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Trump’s Claims Don’t Add Up

The president’s speech on the Republican tax plan oversold the benefits of tax cuts and strayed from the facts on other issues.

Cotton’s False Insurance Assurance

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton falsely claimed that the amended Senate tax bill eliminating the penalty for not buying health insurance would have “no impact on anyone” who buys coverage through the exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act.

The Democrats’ Inaccurate Talking Point

An estimated 13 million fewer Americans would have health insurance by 2025 if the health care law’s individual mandate is repealed. But that doesn’t mean that all 13 million would be kicked off their insurance plans, as some Democrats claim.

GOP, Democrats Spin Tax Plan

Leaders in both parties make false and misleading claims about the GOP’s $1.5 trillion tax cut plan.

Video Backs Wilson, Not Kelly

Rep. Frederica Wilson said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got the facts wrong when he said that Wilson took credit for getting the funding for an FBI office in Miramar, Florida. The evidence supports Wilson.

Ralph Northam’s ‘Sell Out’ Stretch

A TV ad from Democrat Ralph Northam strains to portray Republican Ed Gillespie as a lobbyist who sold out workers by fighting “to give billions to Wall Street banks.”

NRA Exec’s False Gun Claim

The head of the National Rifle Association’s political and lobbying arm incorrectly described a repealed Social Security Administration reporting requirement for gun background checks as targeting senior citizens “who asked for help handling their finances.”

Trump Nixed Gun-Control Rule

Q: Did President Donald Trump repeal a rule that aims to block some people with mental disorders from buying guns?
A: Yes. The Social Security Administration is no longer required to submit the names of certain mentally disabled beneficiaries to a federal agency that conducts gun background checks.

Ed Gillespie’s ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Attacks

Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie is airing a misleading TV ad in Virginia that says Democrat Ralph Northam was the “deciding vote” in “favor of sanctuary cities that let dangerous illegal immigrants back on the streets.”

Trump’s U.N. Speech

The president made misleading boasts about his record on the economy and foreign issues.