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No ‘Charges Filed’ Against Beto O’Rourke

Q: Were “charges filed” against U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke of Texas for accepting an “illegal $10 million campaign donation” from CNN?

A: No. A Libertarian opponent filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, claiming CNN’s town hall event with O’Rourke was worth $10 million.

Americans for Prosperity

A conservative/libertarian group founded by billionaire businessmen David and Charles Koch.

Partisan Site Revives Old Pence Controversy

Q: Was “VP Mike Pence Busted Stealing Campaign Funds To Pay His Mortgage”?

A: He used campaign funds for personal expenses during his run for Congress in 1990, but the Federal Election Commission could not agree on whether he violated campaign finance laws.

FactChecking Russian President Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin made several false and misleading claims during his press conference in Finland with President Donald Trump and in an interview with Fox News.

Americas PAC

A conservative PAC that has specialized in attempting to convince minority voters to support Republican candidates.

Restoration PAC

A conservative super PAC that supports or opposes candidates based on their adherence to the “Blueprint for the Restoration of America.”

Club for Growth Action

The super PAC of the conservative Club for Growth, which advocates for limited government.

Trump’s Education Exaggeration

Donald Trump claimed in an Indiana speech that the U.S. ranks “last in education” and “first in terms of spending per pupil” among 30 countries. He’s wrong on both counts, as measured by federal and international organizations.

Video: Cruz’s ‘Outsider’ Stretch

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org examine Sen. Ted Cruz’s claim that he and Sen. Bernie Sanders are alike when it comes to raising campaign funds.