Facts Check

Fact or Fiction?

We have tried to find a resource to assist us in identifying and weeding out some of the “myth from truth”.

(note: please read with the understanding that information may not be deemed 100% accurate and is collected from 3rd party sources)

Meme Uses Deceptions to Accuse Harris of ‘Lies’

Quick Take A viral meme uses erroneous claims about Sen. Kamala Harris’ schooling and race to accuse the Democratic presidential candidate of “lies.” Full Story  A popular Facebook meme takes aim at Sen. Kamala Harris by distorting the facts in order to accuse the California Democrat of “lies.” In a ...
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Confusion at the Border

In recent days, contradictory claims have been made about border issues, including the living conditions for migrants being housed at U.S. Customs and Border Protection detention facilities: Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan claimed that children in CBP custody are receiving “appropriate meals” and showers. But the Department of Homeland Security’s ...
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Trump on ‘Unfair’ U.S.-Japan Security Treaty

President Donald Trump described a security treaty with Japan as an “unfair agreement” negotiated by “stupid” American officials in which “Japan doesn’t have to help us at all” if the U.S. is attacked. But that ignores the benefits in the treaty for the U.S. The Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security, which dates ...
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No Evidence Kim Jong Un Rebuffed Obama’s ‘Begging’

Prior to his historic meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea, President Donald Trump made the unfounded claim that Barack Obama tried many times to meet with Kim, but was rebuffed. Obama administration officials and experts on U.S.-North Korea relations say that’s not true, and Trump offered no evidence ...
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Bogus Stats Distort Democratic Debates

Quick Take Posts on social media wildly exaggerate the number of times President Donald Trump’s name and the word “free” were used during the first 2020 Democratic presidential debates. Full Story  The first Democratic debates in the 2020 presidential election were held last week, and 20 candidates sparred on a ...
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Are Wages Rising or Flat?

To hear politicians tell it, wages are rising at the fastest rate in a decade, are the same as they were 45 years ago and are at a 60-year low. And all three claims could be correct, depending on what measure is used to justify it. Parsing the political claims ...
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Headlines Twist Old Report on State Department

Quick Take A false story spread across social media wrongly claims that NBC News reported that Hillary Clinton “covered up” a “pedophile ring” at the Department of State. The report is from 2013 and did not say that. Full Story  It’s been more than two years since Hillary Clinton lost ...
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Video: FactChecking the Second Debate

In this video, we review some of claims made on June 27 during round two of the first Democratic debate. Former Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed that President Donald Trump “immediately discontinued” an aid program to Central America, and implied that has caused a surge of immigrants crossing the ...
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Video: Jake Tapper Breaks Down Debate Claims

In this week’s video, CNN’s Jake Tapper breaks down three false claims in the first of two Democratic debates on June 26: Former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke said Purdue Pharma had paid “no consequences” for its connection to the opioid crisis. In fact, the company and its executives have agreed ...
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FactChecking Round Two of the Democratic Debate

Summary The second group of 10 Democratic presidential candidates made false and misleading claims about immigration, gun control legislation and the environment, and repeated familiar talking points on taxes, health care and poverty. Former Vice President Joe Biden falsely claimed President Trump “immediately discontinued” an aid program to Central America, ...
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Trump’s Baseless Accusation of Mueller ‘Crime’

President Donald Trump — without evidence — accused special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally deleting the text messages of two people who had been assigned to the Russia investigation. Trump made his remarks about Mueller during a June 26 interview with Fox Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria.” The host, Maria ...
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Trump Accuser Targeted With TV Clip

Quick Take A clip from an old episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is being used to discredit a woman who recently accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. The clip doesn’t prove that she is a “fraud,” as the headline of a story claims. Full Story E ...
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