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Not Just the No-Fly List

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton criticized Republicans for rejecting a Democratic amendment that would have “block[ed] suspected terrorists from buying guns who are on the no-fly list.” But the measure went beyond the no-fly list.

Rep. Jones Didn’t ‘Empower Obama’

A primary challenger to Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina falsely claims Jones “caved to Obama” and “empowered Obama to cut a deal with Iran.”

Cruz Wrong on San Bernardino Shooter

Sen. Ted Cruz claimed that the woman involved in the San Bernardino, California, shooting had “publicly posted on social media calls to jihad.” There were no such public messages, according to the director of the FBI.

Rubio Oversimplifies FBI-Apple Battle

Sen. Marco Rubio said the FBI has asked Apple to disable “the auto-erase mode on one phone in the entire world.” But the FBI, which is seeking access to the San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, has asked Apple to write software that could do more than that.

False Debate Claims Put in Ads

Two claims from the fifth Republican debate that we flagged as misleading are now being used in new TV ads.

Video: Whoppers of the Year

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper picks a whopper of the year from the top Democratic and Republican candidates for president to discuss in his weekly fact-checking video.