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Trump’s Phony ‘Fake News’ Claims

President Donald Trump often dismisses news stories or media outlets that he doesn’t like as “fake news.” But there are times, too, when he has labeled accurate reporting as “fake news” or spread false information himself, while at the same time accusing the media of being “fake” or “dishonest.”

Pelosi Inflates Tax Cuts

Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi claimed that the new tax law will provide “at least a $1.3 trillion tax break for corporations.” That’s misleading.

Manufacturing Jobs ‘Roaring Back’?

Vice President Mike Pence touted the latest jobs report as proof that “manufacturing is roaring back.” The previous administration made a similar claim, but experts then and now said it’s premature to declare a manufacturing renaissance.

Response to Iranian Protests, Then and Now

Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that former President Barack Obama “repeatedly failed to express America’s solidarity with the Iranian protesters” in 2009.

A Guide to the Tax Changes

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is now law. Here we compare some of the major provisions of the new law with previous tax code.

The Whoppers of 2017

President Trump monopolizes our list of the year’s worst falsehoods and bogus claims.

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Trump’s False Black Home Ownership Claim

President Donald Trump made the false claim that “black home ownership just hit the highest level it has ever been in the history of our country.” That’s not remotely accurate.

Video: Claims about the GOP Tax Plan

In this video, we highlight six common — and inaccurate — claims from Republicans and Democrats about the GOP tax plans.

Al Franken on GOP Support for Roy Moore

Sen. Al Franken said Republican Roy Moore — who has been accused of sexual misconduct with teenage girls — is running for the U.S. Senate “with the full support of his party.” That’s not entirely accurate.