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FactChecking Biden’s Campaign-Style Speeches

FactChecking Biden’s Campaign-Style Speeches

President Joe Biden has been giving a series of campaign-style speeches, touting the success of his economic policies, which he calls “Bidenomics,” and talking about his efforts to diversify the federal courts. But we found that some of his claims were wrong or imprecise.

FactChecking Trump’s Remarks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference

FactChecking Trump’s Remarks at the Faith & Freedom Coalition Conference

In June 24 remarks, former President Donald Trump made misleading claims about the reach of the National Archives and Records Administration and the federal charges he is facing for allegedly retaining classified documents after he was no longer in office. Trump also made an unsubstantiated claim about President Joe Biden.

Republican Claims About Hunter Biden Offenses

Republican Claims About Hunter Biden Offenses

Several Republican lawmakers have objected to a plea deal between the Department of Justice and Hunter Biden, the president’s son, claiming it was “a slap on the wrist.” We’ll explain the plea and what we know about several other offenses Republicans say Hunter Biden committed, some of which are unsubstantiated.

Trump, Iran and the ‘Highly Confidential’ Document

Trump, Iran and the ‘Highly Confidential’ Document

In an interview with Fox News, former President Donald Trump denied showing a classified plan of a U.S. attack on Iran when he met in July 2021 with four people who lacked security clearances — contrary to an audio transcript of Trump contained in the 37-count federal indictment against him.

Trump’s Distortions of Federal Indictment

Trump’s Distortions of Federal Indictment

In the days leading up to his June 13 arraignment and in a speech several hours afterward, former President Donald Trump distorted what the federal indictment against him said and made faulty comparisons to other politicians’ actions.

Q&A on Trump’s Federal Indictment

Q&A on Trump’s Federal Indictment

On June 9, the Department of Justice unsealed a 44-page indictment against former President Donald Trump detailing allegations not only of mishandling sensitive classified documents after he left office, but of obstructing federal officials who tried to get them back. Here, we answer some questions about the indictment.

FactChecking Pence’s Presidential Announcement

FactChecking Pence’s Presidential Announcement

Mike Pence formally jumped into the 2024 presidential race on June 7, becoming the first vice president in 83 years to challenge a president under whom he served. We fact-checked his remarks on the day he announced his candidacy.

FactChecking Chris Christie’s Presidential Announcement

FactChecking Chris Christie’s Presidential Announcement

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie kicked off his campaign for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination with a June 6 town hall in Manchester, New Hampshire. We fact-checked his remarks, which included false or misleading claims about former President Donald Trump, the current Republican front-runner, whom Christie attacked several times.

FactChecking Haley’s CNN Town Hall

FactChecking Haley’s CNN Town Hall

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley — a former governor of South Carolina and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during former President Donald Trump’s administration — made a few false and misleading statements in a June 4 town hall on CNN.