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A False Headline About Free Tuition

Q: Is Western Kentucky University offering free tuition to black students because of slavery?

A: No. The school does not plan to adopt a resolution passed by the Student Government Association demanding “full and free access” for black students.

Rand Paul’s Subsidies Twist

Sen. Rand Paul, who opposes the Senate health care bill, says subsidies “are actually greater under the Republican bill than they are under the current Obamacare law.” But the CBO says the average subsidy under the bill would be “significantly lower than the average subsidy under current law.”

Video: Trump on Toyota’s Investment

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper explains why President Donald Trump was wrong to take credit for Toyota’s plan to invest over $1 billion in its largest manufacturing plant in Kentucky.

Bill Clinton’s Economic Exaggerations

Former President Bill Clinton — who will be called upon to help revitalize the U.S. economy if Hillary Clinton wins the presidency — made two inaccurate economic claims in a recent speech in Kentucky.

FlackCheck Video: Rand Paul Announcement

This “Campaign Watch” video from FactCheck.org’s sister website, FlackCheck.org, covers some claims made by Sen. Rand Paul that we fact-checked before and after he made his announcement to run for president.

FactChecking Rand Paul

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is now the second major Republican candidate to officially declare he will run for president. We present a sampling of some past claims from Paul that we have reviewed on our site.

Rand Paul Exaggerates Tax Credit Fraud

Sen. Paul falsely claimed that a tax credit program for low-income workers has a “fraud rate” of 25 percent and costs taxpayers “$20 billion to $30 billion.” Paul cited a report by the Government Accountability Office, but that’s not what the report said.

2014 Campaign Whoppers

No shortage of tall tales in the midterm elections, from both parties.

Grimes Ad Misses the Mark on McConnell

Thought you’d seen it all this political season? An ad from Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes criticizes Sen. Mitch McConnell for his vote on a bill that President Obama praised, and even thanked McConnell by name for supporting.

The Uninsured in Kentucky

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes disagreed at their Oct. 13 debate on how many Kentuckians had gained health insurance through the state exchange.