In lifting the Obama-era restrictions on police acquisition of surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions misleadingly cited studies to claim that President Obama “went too far” and undermined public safety.
Sen. Ted Cruz wrongly claimed that a 2013 Hurricane Sandy relief bill was “filled with pork and unrelated spending,” estimating that “two-thirds of what was spent in that bill had little or nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy.”
Hurricane Harvey has brought with it both a record amount of rain and questions about how much climate change can be blamed for the storm. Climate change did not cause Harvey, or any other storm, but it makes intense storms like Harvey more likely to occur, scientists say.
Q: Did President Donald Trump fire 14 Muslim federal judges?
A: No. The satirical website that originally published the story describes itself as “your beacon of something you can kinda rely on sometimes but not really.”
A GOP super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a digital campaign ad about “Chemtrail Kelli” that could leave Arizona voters with a false impression about Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s 2018 primary opponent.
Q: Did the Supreme Court rule that President Donald Trump can build a border wall without the approval of Congress?
A: No. That story comes from a website that “makes no guarantee that anything you find here will be based at all in reality.”
In this fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org examine the comments that President Donald Trump made to supporters in Arizona about the violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.