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)

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

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 ...
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Trump Yanks Steyer Quote Out of Context

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 ...
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Trump Administration’s Shifting Statements on Soleimani’s Death

Since announcing on Jan. 2 that a U.S. operation had killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the Trump administration has offered various accounts of the intelligence assessments that President Donald Trump relied on to make his ...
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Video: The Seventh Democratic Debate

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 ...
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FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

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 ...
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Bloomberg, Trump Spar on Preexisting Conditions

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 ...
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Post Blurs Facts on Military Draft, Immigrants

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 ...
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Video: FactChecking Trump’s Iran Address

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 ...
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A Misleading Take on Alabama’s Abortion Law

Quick Take An Instagram post misleadingly claims a young rape victim can be “thrown in prison” for receiving an abortion in Alabama. Under a new law, which has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge, ...
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Pelosi Did Not ‘Defend’ Soleimani

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani as “provocative and disproportionate.” But, contrary to the president’s contention, she did not “defend” Soleimani. In fact, we were ...
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Trump Takes Undue Credit for Cancer Progress

In a tweet, President Donald Trump boasted of the lowest cancer death rate on record, and implied that his administration was responsible for the achievement. While he’s right about the statistic, the improved death rate ...
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Video of Clinton on Iran Taken Out of Context

Quick Take An out-of-context clip from a 2008 interview with then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is circulating on Facebook. It shows her saying the U.S. “will attack Iran” if she becomes president. But she was responding ...
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