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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. 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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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.

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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.

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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)

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