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Trump Distorts New Regulation Extending ‘Obamacare’ to DACA Recipients

Trump Distorts New Regulation Extending ‘Obamacare’ to DACA Recipients

A new Biden administration rule will make recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals eligible to obtain health insurance plans established by the Affordable Care Act. But former President Donald Trump has mischaracterized the regulation, claiming that it is “giving Obamacare and all free government health care to illegal aliens.”

Unsupported Claim About Biden Paying Rent for ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Unsupported Claim About Biden Paying Rent for ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Michigan officials have said that only people who the federal government has determined are in the U.S. legally are eligible for a state program that temporarily pays rent for refugees and other qualifying immigrants. But a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump claims that President Joe Biden “is paying rent for illegals.”

FactChecking Biden on Inflation, Other Claims

FactChecking Biden on Inflation, Other Claims

When President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, the U.S. annual rate of inflation was 1.4% — far from the 9% inflation Biden falsely said in a May 8 interview that he inherited. Inflation rose quickly in Biden’s first year, but it didn’t hit 9% until 17 months into his presidency.

Tim Scott’s False and Misleading Claims About Unemployment

Tim Scott’s False and Misleading Claims About Unemployment

Republican Sen. Tim Scott has claimed that African Americans, Hispanics and Asians all had their lowest unemployment rate under former President Donald Trump. But the lowest unemployment rate on record for African Americans was under President Joe Biden, and the lowest unemployment rate for Hispanics was the same under both presidents.

Pro-Trump Super PAC Edits Biden’s Past Comment About Deportations

Pro-Trump Super PAC Edits Biden’s Past Comment About Deportations

A TV ad from a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump features a clip of President Joe Biden only saying “nobody is going to be deported,” falsely suggesting that Biden promised his administration would never deport anyone who entered the U.S. illegally.

FactChecking Biden’s Swing-State Stops in Pennsylvania

FactChecking Biden’s Swing-State Stops in Pennsylvania

While former President Donald Trump spent much of his week in court, President Joe Biden visited the swing state of Pennsylvania for three days and gave speeches in Scranton, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. We flagged some false and misleading claims, including several common talking points.

Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

Familiar Claims in a Familiar Presidential Race

As a primer for the 2024 election, here’s our guide to the top 10 falsehoods and distortions — so far — in terms of Trump’s and Biden’s propensity to repeat them.

Fairshake

A pro-cryptocurrency super PAC that supports candidates who back policies favorable to that industry.

FactChecking RFK Jr.’s V.P. Announcement

FactChecking RFK Jr.’s V.P. Announcement

In announcing his choice for vice president, independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and his running mate, Nicole Shanahan, made statements that were false or misleading.