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The President’s Tax Returns

After Democrats gained control of the House in the midterm elections, President Donald Trump repeated his long-running statement that he wouldn’t release his tax returns because they were under audit, making false claims in the process.

Ford Did Not Recant Accusations Against Kavanaugh

Q: Did Christine Blasey Ford recant her accusations of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh?

A: No. Comments by President Trump may have left that impression. But he was referring to a little-known case that had nothing to do with Ford.

Republican Closing Ads: Immigration

In the final days of the 2018 election, Republicans across the country are running TV ads about immigration that falsely accuse some Democrats of wanting “open borders,” plotting to “abolish ICE,” supporting “sanctuary cities” and more.

Democratic Closing Ads: Health Care and Taxes

In the past week, many Democratic ads across the country have focused on health care and taxes, campaign-long themes for the party’s candidates. Some of the ads have used familiar, and misleading, talking points.

Video: Trump’s ‘Form of Telling the Truth’

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s claim that social media is “my form of telling the truth.” As Tapper points out, “social media is where President Trump tells some of his biggest whoppers.”

FactChecking Trump’s Twitter ‘Truth’

President Donald Trump says social media is “my form of telling the truth.” In fact, there are many well-documented examples of Trump — as a candidate and as president — spreading false information on Twitter.

Viral Meme Misidentifies Nazi Guard as Soros

Q: Is there a bogus viral meme circulating online that purports to show Holocaust survivor George Soros as a Nazi soldier?

A: It is bogus. The photo in the meme is of a Nazi guard who died earlier this year. It is not Soros.

Trump’s Call to ‘Bring Back the Death Penalty’

At a campaign rally hours after the mass murder in Pittsburgh, President Donald Trump told his supporters “we have to bring back the death penalty.” The federal government and 31 states already have the death penalty. But there hasn’t been a federal execution in 15 years, and state executions have sharply declined in recent years.