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Pelosi’s ‘Crumbs’ Comment in Context

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence ridiculed House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for likening $1,000 bonuses paid to some employees as a result of the GOP tax cuts to “crumbs.” We’re providing the fuller context of Pelosi’s “crumbs” remarks.

Groundhog Friday, Groundhog Day Edition

Politicians often make the same claims over and over again, leaving us fact-checkers empathizing with Bill Murray’s character in that 1993 classic “Groundhog Day.” This week was no different.

Video: Trump’s State of the Union

This video reviews President Donald Trump’s claims in the State of the Union about trade, job creation, auto plants, wages, immigration and U.S. aid to developing countries.

Ice Caps at Record Low, Not High

In a recent interview with the British station ITV, President Donald Trump falsely implied the globe’s ice caps are at “record” high levels. But ice caps generally have been declining worldwide.

Trump Takes Undue Credit on Black Unemployment

Firing back at criticism from Jay-Z, President Donald Trump went too far when he claimed the black unemployment rate is the lowest in recorded history “because of my policies.”

Video: Women Employment Under Trump

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews a White House talking point about the increase in the number of women employees on the president’s watch.

Democrats’ Misleading Tax Line

The Republican tax plan was signed into law just last month, and Democrats already have a well-worn, and misleading, talking point about it.

A Misleading Talking Point on Women Workers

President Donald Trump and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway have been boasting lately about the increase in the number of women employees on the president’s watch as a sign of economic progress. But the increase is the smallest since 2012 and below the historical norm.

Durbin and the Filibuster ‘Myth’

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin defended the filibuster, claiming getting rid of it “would be the end of the Senate as it was originally devised and created going back to our Founding Fathers.” But the filibuster wasn’t part of the Senate rules when it was created.