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Trump ‘Wants to Abolish VA’?

Hillary Clinton claimed that she “read” that Donald Trump “said he wants to … abolish the VA.” That’s the opposite of what Trump has said.

Rep. Jones Didn’t ‘Empower Obama’

A primary challenger to Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina falsely claims Jones “caved to Obama” and “empowered Obama to cut a deal with Iran.”

Video: Trump’s Tax Returns

Donald Trump says “there’s nothing to learn” from his income tax returns — a false claim that is the subject of this week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Groundhog Friday

In an effort to hold politicians accountable, repeatedly, for reiterating the same false claims, over and over again, we launch Groundhog Friday, an occasional wrap-up of recent repeats.

Does Obama Want a Higher Pension?

No. Obama requested an additional $588,000 in FY2017 to cover pensions and other costs for four former presidents plus “new spending for new former President Barack Obama.”

Bill Clinton’s Economic Exaggerations

Former President Bill Clinton — who will be called upon to help revitalize the U.S. economy if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency — made two inaccurate economic claims in a recent speech in Kentucky.

Misleading Attack on Strickland

An ad from a super PAC attacking Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland in Ohio misleads on several counts.

Trump on Hairspray and Ozone

For at least five years, Donald Trump has been making false claims about hairspray and its impact on the ozone layer.

Harry Reid’s Wild Exaggerations

In a floor speech, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid made some wildly exaggerated claims about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s endorsement of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.