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Fact-Checking Kanye West's Wisconsin Jobs Claim
Kanye West made some eyebrow-raising claims during his Oval Office visit. But what about that claim about 4,000 new jobs in Wisconsin?
Does The President Owe Elizabeth Warren A $1 Million Donation?
President Trump said he'd donate $1 million to charity if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test that shows native ancestry. Or did he?
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks West Virginia Senate Race
President Trump has tried boosting Republican candidate Patrick Morrisey. But even in this very red state, the Democrat is a tough matchup.
Fact-Checking The Suggestion George Soros Paid Kavanaugh Protesters
President Donald Trump suggested that "paid" Kavanaugh protesters got their backing from George Soros. That's not true.
Did Sen. Joe Manchin Really Vote To Fund The Border Wall?
Democrat Joe Manchin said he voted to fund President Donald Trump's border wall. And he did, but he didn't always support it.
Trump Said All Democrats Signed An 'Open Borders' Bill. They Didn't.
At a rally, President Donald Trump said all Democrats had signed on to a bill called the "open borders bill". That doesn't exist.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Florida Senate Race
Florida's U.S. Senate race will be one of the most expensive in the country. Our fact checks aren't too kind to some of the candidates' claims.
349 Votes For Higher Taxes? This Hit On Bill Nelson Doesn't Hold Up
Rick Scott claims Bill Nelson voted for higher taxes 349 times. That number is very unreliable. Here's why.
Trump Says Veterans' Choice Was 44 Years Coming. He's 40 Years Off
President Trump claimed that past administrations have been trying to pass Veterans' Choice for decades. Veterans' Choice didn't exist until 2014.
Sorting Out The Mixed Signals On The FBI's Kavanaugh Probe
President Trump tweeted that he wanted the FBI to interview whoever it deemed necessary. But his White House skirted questions on FBI limitations.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio Governor Race
As governor's offices go, Ohio has one of the most prominent in the country. Two big names are fighting for the swing state's top job.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Tennessee Senate Race
The candidates' claims center on hot-button issues in this red state: blame for the opioid crisis and single-payer health care.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Texas Senate Race
The Texas Senate race is surprisingly competitive for such a red state. Here are some fact checks of what Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O'Rourke claim.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Nevada Senate Race
In this perennial swing state, a win in November's Senate race would be huge for either party.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks North Dakota Senate Race
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is facing a tough re-election campaign in a very red state. We check some of the claims coming out of a key midterm Senate race.
What's True About Marsha Blackburn's Record With Drug Distributors?
Democrat Phil Bredesen says his Republican opponent worked at the behest of drug companies to weaken DEA regulation of drug distributors. Did she?
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Ohio House Race
Democrats think they can flip a traditionally-Republican district Rep. Steve Chabot won by 19 percent in 2016. That makes for a testy race.
'What The Fact' Checks CNN Coverage, Trump On Puerto Rico And More
Aaron and Katie share what's true and what's not in our latest episode, including claims about the media, the president and a key House race.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Wisconsin Senate Race
Leah Vukmir is challenging Sen. Tammy Baldwin for her Wisconsin seat. Here are some fact-checks from the candidates.
President Trump Is Missing Important Context With His NAFTA Claims
President Donald Trump claims NAFTA cost the U.S. thousands of plants and millions of jobs. That needs critical context.
Midterm Matchup: 'What The Fact' Checks Arizona Senate Race
Republican Rep. Martha McSally and Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema have made plenty of claims about each other. Here are some quick fact-checks.
This Claim About Rep. Chabot's Record Could Use Some Context
Did Rep. Steve Chabot really vote to strip health care protections for people with preexisting conditions?
Was Puerto Rico's Power Grid Really 'Dead' Before Maria?
President Donald Trump said Puerto Rico's power grid was "dead" before hurricanes Irma and Maria. Not quite.
No, Anderson Cooper Didn't Fake Floodwater Depths
People claimed a photo of Cooper covering hurricane flooding proved he faked floods depths. That's false in many ways.
Trump Says He's Strengthening Medicare And Social Security. He's Not
The president claimed his administration is making Social Security and Medicare stronger. The evidence points to the opposite.
Did Kyrsten Sinema Really Protest Troops In A Pink Tutu?
Rep. Martha McSally says her opponent in the race for Senate wore a pink tutu to protest troops after 9/11. That claim needs some context.
Fact-checking The President's Claim About South African Farmers
President Trump tweeted that South Africa was seizing land from white farmers and there were "large scale killings" of farmers. Let's fact-check.
This Claim About Rep. Kevin Cramer's Health Care Stance Isn't Accurate
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says her opponent voted to let insurance companies deny coverage for people with pre-existing conditions. That's not accurate.
There's No Evidence Of A 400 Percent Rise In Black Business Ownership
Some of the president's supporters said he deserved credit for a 400 percent climb in black business ownership. That claim isn't backed up.
Giuliani: Trump Allies Didn't Know Lawyer Was Russian. Yes, They Did
"I don't even know if they knew she was Russian at the time," Giuliani said of Natalia Veselnitskaya. They knew she was Russian.
Does Sen. Heller Really Want To Cut Welfare To Pay For Tax Breaks?
Rep. Jacky Rosen claimed Sen. Dean Heller, who she's trying to unseat, wants to cut Social Security and Medicare to pay for tax breaks. Is that true?
The President Claims Most NFL Game Money Goes To Players — It Doesn't
President Donald Trump was making a point about players kneeling during the national anthem when he made the claim.
Yes, Taxes Help Pay For LeBron James' School, But That's Not New
A website claims LeBron James' "I promise" school will cost taxpayers millions of dollars every year. It's not a new cost.
Ted Cruz Claims Opponent Wants To Abolish ICE. Is That True?
Ted Cruz is going negative against Beto O'Rourke in the race for the Senate seat.
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.