Family Separation Spin in Nevada

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A misleading Spanish-language TV ad from a group backing President Donald Trump claims that then-President Barack Obama and then-Vice President Joe Biden “separated families and put children in cages” while it shows images of minors who were temporarily detained after crossing the southern border on their own — without a […]

Misinformation Outlasts Virginia Gun Bill

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Quick Take A Virginia bill that would have banned the sale of “assault firearms” has been tabled for a year, but misinformation about it continues to circulate online — including a false claim that the state will confiscate guns. Full Story Thousands of demonstrators from around the country, some of […]

Video: The Ninth Democratic Debate

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We examine four claims from the Feb. 19 Democratic debate in this video: Former Vice President Joe Biden wrongly said of the stop-and-frisk policing policy under former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg: “The reason that stop and frisk changed is because Barack Obama sent moderators to see what was […]

FactChecking the Las Vegas Democratic Debate

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Summary Many of the factual disputes centered on disagreements among the candidates: Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said the stop-and-frisk policy that was “in place” when he became mayor “got out of control” and so “we cut 95% of it.” That’s true if comparing the number of stops […]

Congressional Leadership Fund

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Political leanings: Republican 2018 Spending: $159 million The Congressional Leadership Fund’s sole purpose is to win a Republican majority in the House of Representatives. The super PAC was formed in October 2011 as the conservative counter to the liberal House Majority PAC and is endorsed by House Republican leadership. As an […]

Unite The Country

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Political leanings: Democratic/Pro-Joe Biden  2018 total spending: N/A Unite the Country is a new, single-candidate super PAC that supports former Vice President Joe Biden. It was started by former Biden aides to help promote his 2020 presidential candidacy. Although the super PAC was established on April 10, 2019, it did not […]

American Bridge 21st Century/AB PAC

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Political leanings: Democratic/liberal 2018 total spending: $20.9 million American Bridge 21st Century is a liberal super PAC that conducts opposition research to aid Democratic candidates and organizations. The group changed its name to AB PAC in November 2019. The group was founded in November 2010 by David Brock, a conservative-turned-liberal activist. After making a […]