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Are Wages Rising or Flat?

Parsing the political claims on wages is an exercise in fun with statistics. There are several different ways to measure what’s happened to workers’ paychecks, leading to disparate and conflicting claims, and confusing messages to voters.

Video: FactChecking the First Debate

In this video, we review claims made during the first Democratic debate by Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio.

No Evidence Sen. Harris, Smollett Are Related

Viral posts have erroneously claimed that Sen. Kamala Harris is the aunt of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, who police have accused of faking a hate crime.

Bogus Booker Quote Lifted from Satirical Story

Q: Did Sen. Cory Booker say he’s “sick and tired of the Constitution … manipulating everything we do”?

A: No. That viral quote was lifted from a satirical story.

Kavanaugh Files: The Affordable Care Act

Several Democratic senators have claimed that Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh’s history shows he would be a danger on the court to the Affordable Care Act. We examine Kavanaugh’s dissents in cases involving the ACA.