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The Extreme Weather-Warming Connection

Rep. Lamar Smith made several incorrect claims in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece regarding connections between climate change and severe weather.

Clinton Spins U.S. Rank on Gender Pay

Hillary Clinton cited data from the World Economic Forum to present a misleading picture of U.S. performance on gender pay disparity compared with other countries around the world.

‘Optimism’ That Fact-Checking Can Work

The American Press Institute published two new studies that it said are “a cause for optimism that fact checking in journalism can lead to a better-informed public.”

No ‘Veto Power’ for Clinton on Uranium Deal

The author of “Clinton Cash” falsely claimed Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State had “veto power” and “could have stopped” Russia from buying a company with extensive uranium mining operations in the U.S.

Clinton on Global Domestic Violence Laws

Hillary Clinton says “more than half the nations in the world” have no laws on domestic violence. But the U.N. reports that 125 countries — two-thirds of all nations — had such laws as of April 2011.

Is Marijuana Really a ‘Gateway Drug’?

Though there are correlations between marijuana use and other drugs, there is no conclusive evidence that one actually causes the other. The science on this topic is far from settled.

Fact-Checking Is More Popular than Politicians

New research shows fact-checking is a measurably effective tool for correcting political misinformation and increases the audiences’ political knowledge. It is also growing at a dramatic rate.

Chris Christie Spins Economic Data

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a couple of economic claims at a recent forum in New Hampshire that may seem startling at first — until placed into context.