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Video: FactChecking Trump’s Big Speech

Video: FactChecking Trump’s Big Speech

In this video, we review five false, misleading or exaggerated claims from President Donald Trump’s acceptance speech on Aug. 27 at the Republican National Convention.

Republican Convention Night 2

Republican Convention Night 2

The fact-checking fodder included claims about the economy, the Democratic nominee and the president’s actions. 

Posts Distort Impact of Biden’s Tax Plan on Middle-Income Earners

Posts Distort Impact of Biden’s Tax Plan on Middle-Income Earners

Facebook posts falsely claim that under Joe Biden, the “tax rate on a family making 75000 dollars would go from 12% to 25%.” Biden’s proposal does not call for a tax increase on those making less than $400,000, though analysts say an increased corporate tax rate could effectively result in a small tax increase for middle-income earners. 

Republican Convention Opening Night

Republican Convention Opening Night

On Day 1, Republicans made numerous false and misleading claims on tax cuts, the economy, immigration and COVID-19, among other topics.

Biden’s Greatest Hits

Biden’s Greatest Hits

A compendium of the top false and misleading claims by the Democratic presidential candidate.

FactChecking Sen. Kamala Harris

FactChecking Sen. Kamala Harris

As a former 2020 presidential candidate, Sen. Kamala Harris — now presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate — was on our fact-checking radar this election cycle. Here’s a rundown of the claims we addressed.

Trump Distorts Biden’s Tax Plan

Trump Distorts Biden’s Tax Plan

President Donald Trump falsely claims that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s tax plan would result in “doubling and tripling your taxes.”

The Whoppers of 2019

The Whoppers of 2019

Our compilation of the most egregious falsehoods of the year.