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No ‘First Grandma’ Charges

Q: Was Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson, charged with larceny and fraud?

A: No. That false claim piggybacks on a fake news story that we already wrote about.

The 24 Million Talking Point

Democrats say the House Republican health care bill would throw 24 million people off their health insurance. But the Congressional Budget Office said that figure includes some who would choose not to have insurance and some who would have had coverage in the future under current law.

Republican Health Care Spin

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and House Speaker Paul Ryan engaged in partisan spin in talking about the Republican health care bill that was passed by the House last week.

Video: Trump’s Tax Plan

CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org look at President Donald Trump’s statement that he will “end up paying more than I pay right now” under his tax-cut proposal.

Is Congress Exempt from GOP Health Bill?

Q: Does the new GOP health care bill apply to members of Congress and their families?

A: For procedural reasons, the bill passed by House Republicans exempted lawmakers from some of its effects. But a stand-alone bill passed unanimously would do away with that exemption if the legislation becomes law.

Trump on the Paris Agreement

Trump made two claims about the Paris Agreement, a global accord aimed at addressing climate change, that require context.

The Preexisting Conditions Debate

Democrats and Republicans have made competing claims on whether the latest version of the GOP health care bill maintains protections for people with preexisting medical conditions. We’ll go through what the legislation now proposes on this issue.

Russia’s Ban on Jehovah’s Witnesses

Q: Did President Trump urge Jehovah’s Witnesses to seek asylum in the U.S. after the religious group was banned in Russia?

A: No. A fake news story attributed that statement to Trump.

Clinton Wrong on Debate Claim

Hillary Clinton, who declared that she is “now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” falsely claimed that no debate moderator ever asked Donald Trump, “how are you going to create more jobs”? It was asked in two of the three debates.