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The Whoppers of 2015

FactCheck.org Director Eugene Kiely appeared on CBS’ “This Morning” to discuss our annual article on some of the biggest political whoppers of the year.

False Debate Claims Put in Ads

False Debate Claims Put in Ads

Two claims from the fifth Republican debate that we flagged as misleading are now being used in new TV ads.

Video: Whoppers of the Year

Video: Whoppers of the Year

This week, CNN’s Jake Tapper picks a whopper of the year from the top Democratic and Republican candidates for president to discuss in his weekly fact-checking video.

Video: FactChecking Donald Trump

Video: FactChecking Donald Trump

FlackCheck.org looks at some of the false and misleading claims made by Donald Trump since he announced his presidential candidacy in June.

Democratic Deportation Misinformation

Democratic Deportation Misinformation

A Democratic super PAC claims that Republican candidates for president are “all on the same page” with Donald Trump. But the ad invites a false conclusion that both Marco Rubio and Trump favor deporting millions of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally.

Trump’s bin Laden ‘Prediction’

Trump’s bin Laden ‘Prediction’

Donald Trump exaggerates his prescience on the 9/11 terrorist attacks when he claims he “predicted Osama bin Laden” in a 2000 book.

Sanders’ Support for Syrian Refugees

Sanders’ Support for Syrian Refugees

Businessman Donald Trump claimed that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said he wants to bring 65,000 Syrian refugees to the United States. Trump is wrong. Sanders didn’t say that.

Bogus Meme Targets Trump

Bogus Meme Targets Trump

Q: Did Donald Trump tell People magazine in 1998 that if he ever ran for president, he’d do it as a Republican because “they’re the dumbest group of voters in the country” and that he “could lie and they’d still eat it up”?
A: No, that’s a bogus meme.