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Ted Cruz an ‘Outsider’ Like Sanders?

Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that he and Sen. Bernie Sanders are “outsiders” who “don’t find our fuel in bundlers and special interests. But rather directly from the people.” But Cruz’s comparison to Sanders is a bit of a stretch.

Cruz’s Gun Control Deception

Sen. Ted Cruz distorted the facts in saying that Washington, D.C., and Chicago “for years” have been “right at the top of murder rates,” and claiming that most “jurisdictions with the worst murder rates” have “the very strictest gun control laws.”

Sanders Evades Tax Question

When asked about releasing his “full” federal tax returns, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted that “we have released them in the past.” But Sanders has released only his 1040 form, a two-page summary of his federal returns, not his full returns.

Clinton Wrong About Wall Street Attacks

Hillary Clinton falsely claimed she is “the only candidate” in the presidential campaign “on either side” who has been attacked in advertising funded by “Wall Street financiers and hedge fund managers.”

Video: Facts on Melania Trump Photo

After a brief hiatus, CNN’s Jake Tapper returns with a fact-checking video on Donald Trump’s false claim that Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign bought the rights to a racy photo of Trump’s wife, Melania, and gave it to a super PAC.

Fuzzy ‘Math’ in Anti-Trump TV Ad

An image that appears in an anti-Donald Trump TV ad inaccurately shows that Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich combined have more delegates than Trump. In fact, Trump has more delegates than both men combined, 739 to 608.

SCOTUS Nomination: What Polls Say

Democrats say the public overwhelmingly support hearings and a vote on President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. The polls, however, are not as settled as the Democrats make them out to be.

Yes, Trump Said Bush ‘Lied’

Donald Trump denied that he ever accused President George W. Bush of lying about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. “I didn’t say lie,” Trump said. That’s false. Trump at least twice — most recently in a debate last month — said Bush “lied.”

Cruz’s SCOTUS Stretch

Sen. Ted Cruz claims that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, is “precisely” the kind of nominee “that a dealmaker like Donald Trump would support.” Trump has named two possible nominees, both Republican appointees.

‘Temperature’ at Trump Rallies

Asked if he would consider lowering the temperature at his rallies when protests erupt, Donald Trump said, “I think, in many cases, I do lower the temperature.” But in many cases he has not.