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Biden’s ‘Buy America’ Spin

Biden’s ‘Buy America’ Spin

President Joe Biden has repeatedly claimed that past presidents, including his predecessor, have “ignored” or “failed to uphold” laws requiring that federal government money be used to purchase only U.S. materials or products. Biden has expanded and emphasized such requirements, but we found no indication other presidents didn’t abide by the laws on the books during their tenures.

‘Who Is Bobby Kennedy?’ Video Promotes Debunked Anti-Vaccine Narratives

‘Who Is Bobby Kennedy?’ Video Promotes Debunked Anti-Vaccine Narratives

A recent video promoting independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. promises to “start with some irrefutable facts.” The over 30-minute video, narrated by actor Woody Harrelson, begins with some biographical truths about the candidate, but veers into promoting various debunked or unsupported narratives about vaccines.

Unsupported Claim About Biden Paying Rent for ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Unsupported Claim About Biden Paying Rent for ‘Illegal Immigrants’

Michigan officials have said that only people who the federal government has determined are in the U.S. legally are eligible for a state program that temporarily pays rent for refugees and other qualifying immigrants. But a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump claims that President Joe Biden “is paying rent for illegals.”

FactChecking Biden on Inflation, Other Claims

FactChecking Biden on Inflation, Other Claims

When President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, the U.S. annual rate of inflation was 1.4% — far from the 9% inflation Biden falsely said in a May 8 interview that he inherited. Inflation rose quickly in Biden’s first year, but it didn’t hit 9% until 17 months into his presidency.

Biden Mangles Statistic About Hispanic Students

Biden Mangles Statistic About Hispanic Students

According to the Department of Education, about 28% of U.S. students are Hispanic. According to Census Bureau data, about 15% of U.S. students speak Spanish at home. And about 21% of students come from homes where at least one person speaks Spanish. President Joe Biden routinely conflates these statistics.

Tim Scott’s False and Misleading Claims About Unemployment

Tim Scott’s False and Misleading Claims About Unemployment

Republican Sen. Tim Scott has claimed that African Americans, Hispanics and Asians all had their lowest unemployment rate under former President Donald Trump. But the lowest unemployment rate on record for African Americans was under President Joe Biden, and the lowest unemployment rate for Hispanics was the same under both presidents.

Pro-Trump Super PAC Edits Biden’s Past Comment About Deportations

Pro-Trump Super PAC Edits Biden’s Past Comment About Deportations

A TV ad from a super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump features a clip of President Joe Biden only saying “nobody is going to be deported,” falsely suggesting that Biden promised his administration would never deport anyone who entered the U.S. illegally.