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Here's What Really Happened To The Fine Against A DeVos-Run PAC
A candidate for governor of Ohio claims his opponent "refused" to collect a $5.6 million fine from Betsy DeVos and her husband. That's not true.
US Steel Not Opening Six New Mills, No Matter How Much Trump Says It
The president has said over and over again that U.S. Steel is opening six or seven new mills. That's just not true.
Abbott Says More Brothels Than Starbucks In Houston. Is He Right?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says there are more brothels than Starbucks stores in Houston, and he's likely right.
No Evidence For Nielsen's Claim About Illegal Immigration Billboards
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen made an eyebrow-raising claim at the Aspen Security Forum. Upon fact-checking, it doesn't hold up.
Trump Says The Steele Dossier Launched The Mueller Probe — It Didn't
The president made the claim after the release of documents related to FBI surveillance of a former aide.
This Candidate's Claim About Unemployment Is Way Off Base
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is poised to represent New York's 14th Congressional District. Her claim about unemployment just doesn't work.
No, San Juan's Mayor Isn't Being Charged With Fraud
A false headline claimed Carmen Yulín Cruz was charged with fraud for misusing Hurricane Maria relief funds. Nope.
Putin Says Clinton Got $400 Million From Tax Evaders — Not So Much
Russian President Vladimir Putin made the claim during his news conference with President Donald Trump.
Fact-Checking Trump's Rant About Servers At His Putin News Conference
The president talked about "missing" servers. But no servers are missing, and the rest of his claims paint a very inaccurate picture.
No, Money Laundering Does Not Appear To Be Why Justice Kennedy Retired
A website used a largely true set of information to make a claim that's totally false. So what's what?
Rep. Lieu Says 450,000 People In Jail Can't Afford Bail — Not Quite
Rep. Ted Lieu was trying to make a larger point about bail reform. But his numbers just can't be backed up.
Trump's Economic Adviser Said The Deficit Is 'Coming Down' — It Isn't
Larry Kudlow told Fox Business "growth solves a lot of problems," but made a wildly inaccurate claim in the process.
Trump Says These Cars Are Imported 'By The Millions' — They Aren't
The president said the EU sends Mercedes-Benz and BMW automobiles to the U.S. at a far greater rate than it actually does.
The Florida Governor's Race Is Getting Heated ... And Inaccurate
During a recent debate, the top two Republican candidates for governor argued over immigration, and one claim is worth fact-checking.
No, Twitter Wasn't 'Caught Leaking' Trump's Private Messages To DOJ
An article said Twitter was leaking the president's private messages to the Department of Justice and was caught in an "undercover sting." Nope.
US Constitution Is The Oldest In The World — Depending On Who You Ask
Depending on your definition of a constitution, there might be older examples.
Were George Washington's Speeches Really Full Of References To God?
Rush Limbaugh claimed you can't read the first president's speeches without seeing a reference to God. Is that so?
The President Claimed Crime In Germany Is 'Way Up' — It's Down
The president tried to tie immigration in Germany to an increased crime rate. Problem is, crime is down in Germany.
No, Trump's New Immigration Policy Is Not Like Past Presidents'
Some of the president's defenders have tried to equate his policy to those of past administrations. It's not an accurate comparison.
GOP Leader: Canada Keeps US Wine Out Of Its Supermarkets — Really?
Rep. Kevin McCarthy said U.S. wine is being kept off Canada's supermarket shelves. That's only partly true.
California Has New Water Laws, And They've Been Wildly Misinterpreted
California wants water districts to budget water conservation. That doesn't mean showering and doing laundry on the same day will be illegal.
Clinton Says He Left Presidency $16M In Debt — That's Hard To Back Up
The Clintons have talked before about being in debt when they left the White House, but this figure doesn't appear to be accurate.
No Philadelphia Eagles Players Knelt During The Anthem In 2017 Season
The president may not have said it outright, but many people made the assumption that Eagles players knelt for the anthem. They didn't.
Trump's Naval Academy Commencement Address Needs A Fact Check
He said the military was getting a "big" pay raise for the first time in 10 years and that new ships were coming "soon". Neither is true.
Pelosi Said Congress Allotted $1.6B For School Safety — Not Quite
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi misspoke, according to her office, but that doesn't absolve her of misrepresenting what the money is for.
No, Obama Didn't Pay An FBI Informant $1 Million To Spy On Trump
The president's supporters have peddled a claim that quickly falls apart and isn't supported by the facts.
Trump Says Mueller's Investigation Has Cost Almost $20M — Has It?
The president says Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has run up a tab of nearly $20 million. But that's not quite accurate.
Lawmaker Says Climate Change Increases Antarctic Ice — Nope
Rep. Mo Brooks claims ice buildup on Antarctica means the continent is gaining ice. But Antarctica is losing lots more ice than it's gaining.
Don't Let This Alarming Statistic About Officer Assaults Mislead You
President Donald Trump says an officer was assaulted every 10 minutes in 2016. That's true, but not a very helpful statistic. Here's why.
Does A Year In ICE Custody Truly Cost 4 Times A Year In Public School?
Sen. Patty Murray says a year in ICE detention would run taxpayers four times what it costs to put a kid in school for a year. Close, but no cigar.
It Looks Like Amazon Skirted Federal Income Tax Last Year — Here's How
Sen. Bernie Sanders says the company didn't pay any federal income tax in 2017, and it looks like he's right. So how did that happen?
The President Claimed The Iran Deal Expires In 7 Years. It Doesn't.
President Donald Trump claimed the Iran nuclear deal expires in seven years. That's not even close to the truth.
Did Florida's Governor Really Just Risk Making Most Beaches Private?
A group claims Florida Gov. Rick Scott just signed a law that could make most beaches in the state private. It won't.
Trump Says Kanye Likes Him Because Unemployment Is Low. Is It?
President Donald Trump seems to think Kanye West likes him for his low unemployment numbers. But Trump doesn't get total credit for those.
Some Claim This Calif. Bill Would Ban Selling The Bible. It Wouldn't.
California is considering a law to protect people from any attempt to change their sexual orientation. Some groups think it will ban Bible sales.
Democrats Winning The House Isn't A Guarantee Taxes Will Go Up
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn't vow to raise taxes if Democrats win the House in November, even if these articles say she did.
Trump Touted Syrian Safe Zones, But It Doesn't Appear To Be Happening
Donald Trump talked during his campaign about keeping Syrian refugees out of the U.S. and setting up safe zones in Syria. That hasn't happened.
President Trump Understates Scott Pruitt's Security Costs
President Donald Trump said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's security costs are "somewhat" more expensive than his predecessors. They're a lot more.
A Senator Pushed This Statistic About The Wage Gap ... And It's Wrong
Sen. Tina Smith tweeted that women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man makes for doing the same job. That's not true.
Rick Scott Is Running For Senate On Familiar Turf: Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
Florida Gov. Rick Scott can't quite say he created all the jobs he wanted in Florida: He's short of his goal.
No, You Won't Soon Be Able To File Taxes On A Postcard As Trump Says
The president says many people will be able to file taxes on a postcard in 2019. That's simply not true, and filing might get more complex for some.
The President Claims Amazon Costs The USPS A Fortune — Is That True?
The president claims Amazon costs the USPS "A FORTUNE." That's not the case, but the Postal Service could be making more money from Amazon.
OK, What's The Truth About This Citizenship Census Question?
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says the census has been asking about citizenship for years. But ... has it?
This Site Claims The President Ended Welfare For Immigrants. He Didn't
President Donald Trump did not just end welfare for immigrants despite what this website says. In fact, there's already a law that sort of does that.
Trump Says The US Has A $500B Trade Deficit With China. It Doesn't.
President Donald Trump says the U.S. lost $500 billion in trade with China last year. That's off by billions.
Nixon Claims Cuomo Gave Massive Breaks To NY's Super Rich. He Didn't.
New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon is hitting her primary opponent on his tax record. But is she right?
No, Student Activist Emma Gonzalez Didn't Really Tear The Constitution
The image showing Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez tearing up the Constitution is fake. She never did that.
Democrats Disagree On What Bank Deregulation Bill Actually Does
The bill that would adjust some of the provisions in the 2010 banking law doesn't seem to mean the same thing to these two Democrats.
Shoes On The US Capitol Lawn Stood For Something, But Not This
This graphic claims more than 7,000 kids have been killed in U.S. schools since 2012. That number is way, way off.
Don't Be Fooled: This Recall Is A Year Old
The site news24fresh.info appears to be trying to trick people into thinking this recall is new. It's not.