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Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral

Manipulated Video Targeting Pelosi Goes Viral

A doctored video of an interview with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi portrays her speech as being slowed and slurred, and has been used to advance a false claim that she was “drunk.”

Democratic Medicare Spin

Democratic Medicare Spin

Democratic lawmakers claim the president’s proposed 2020 budget would “ransack” or “slash” Medicare and Medicaid, likening it to an “assault on Medicare” and “the health care of seniors and families across America.” Experts agree the proposed cuts to Medicaid are significant, but many of the Medicare proposals echo those of Barack Obama and wouldn’t directly affect beneficiaries.

Pelosi Didn’t Spend $497 Million on Renovations

Pelosi Didn’t Spend $497 Million on Renovations

Nancy Pelosi did not spend $497 million on office renovations during the government shutdown. That claim originated from a self-described satirical website, but it has now spread to other websites and social media posts without a disclaimer.

No Support for Supposed Reagan Quote

No Support for Supposed Reagan Quote

There is no evidence to support social media posts attributing a quote about Nancy Pelosi to former President Ronald Reagan.

Examining Shutdown Claims from Democrats

Examining Shutdown Claims from Democrats

The weekslong partial government shutdown has led to around 800,000 federal employees not working or working without pay. It also has led to some false or questionable claims from Democrats about the shutdown’s impact on a host of federal services.

The House That Isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s

The House That Isn’t Nancy Pelosi’s

A $23.9 million mansion was falsely identified as Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s home in a viral meme. Pelosi actually lives in the same neighborhood in a $2.3 million house.