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Fact Check: Trump’s Fiction, Clinton’s Spin

A lengthy fact check by The Associated Press shows that while Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech on Thursday night contained minor inaccuracies, Trump’s speech on the same day was full of numbers and assertions that were wholly incorrect.

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Cruz Repeats Background Check Fib During GOP Debate

During CNN’s Republican debate Tuesday evening, the Texas senator reiterated his false claim that legislation backed by Sen. Marco Rubio would have dramatically expanded President Obama’s authority to bring Syrian refugees into the U.S. without background checks.

Posted on Dec 15, 2015 READ MORE



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Fact Check: The NSA and Sept. 11

In defending the NSA’s sweeping collection of Americans’ phone call records, Obama administration officials have repeatedly pointed out how it could have helped thwart the 9/11 attacks: If only the surveillance program had been in place before Sept. 11, 2001, U.S. authorities would have been able to identify one of the future hijackers who was living in San Diego.

Posted on Jun 22, 2013 READ MORE



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Washington Post Whips Up an App to Monitor Honesty in Politics

It’s a big job for one little app, but some clever minds at The Washington Post have come up with a plan for an application designed to scan politicians’ statements and check them against those pesky facts.

Posted on Feb 4, 2013 READ MORE


Bad Arithmetic: Romney’s ‘Jobs Plan’ Numbers Don’t Compute

When innocent citizens asked about unemployment Tuesday night at the town hall presidential debate on Long Island, would Mitt Romney again tout his plan to create 12 million jobs?

Posted on Oct 18, 2012 READ MORE



Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women,’ Crowley’s Libya Fact Check, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a wrap-up of the second presidential debate, the latest election poll and a Paul Ryan photo op that’s ripe for a Jon Stewart takedown.

Posted on Oct 17, 2012 READ MORE



Akin’s Sexist Remark, Samuel L. Jackson’s ‘WTFU’ Obama Ad, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the surfacing of another potentially damaging Mitt Romney video, the latest election forecast and Bill Clinton mulls his election options.

Posted on Sep 27, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Unedited, GOP Lawmaker Loses It on TV, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a former president’s connection to the leaked video footage of Mitt Romney and an update on the controversial voter ID law in Pennsylvania.

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman Deems PolitiFact ‘Useless and Irrelevant’

The Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact.com is supposed to be a neutral referee in the mendacious political arena, but a decision to side with Republicans on 2011’s “Lie of the Year” has Paul Krugman pronouncing the fact-checking organization dead. (more)

Posted on Dec 20, 2011 READ MORE



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Fact Check: Palin’s Dishonest Speech

The AP took a closer look at some of the claims in Sarah Palin’s speech Wednesday and found that the VP nominee, like some of her allies, is simply full of it on a number of points.

Posted on Sep 4, 2008 READ MORE


AP Keeps Bush in (Fact) Check

File this one under “Good Uses of Journalistic Resources”:  The Associated Press marshaled its fact-checking talents and expertise to dissect President Bush’s speech on Thursday, issuing corrections to some of Bush’s claims in this handy point-by-point analysis.

Posted on Sep 15, 2007 READ MORE


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