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FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

FactChecking the January Democratic Debate

In the final Democratic debate before the Iowa caucuses, there were fewer candidates — only six — but more than a few false, misleading and exaggerated claims.

FactChecking Trump’s Iran Address

FactChecking Trump’s Iran Address

In an address to the nation a day after an Iranian attack on military bases housing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, President Donald Trump made some dubious, misleading and inaccurate claims.

Conway, Pompeo on Iranian Cultural Sites

Conway, Pompeo on Iranian Cultural Sites

President Trump twice threatened to target cultural sites in Iran if Iranian leaders retaliate for the killing of Qasem Soleimani. Even so, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway falsely claimed that Trump never made such a threat.

Warning: Census ‘Security Alert’ Is a Hoax

Warning: Census ‘Security Alert’ Is a Hoax

Posts circulating on Facebook falsely claim that people posing as “officials” from the “Department of Home Affairs” are going door-to-door to confirm “that everyone has a valid ID” for the 2020 census. The Census Bureau says this is a hoax.

Video: Jake Tapper on 2019 ‘Whoppers’

Video: Jake Tapper on 2019 ‘Whoppers’

In our final fact-checking video of the year with CNN’s “State of the Union,” Jake Tapper looks back at the “biggest whoppers” of 2019.

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Please Support Our Work in 2020

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The Whoppers of 2019

The Whoppers of 2019

Our compilation of the most egregious falsehoods of the year.

Pelosi’s Bipartisanship Boast

Pelosi’s Bipartisanship Boast

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others have claimed the Democratic-controlled House has passed “more than 275 bipartisan bills” that are being blocked in the Republican-controlled Senate. But that list includes bills with as few as one Republican vote.