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Clinton Counties

Q: In the election, did Hillary Clinton only win 57 out of 3,141 counties? 
A: No. Clinton won at least 487 counties, according to two different counts of preliminary results.
 

Trump, Russia and the U.S. Election

President-elect Donald Trump again discounted the possibility that Russia was behind the hacking of U.S. political organizations, including the Democratic National Committee’s servers, despite evidence to the contrary.

Video: Spotting Fake News

We offer a video guide of the advice we detailed in our report “How to Spot Fake News.”

Mailbag: Manufacturing Jobs and Fidel Castro

This week, readers sent us letters about President Barack Obama’s record on manufacturing jobs, and Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim that Obama praised the late Cuban leader Fidel Castro.

Trump’s Campaign-Style Exaggerations

President-elect Donald Trump kicked off his “victory tour” in Cincinnati, delivering a campaign-style speech that contained campaign-style exaggerations.

More False Claims About Fracking

The head of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee falsely claimed that a new report “confirms” that “hydraulic fracturing has not impacted drinking water” in Wyoming. The report said it could not reach “firm conclusions.”

Warren’s Hollow Senate Election Claim

Sen. Elizabeth Warren cited the hollow and misleading statistic that in the recent election the “majority of voters supported Democratic Senate candidates over Republican ones.”

Obama’s Record on Manufacturing Jobs

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said that 805,000 manufacturing jobs have been created since President Barack Obama has been in office. In fact, there has been a net loss of 303,000 manufacturing jobs since January 2009.