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Political leaders and government officials like to make dramatic statements. Are they telling the truth?

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Donald Trump

Mostly True

Donald Trump has a point that NAFTA shuttered thousands of plants

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump says NAFTA killed millions of jobs. That's not proven

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. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher .'

Half-True

Texas's Fletcher tries to hit Culberson on Obamacare

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. Leonard Lance .'

Half-True

NJ House candidates fight over 2017 tax bill

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. Senate Leadership Fund .'

Mostly False

GOP super PAC wrongly says Democrat Bredesen supports single-payer health plan

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump wrong on FBI limits in Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings

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. Mike Bishop .'

Half-True

Campaign ad accuses Elissa Slotkin of carpetbagging in Michigan 8th Congressional District

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. Phil Bredesen .'

Mostly True

Phil Bredesen says Marsha Blackburn weakened DEA opioid enforcement

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Donald Trump

False

Donald Trump wrong about Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria

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. House Majority PAC .'

Mostly True

Did Dino Rossi take away health care coverage from 45,000 children?

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The Washington Post

The president says NAFTA cost "millions of jobs" in the United States, but most studies say the trade deal had a modest effect.

President Trump’s claims about NAFTA and the U.S. auto industry

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It's the 25th anniversary of one of the dumbest presidential job predictions ever. We explain why Clinton touted a jobs number that even many trade advocates thought was extreme.

The strange tale about why Bill Clinton said NAFTA would create 1 million jobs

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As a White House lawyer, Kavanaugh received a ton of juicy information taken straight from Democrats' files. He says he never suspected his source was stealing it.

Brett Kavanaugh’s unlikely story about Democrats’ stolen documents

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Republicans are scrambling to defend their efforts to replace Obamacare. We examine a claim that people with preexisting conditions would not face higher prices.

Would the House GOP plan have prevented ‘price discrimination’ against people with preexisting conditions?

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Ten years after the financial crisis, both Obama and Trump claim credit for an economic turnaround, but the data suggests the former — not the latter — steered the economy out of free fall.

The ‘Trump economy’ vs. the ‘Obama economy’

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Democrats say yes. He says no. We went back in time to dig up answers.

Did Brett Kavanaugh give false testimony under oath?

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Obama knocked President Trump for a decline in the number of insured Americans, but he used a cherry-picked number. Other surveys show little change.

Obama’s claim that Trump’s Obamacare moves have ‘already cost’ 3 million people health insurance

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There have been many numbers regarding the death toll in Puerto Rico, but Trump is way off course to suggest they are still in double digits.

President Trump’s Four-Pinocchio complaint about the Maria death toll figures

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In 601 days, the president has made 5,001 false or misleading claims. He passed 2,000 in January, so the pace has increased significantly.

President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims

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For a second time, we checked the accuracy of every factual claim made by the president at one of his rallies. It's a long list, and not very pretty.

Anatomy of a Trump rally: 70 percent of claims are false, misleading or lacking evidence

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