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Are Wages Rising or Flat?

Parsing the political claims on wages is an exercise in fun with statistics. There are several different ways to measure what’s happened to workers’ paychecks, leading to disparate and conflicting claims, and confusing messages to voters.

Headlines Twist Old Report on State Department

A false story spread across social media wrongly claims that NBC News reported that Hillary Clinton “covered up” a “pedophile ring” at the Department of State. The report is from 2013 and did not say that.

Trump’s Baseless Accusation of Mueller ‘Crime’

President Donald Trump — without evidence — accused special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally deleting the text messages of two people who had been assigned to the Russia investigation.

Trump Accuser Targeted With TV Clip

A clip from an old episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is being used to discredit a woman who recently accused President Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. The clip doesn’t prove that she is a “fraud,” as the headline of a story claims.

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

In this video, we review claims made during the first Democratic debate by Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio.

Facts on Warren’s Wealth Tax Plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren likes to say, “I’ve got a plan for that.” She has lots of plans, but there is one on which many of the others hinge: her plan for an “Ultra-Millionaire Tax,” an annual wealth tax on all assets over $50 million. We’ll answer several questions about how it would work and what it might raise.