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Video: Hearst on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi

Video: Hearst on Trump’s Letter to Pelosi

Hearst TV’s WCVB 5, in Boston, aired a segment on our annotation of President Donald Trump’s Dec. 17 letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the impeachment vote.

Please Support Our Work in 2020

Please Support Our Work in 2020

We hope that once again we can count on your financial support in 2020 — a presidential election year that promises to be even more challenging for fact-checkers and voters.

The Whoppers of 2019

The Whoppers of 2019

Our compilation of the most egregious falsehoods of the year.

Biden Exaggerates Science on Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

Biden Exaggerates Science on Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden claimed without evidence that “more people are coming home from Iraq with brain cancer” than “any other war,” and blamed burn pits for the purported increase. But existing statistics do not bear that out, and the evidence on the cancer risk of burn pits is inconclusive.

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

Trump’s Letter to Pelosi, Annotated

We annotated President Donald Trump’s Dec. 17 letter to House Speaker Pelosi, providing brief summaries and links to more information for statements by the president that we have fact-checked before.

Pelosi’s Bipartisanship Boast

Pelosi’s Bipartisanship Boast

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others have claimed the Democratic-controlled House has passed “more than 275 bipartisan bills” that are being blocked in the Republican-controlled Senate. But that list includes bills with as few as one Republican vote.

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

Trump Renews Unfounded Claim on Debate Mic

President Donald Trump wrongly claimed the Commission on Presidential Debates was “forced to publicly apologize for modulating” his microphone in the first 2016 general election debate.

Video: Trump’s Claims on IG Report and Russia Investigation

Video: Trump’s Claims on IG Report and Russia Investigation

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at President Donald Trump’s claims, past and current, about the FBI’s now-concluded investigation into whether Trump campaign officials coordinated with Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. 

Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise

Trump Mocks Global Warming, Lowballs Sea Level Rise

President Donald Trump mocked concerns about global warming, saying that oceans would rise just “[o]ne-eighth of an inch within the next 250 years.” Although he may have been joking, his figure is many times lower than scientific estimates.

Another Dubious Trump Attack on ‘Fake News’

Another Dubious Trump Attack on ‘Fake News’

President Trump accused CNN of manipulating video to make it appear that “massive crowds” protested his decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But we couldn’t find any CNN video that had been manipulated in the ways Trump claimed, and the White House didn’t provide any evidence, either.