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SCOTUS Nomination: What Polls Say

Democrats say the public overwhelmingly support hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The polls, however, are not as settled as the Democrats make them out to be.

Video: Male and Female Mosquitoes

FlackCheck.org’s latest video explains the difference between male and female mosquitoes when it comes to transmission of viruses, like Zika.

Yes, Trump Said Bush ‘Lied’

Donald Trump denied that he ever accused President George W. Bush of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “I didn’t say lie,” Trump said. That’s false. Trump at least twice — most recently in a debate last month — said Bush “lied.”

Cruz’s SCOTUS Stretch

Sen. Ted Cruz claims that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is “precisely” the kind of nominee “that a dealmaker like Donald Trump would support.” Trump has named two possible nominees, both Republican appointees.

Obama’s Funeral Attendance

Q: Is President Obama the only president not to attend funeral services for a sitting Supreme Court justice (Antonin Scalia) or a former first lady (Nancy Reagan)?

A: Obama is not the first president to miss the funeral of a sitting justice, and presidents rarely attend the funerals of former first ladies.

Trump’s False Muslim Claim

Trump wrongly claimed that a Pew Research Center survey found that among the world’s Muslims, “27 percent, could be 35 percent, would go to war” against the U.S.

Clinton on Sanders’ Health Care History

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton said, “I don’t know where [Bernie Sanders] was when I was trying to get health care in ’93 and ’94.” Sanders cosponsored a single-payer health insurance bill in 1993, and Clinton thanked him for his work on the issue that year.

‘Temperature’ at Trump Rallies

Asked if he would consider lowering the temperature at his rallies when protests erupt, Donald Trump said, “I think, in many cases, I do lower the temperature.” But in many cases he has not.