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Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws

Obama Misrepresents U.S. Gun Laws

In remarks at a technology conference in Brazil, former President Barack Obama misrepresented U.S. gun laws, claiming that “anybody can buy any weapon … without much, if any, regulation,” including “machine guns.”

Social Post Wrong About Obama’s Tax Returns

Social Post Wrong About Obama’s Tax Returns

Former President Barack Obama, like many major party presidential nominees before him, released his tax returns — despite a popular social media post that implies otherwise.

The Facts on Fuel Economy Standards

The Facts on Fuel Economy Standards

We unpack the complicated and contentious world of fuel economy standards, and explain why some experts aren’t buying some of the Trump administration’s arguments for why stricter Obama-era standards should be loosened.

Spinning GDP

Spinning GDP

The White House is claiming the economy grew 3.1 percent last year, but it is spinning the numbers — focusing on a little-used measure to make the economy look a little more robust than it does measured the usual way.

Posts Distort Facts on Obama, Flint

Posts Distort Facts on Obama, Flint

Social media posts distort the facts to misleadingly claim that President Barack Obama “declared Flint water crisis a National Emergency and never fixed it.”

Trump Is Wrong About Fact-Checkers

Trump Is Wrong About Fact-Checkers

President Trump falsely suggested that fact-checkers didn’t hold then-President Barack Obama accountable for his false promise that if you like your health care plan or your doctor, you can keep them under the Affordable Care Act. We wrote as far back as 2009 that Obama couldn’t make that promise to everyone.

Wheeler’s Misleading Carbon Emissions Math

Wheeler’s Misleading Carbon Emissions Math

During his confirmation hearing on Jan. 16, Andrew Wheeler, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency, repeatedly used a misleading statistic to defend the EPA’s proposed replacement for the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan.