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Refugees and Terrorism Investigations

President Donald Trump’s new executive order on foreign nationals entering the U.S. says “more than 300″ refugees in the United States “are currently the subjects of counterterrorism investigations.” But it is a statistic without any context.

Video: Sessions and the Russian Ambassador

In this video, CNN’s Jake Tapper drills down on then-Sen. Jeff Sessions statement that he “did not have communications with the Russians” during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Examining Trump’s Wiretap Claim

With no evidence, President Donald Trump called it a “fact” that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” He compared the alleged surveillance to the criminal acts of “Nixon/Watergate.”

McCaskill’s Russian Flub

Sen. Claire McCaskill called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign for failing to disclose during his confirmation hearing that as a senator he met twice with the Russian ambassador in 2016. She then wrongly said she had “no call from, or meeting with, the Russian ambassador. Ever.”

Trump’s Defense Increase ‘Historic’?

President Donald Trump told the nation’s governors that his first budget would include “a historic increase in defense spending.” But defense experts say that’s not the case.

FactChecking Trump’s CPAC Speech

President Donald Trump made a triumphant return to the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where he made a lot of the same false and misleading claims we’ve been fact-checking for months.

Terrorism and Trump’s Travel Ban

Stephen Miller, a senior White House policy adviser, claimed that 72 people from the seven countries covered by President Trump’s 90-day travel ban “have been implicated in terroristic activity in the United States” since the 9/11 attacks. That’s a gross exaggeration.

Trump Spins Flynn Facts

President Donald Trump has been spinning the facts about Michael Flynn’s resignation Feb. 14 as national security advisor.

Cruz’s Obamacare Whopper

Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that “Obamacare is discouraging people from going to medical school.” Actually, medical school applicants and enrollees are at an all-time high.