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Fiorina on Defunding Planned Parenthood

Carly Fiorina falsely claims “the vast majority of Americans” support defunding Planned Parenthood. Actually, national surveys show the opposite: most Americans support continued federal funding.

Trump, Carson on 9/11 ‘Celebrations’

Donald Trump’s discredited claim that Muslims in New Jersey were seen on TV cheering the 9/11 terrorist attacks — and Ben Carson’s initial support of Trump’s remarks — has resulted in more false claims, as both candidates try to explain their statements.

Trump on Bombing ISIS Oil Fields

Donald Trump says the U.S. is “just starting … as of two days ago” to heed his advice to “attack the oil” fields controlled by the Islamic State group. The U.S. has changed its policy, but it happened more than four weeks ago — not two days ago.

Clinton’s Charter School Exaggeration

Hillary Clinton says “most charter schools … don’t take the hardest-to-teach kids. Or if they do, they don’t keep them.” But her campaign could not provide evidence for such a sweeping claim.

Rand Paul on Income Inequality

Sen. Rand Paul claimed that “income inequality seems to be the worst” in the cities and states “run by Democrats.” Paul is right about the cities, but not states. More important, there’s no evidence of a link between Democratic control and income inequality.

O’Malley’s Economic Talking Point

Martin O’Malley often says Maryland earned or achieved “the highest median income of any state in America” when he was governor. In fact, Maryland had the highest median household income before O’Malley became governor.

Benghazi Hearing: What’s New?

Republican and Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi disagree on whether Hillary Clinton’s Oct. 22 testimony produced any new information.

Biden on Bin Laden, Take 2

Vice president Biden now says that he privately advised President Obama to approve the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. That’s different from what Biden and Obama said in 2012.