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Trump’s False Claim That Michigan Is ‘Closed’

Trump’s False Claim That Michigan Is ‘Closed’

In an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that the state of Michigan is “closed,” specifically and falsely mentioning churches and schools.

Trump Ad Lifts Fauci Praise Out of Context

Trump Ad Lifts Fauci Praise Out of Context

A Trump campaign ad uses a clip of Dr. Anthony Fauci praising federal public health officials — saying that he “can’t imagine that … anybody could be doing more” — and makes it seem like Fauci was personally complimenting the president. Fauci says the ad lifted his words “out of context.”

Kamala Harris, Honest Abe and the Supreme Court

Kamala Harris, Honest Abe and the Supreme Court

Q: Was Sen. Kamala Harris’ story at the vice presidential debate about President Abraham Lincoln’s 1864 Supreme Court vacancy correct?

A: There’s no evidence that Lincoln said he delayed the nomination to let voters choose the next president, as Harris said.  

Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families

Biden Misquotes Trump on Gold Star Families

On the subject of President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden misquoted Trump as saying, “I probably got it from Blue Star parents.” That’s not what Trump said.

Trump Revives Claim of ‘Oscillated’ Debate Mic in 2016

Trump Revives Claim of ‘Oscillated’ Debate Mic in 2016

Hours after announcing that he would not participate in a Oct. 15 debate, President Trump revived an old complaint that the debate commission deliberately “oscillated” his microphone during a 2016 debate with Hillary Clinton.

Viral Image Spreads Bogus Trump Quote on COVID-19 Recovery

Viral Image Spreads Bogus Trump Quote on COVID-19 Recovery

A viral image on social media is spreading a fabricated quote attributed to President Donald Trump. There’s no evidence the president ever said that doctors have “never seen a body kill the Coronavirus like my body,” and that they “tested my DNA and it wasn’t DNA. It was USA.”

Putting a Viral Video Clip of Biden in Context

Putting a Viral Video Clip of Biden in Context

Conservative personalities are sharing a brief video clip showing Joe Biden speaking at an event in September to suggest the Democratic presidential nominee was making a racially insensitive remark. But it misleadingly omits any context for the quote.

Video: Highlights of the VP Debate

Video: Highlights of the VP Debate

In this video, we review some of the claims Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence made during the vice presidential debate on Oct. 7.