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Partisan Spin on Benghazi

The Republican chairman and ranking Democrat on the House Benghazi committee each distorted the facts during TV appearances to discuss the committee’s work.

Ben Carson on Nonprofit Failures

Ben Carson said “9 out of 10 nonprofits fail.” Yet data on nonprofits show that half of the organizations that received their tax-exempt status 20 years ago were still considered active by the IRS in 2015.

Bush Misleads on Premium Growth

Jeb Bush said President Obama promised to lower health insurance premiums. Actually, the president promised to cut the rate of growth in premiums.

The Oregon Shooting and Gun-Free Zones

After a mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates said the school was a “gun-free zone.” That’s not exactly accurate.

Clinton: Economy Better Under Democrats

Hillary Clinton says the U.S. economy does better with a Democrat in the White House. But a report cited by her campaign as evidence doesn’t give credit to Democratic fiscal policies.

Three Democratic Debate Lowlights

In this week’s collaboration with FactCheck.org, Jake Tapper of CNN’s “State of the Union” tackles three claims from the first Democratic debate.

Sanders Misleads on Social Security

Sen. Bernie Sanders repeats a Democratic talking point in saying that Social Security hasn’t contributed “one penny” — or “one nickel” — to the deficit. In fact, it contributed $73 billion to the deficit in 2014.

‘Nobody Did Anything Wrong’ on Benghazi?

The subject of this week’s fact-checking collaboration with CNN’s Jake Tapper is Hillary Clinton’s comment that all of the government investigations into the terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi concluded that “nobody did anything wrong.”