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Rhode Island Tax Returns Bill Didn’t Pass

Q: Did Rhode Island pass a bill “to keep Trump off the 2020 ballot”?

A: No. Only one chamber passed a bill to require presidential candidates to disclose their federal tax returns.

Video: Trump’s Press Conference

This video highlights some of the false or misleading statements that Donald Trump made in his first press conference as president-elect.

FactChecking Trump’s Press Conference

In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald Trump repeated some false and misleading claims on jobs, health care and his tax returns.

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

Several claims from the first presidential debate are highlighted in this video from FlackCheck.org, our sister site for political literacy.

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

This week’s Groundhog Friday — a wrap-up of political claims we’ve debunked before — includes assertions about illegal immigration, tax returns, jobs, wages, the Iraq War and the trade deficit.

Kaine Muffs Trump-Nixon Comparison

Tim Kaine says Donald Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns fails to clear even the low ethical bar set by Richard Nixon as a candidate. But Kaine gets some history wrong.

Video: Trump’s Tax Returns

Donald Trump says “there’s nothing to learn” from his income tax returns — a false claim that is the subject of this week’s fact-checking video by CNN’s Jake Tapper.

Groundhog Friday

In an effort to hold politicians accountable, repeatedly, for reiterating the same false claims, over and over again, we launch Groundhog Friday, an occasional wrap-up of recent repeats.