Fact-Checking Trump’s Defense for Removing Vindman

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President Donald Trump defended removing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the White House’s National Security Council by claiming that Vindman’s “superior … publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information.” But the latter claim leaves a false impression, and the others […]

Pelosi, a Ripped Speech, and the Records Debate

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Q: Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi break the law by ripping up the president’s State of the Union address? A: Legal experts have widely dismissed the idea that Pelosi’s copy of the address would be subject to a criminal statute cited by some conservatives. FULL QUESTION Did Nancy Pelosi tear […]

Trump Has Condemned White Supremacists

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Former Vice President Joe Biden wrongly claimed President Donald Trump has “yet once to condemn white supremacy, the neo-Nazis.” Trump drew criticism for his condemnation of “hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides” after a rally organized by a white nationalist in Charlottesville in 2017, and for saying there were […]

Trump Attacks Romney with Baseless Viral Claims

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Several days after Sen. Mitt Romney was the lone Republican vote to convict President Donald Trump of abuse of power in the impeachment trial, the president used his Twitter account to spread dubious and unfounded viral claims about the Utah senator. We asked the White House for support for these […]

Sanders Spins Young Voter Turnout in Iowa

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Sen. Bernie Sanders claimed there was a “huge voter turnout” among young caucusgoers in Iowa this year, saying the turnout was “even higher than Obama’s extraordinary victory in 2008.” In fact, about 10,300 fewer young voters turned out this year than in 2008. Sanders, who finished in a virtual dead […]

Fake Coronavirus Cures, Part 1: MMS is Industrial Bleach

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Quick Take Online posts have claimed to reveal various “cures” for the new coronavirus. Some are benign, like eating boiled garlic, while others are potentially dangerous, like drinking chlorine dioxide, an industrial bleach. Neither will cure the virus. Full Story Treatments billed as miracle cures have cropped up across the […]