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No Democratic Prostitute Ring in N.J.

Q: Were three Democratic state senators arrested in New Jersey for running a prostitution ring?

A: No. The senators named in the story don’t even exist.

Cruz Wrong on Sandy Relief

Sen. Ted Cruz wrongly claimed that a 2013 Hurricane Sandy relief bill was “filled with pork and unrelated spending,” estimating that “two-thirds of what was spent in that bill had little or nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy.”

Spinning Trump’s Taxes

Donald Trump’s top surrogates took to the Sunday talk shows to put the best spin on a New York Times story about the GOP presidential nominee reporting a loss of $916 million on his personal income taxes in 1995.

Trump Surrogates Spin ‘Birther’ Narrative

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie falsely claimed that Donald Trump did not question President Barack Obama’s birthplace “on a regular basis” after the president produced his long-form birth certificate in April 2011.

Groundhog Friday

This week’s Groundhog Friday — a wrap-up of political claims we’ve debunked before — includes assertions about illegal immigration, tax returns, jobs, wages, the Iraq War and the trade deficit.

Clinton Wrong About Wall Street Attacks

Hillary Clinton falsely claimed she is “the only candidate” in the presidential campaign “on either side” who has been attacked in advertising funded by “Wall Street financiers and hedge fund managers.”

Christie’s Contradictions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS’ “Face the Nation” contradicted two of his previous statements, on Planned Parenthood and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

Christie PAC Wrong About Gitmo

A TV ad from a pro-Chris Christie super PAC shows the New Jersey governor saying, “30 percent of the people the president has released from Guantanamo have gone back in the terrorism business.” That’s way off.