Q&A on the FDA’s Flavored E-Cig Policy

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After months of considering a complete ban on flavored electronic cigarettes, the Trump administration announced a new policy on Jan. 2 that soon will forbid the sale of some, but not all, flavored vapes. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the agency responsible for the policy, the change is […]

Trump Yanks Steyer Quote Out of Context

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President Donald Trump used a truncated quote from Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer to falsely suggest that Steyer thinks “Democrats are going to destroy the economy in 15 minutes if they get in control.” That was Steyer paraphrasing what he says Trump’s false line of attack will be in the […]

Video: The Seventh Democratic Debate

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We highlight four claims we fact-checked from the Jan. 14 Democratic debate in this video. Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the “wealthy are the only ones doing well, period.” But weekly paychecks for rank-and-file workers have been rising, and at a faster rate under President Donald Trump than […]

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

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Summary In the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, there were fewer candidates — only six — but more than a few false, misleading and exaggerated claims: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the “wealthy are the only ones doing well, period.” But weekly paychecks for rank-and-file workers […]

Bloomberg, Trump Spar on Preexisting Conditions

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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg charged in a TV ad that President Donald Trump had “broken” a “promise” to protect those with preexisting health conditions. Trump fired back on Twitter, “I was the person who saved Pre-Existing Conditions.” In fact, Trump backed Republican plans that would have weakened the protections […]

Post Blurs Facts on Military Draft, Immigrants

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Quick Take A meme falsely claims President Donald Trump “makes illegals eligible” for the draft. There is no military draft, and immigrants — including those in the country illegally — are already required to register with the Selective Service. Full Story  The recent conflict between the U.S. and Iran heightened […]

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Iran Address

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In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper examines several claims from President Donald Trump’s remarks after an Iranian missile attack on military bases in Iraq housing U.S. coalition forces. Trump distorted the facts when he claimed the Iran nuclear deal that he withdrew from “expires in a short time.” […]

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