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

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. Everytown for Gun Safety .'

Half-True

Did NRA's LaPierre once call for gun-free schools?

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. Viral image .'

Mostly False

Fact-checking a misleading post on ID requirements for buying guns, voting

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Has Donald Trump 'been much tougher on Russia' than Barack Obama?

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Donald Trump

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Donald Trump falsely says he never denied Russian meddling

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. PuppetStringNews.com .'

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Fake news claims two Russian officials dead in plane crash

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. Hogan Gidley .'

False

Has President Donald Trump clearly and frequently spoken out against abuse of women? Not when asked

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. Rand Paul .'

Mostly True

Rand Paul gets numbers right in speech on federal debt

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. National Republican Senatorial Committee .'

Mostly False

Misleading NRSC ad paints Heidi Heitkamp as Donald Trump contrarian

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Donald Trump

Mostly False

Donald Trump wrongly suggests British don't love their health care system

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Donald Trump

Half-True

Immigration, MS-13 and crime: the facts behind Donald Trump’s exaggerations

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The Washington Post

Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks

Fact-checking Trump, NRA claims on gun background checks

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Trump's claim that he's been 'much tougher on Russia than Obama'

Trump’s claim that he’s been ‘much tougher on Russia than Obama’

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Are Senate Republicans killing 'blue slip' for court nominees?

Are Senate Republicans killing ‘blue slip’ for court nominees?

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Bernie Sanders resurrects a 'zombie' claim on gun sales without background checks

Bernie Sanders resurrects a ‘zombie’ claim on gun sales without background checks

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Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

Fact-checking Trump’s error-filled tweetstorm about the Russia investigation

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The White House's spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion

The White House’s spin that its budget reduces the deficit by $3 trillion

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Vice President Pence's claim that U.S. spy agencies found no impact from Russian meddling

Vice President Pence’s claim that U.S. spy agencies found no impact from Russian meddling

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President Trump’s claims that tax cuts sparked major U.S. investments

President Trump’s claims that tax cuts sparked major U.S. investments

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Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi's fundraising numbers

Fact-checking Nancy Pelosi’s fundraising numbers

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Several readers asked about the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, after spotting social media posts such as this one: "Here are Melania's Parents. Viktor and Amalija Knavs. They live in the United States Permanently now because of Chain Migration after Melania's Visa Expired & she stayed here Illegally and married Donnie […]

What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?

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