even the State Department’s senior envoy to the anti-Islamic State coalition said in December that half of the ISIS caliphate was […]

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