Jeb Bush derided the legislative accomplishments of GOP primary rivals, Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, saying they “have a combined two bills that became law that they’ve sponsored.” True, but he ignores the way things work in the Senate.
Q: Did Barack Obama and John Kerry miss 60 percent to 70 percent of their Senate votes while running for president, as Marco Rubio claimed?
A: Yes. Obama missed more than 64 percent of votes in 2008, and Kerry missed even more — nearly 90 percent — in 2004.
Martin O’Malley often says Maryland earned or achieved “the highest median income of any state in America” when he was governor. In fact, Maryland had the highest median household income before O’Malley became governor.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he would use the Department of Education to monitor “extreme political bias” on college campuses, but the example he has cited isn’t as clear-cut as Carson suggests.
The big issue this week was the Republican presidential debates in Boulder, Colorado, and that’s the topic of the latest installment of our weekly fact-checking collaboration with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Donald Trump took multiple bows for getting Ford to change its plans to build new manufacturing facilities in Mexico. The problem: Ford says it hasn’t changed its plans at all.
In this week’s collaboration with FactCheck.org, CNN’s Jake Tapper discusses a new narrative Vice President Biden provided recently: that he told President Obama privately in 2011 that he should go ahead with the mission that ended up killing Osama bin Laden.