Herman Cain Died of COVID-19, Not Cancer

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Quick Take Within hours after his passing, Facebook posts falsely claimed that former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain died of colon cancer, not COVID-19. Cain did battle and survive cancer in 2006, but his staff confirmed online that his death was due to the novel coronavirus. Full Story Herman Cain, […]

Lincoln Project

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Political Leanings: Republican/Anti-President Trump 2018 Spending: N/A Established in late 2019, the Lincoln Project is a conservative super PAC that aims to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box” in 2020. According to the founders of the Lincoln Project, the 16th president is the super PAC’s namesake because […]

Trump’s Executive Orders on Prescription Drugs

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President Donald Trump recently signed executive orders that he says will reduce drug prices by 50% “and even greater, in certain instances.” That could happen for some individuals, but it remains to be seen how the orders will be implemented and whether they will result in such large reductions. The […]

The President’s Trumped-Up Claims of Voter Fraud

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In a July 30 tweet, President Donald Trump suggested for the first time that the 2020 election should be postponed, drawing — once again — false distinctions between mail-in and absentee ballots. With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT […]

FactChecking Trump’s COVID-19 Press Briefing

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President Donald Trump, at a July 28 briefing, made a few false and misleading statements about COVID-19: Trump falsely said that “large portions” of the country are “corona-free.” Only 35 counties or county equivalents, accounting for less than 0.02% of the population, have not reported a coronavirus case in the […]

Cuomo Distorts CDC Finding in Blaming Trump

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the over-the-top claim that if the Trump administration “had done its job, the virus wouldn’t come” to New York. Cuomo pointed to a study that suggested government officials could have better mitigated the spread of the coronavirus in New York City, but it didn’t […]