A look back at fact-checking the 44th president of the United States
With less than two weeks left till Election Day, presidential and vice presidential nominees are crisscrossing the nation to get votes — and crossing up the voters with false and misleading claims.
Donald Trump’s top surrogates took to the Sunday talk shows to put the best spin on a New York Times story about the GOP presidential nominee reporting a loss of $916 million on his personal income taxes in 1995.
This week, we have an all-Trump-ticket edition of Groundhog Friday, our wrap-up of debunked claims that politicians keep repeating.
Howard Dean got his facts wrong on two counts Sept. 4 during the Democratic candidates’ debate in New Mexico when he said most middle-class people never got a tax cut from George Bush, and when he implied that the average cut was only $100.
A TV ad called “Yours” began airing late September, in which Edwards speaks directly to camera to say “Washington ’s not working for you. …Millionaires’ taxes keep going down while yours go up.” It’s false.