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Trump Didn’t Increase Social Security

Q: Did President Trump increase monthly payments to Social Security beneficiaries?

A: No. Trump had nothing to do with the automatic cost-of-living increases for 2017, which were announced by the Social Security Administration last October.

Bogus Visa Waiver Stories

Q: Did President Trump sign an executive order allowing foreign nationals from various countries to enter the U.S. without a visa?

A: No. That bogus claim was made in a series of articles published by fake news websites.

Phony Prayer Rug Story

Q: Did the Obama White House hold Islamic prayer five times a day, and provide prayer rugs for Muslim employees and visitors?

A: No. This is a hoax perpetuated by a satirical news website.

The Final Push: Trump

With the presidential election just a few days away, we offer a sampling of the misleading claims made by Donald Trump during speeches this week.

Make America Number 1

Republican super PAC opposing Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president.

Groundhog Friday

Yes, there were repeated debunked claims yet again in the presidential campaign this week. We summarize our fact-checking of these familiar talking points in our “Groundhog Friday” feature.

Groundhog Friday

We give a rundown of repeated claims in our “Groundhog Friday” feature. This week’s edition includes claims on jobs, Iran, the trade deficit and income inequality.

Groundhog Friday

This edition of Groundhog Friday features repeat claims from Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on the Iran nuclear deal, foreign policy experience and wages.