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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.

Mailbag: Bernie Sanders on the Rich

This week, readers sent us letters about a claim made by Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is running for the Democratic nomination for president, about income inequality in the United States.

Sanders Stretches State of the Rich

Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that in the United States, “almost all of the wealth rests in the hands of the few.” He exaggerates. At most, the top 0.1 percent of U.S. families own 22 percent of the nation’s wealth.

Obama’s Numbers (July 2015 Update)

As we do every three months, we offer here a fresh update of selected statistical indicators of what has happened since Barack Obama first took the oath of office in January 2009.

Video: Sanders on Income and Wealth

This video looks at Sen. Bernie Sanders’ claim that America has “more income and wealth inequality than any other major country on earth.”