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Are Wages Rising or Flat?

Are Wages Rising or Flat?

Parsing the political claims on wages is an exercise in fun with statistics. There are several different ways to measure what’s happened to workers’ paychecks, leading to disparate and conflicting claims, and confusing messages to voters.

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

In this video, we review claims made during the first Democratic debate by Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio.

Harris’ Campaign Kickoff Claims

Harris’ Campaign Kickoff Claims

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris made a few false and misleading claims in two events that kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign.

Sanders’ Misleading Wage Claim

Sanders’ Misleading Wage Claim

Sen. Bernie Sanders claims that “the average American worker today, despite the strong economy, is not getting ahead.” Not so. Hourly wages have been rising faster than inflation for years, and that trend has continued under President Donald Trump.