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Sessions vs. Sessions on Separating Families

Sessions vs. Sessions on Separating Families

Attorney General Jeff Sessions now says that the administration “never really intended” to separate families as part of its zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. But Sessions had previously acknowledged that that’s what would happen under this policy.

More Bogus Border Claims

More Bogus Border Claims

During the ongoing family-separation controversy, President Donald Trump and others have made false or misleading statements on several immigration issues.

Conspiracy Theory Follows Call For ‘Space Force’

Conspiracy Theory Follows Call For ‘Space Force’

Q: Did President Donald Trump call for the creation of a “space force” to fight off an “alien attack”?

A: No. The president did request exploration of a “space force,” but it is unrelated to extraterrestrial activity.

Did the Obama Administration Separate Families?

Did the Obama Administration Separate Families?

In defending its “zero tolerance” border policy that has caused the separation of families, the Trump administration has argued that the Obama and Bush administrations did this too. That’s misleading. Experts say there were some separations under previous administrations, but no blanket policy to prosecute parents and, therefore, separate them from their children.

Nielsen’s Rhetoric on Family Separations

Nielsen’s Rhetoric on Family Separations

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has resorted to a rhetorical sleight of hand in recent days to defend the Trump administration’s policy of separating families that illegally cross the border.

Q&A on Border Detention of Children

Q&A on Border Detention of Children

The controversy surrounding family separations at the U.S. Southern border has prompted outrage, opinions and finger-pointing. It has also raised a number of questions, including from our readers. We answer those questions here.

Trump Didn’t Fire Muslim Judge

Trump Didn’t Fire Muslim Judge

Q: Did President Trump fire Judge Salam al Alsawatha Malallahafa?

A: No. The claim originated on a satire website.

Partisan Website Recycles Old Charges

Partisan Website Recycles Old Charges

Q: Has the “head” of the Democratic Party been “hauled out in handcuffs”?

A: No. A partisan website has used decade-old charges against an Alabama Democrat as clickbait.

Emily’s List/Women Vote!

Political committees devoted to electing Democratic women candidates who support a legal right to abortion.