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  • Donald Trump - Do you need an ID to buy a box of cereal, as Donald Trump said? Of course not November 16, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Do you need an ID to buy a box of cereal, as Donald Trump said? Of course not   President Donald Trump set eyebrows aloft with an analogy he used to explain election procedures in a Nov. 14 interview with the Daily Caller. Specifically, he said you needed […]
  • Donald Trump - Do Californians want out of sanctuary cities? Mostly not November 15, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Do Californians want out of sanctuary cities? Mostly not President Donald Trump sought to make immigration the centerpiece of the closing days of the 2018 midterm elections. One of his biggest targets was sanctuary cities -- a somewhat fuzzy term that refers to localities that limit their cooperation with […]
  • Donald Trump - Trump’s overly simplistic and false claim on California’s wildfires November 12, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump’s overly simplistic and false claim on California’s wildfires As deadly wildfires forced more than a quarter million Californians to flee their homes, President Trump recently alleged the infernos are the result of nothing more than poor "forest management." He also threatened to eliminate unspecified federal funds. The Camp fire […]

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  • Is Donald Trump’s pick of Matthew Whitaker for acting attorney general legal? November 15, 2018
    A day after the midterm elections, President Donald Trump replaced outgoing Attorney General Jeff Sessions with Justice Department lawyer Matthew Whitaker. Critics say Trump acted unlawfully because Whitaker hasn’t received Senate confirmation for the role.   At stake in the dispute over Sessions’ successor is a fight for control of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation […]
  • Donald Trump and Rick Scott allege fraud in Broward, Palm Beach vote counting without any evidence November 13, 2018
    Without any evidence, President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott have floated accusations of fraud in two left-leaning counties in the aftermath of the Florida election. "Every Floridian should be concerned there may be rampant fraud happening in Palm Beach and Broward Counties," Scott said at a press conference Nov. 8. "And the Broward Supervisor […]
  • Fact-checking distorted video Sarah Sanders used to bar a CNN White House reporter November 8, 2018
    The clash between President Donald Trump and the media was summed up in a viral, misleading tweet. Hours after his post-election press conference, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders tweeted out a video in which she claims CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta "put his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job." See […]

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  • Donald Trump - Do you need an ID to buy a box of cereal, as Donald Trump said? Of course not November 16, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Do you need an ID to buy a box of cereal, as Donald Trump said? Of course not   President Donald Trump set eyebrows aloft with an analogy he used to explain election procedures in a Nov. 14 interview with the Daily Caller. Specifically, he said you needed […]
  • Eric Swalwell - How many troops has Donald Trump sent to the U.S. border so far? November 15, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | How many troops has Donald Trump sent to the U.S. border so far? President Donald Trump is preparing the border for the arrival of migrants from Central America planning to request asylum in the United States. Democrats are asking at what cost. "15,000 troops will not see their families for […]
  • Donald Trump - Were GOP's House losses dramatically smaller than historical pattern? November 8, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Were GOP's House losses dramatically smaller than historical pattern? In recent midterm elections when presidents faced a backlash from voters, the president accepted their brushback. In 2006, George W. Bush acknowledged a "thumping" by Democrats. In 2010, Barack Obama said he’d been delivered a "shellacking" by Republicans. By contrast, when […]
  • Donald Trump - Donald Trump's talk of a historic Senate gain depends on races that remain undecided November 8, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Donald Trump's talk of a historic Senate gain depends on races that remain undecided President Donald Trump, taking stock of the election results during a White House press conference, downplayed Democrats’ retaking of the House and highlighted GOP gains in the Senate. Republicans flipped at least three Senate seats last […]
  • Bloggers - Photo of Kurt Russell in a Trump T-shirt is doctored November 6, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Photo of Kurt Russell in a Trump T-shirt is doctored An old photo of actors Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn is resurfacing claiming that Russell "supports Trump." The photo, posted on May 9, 2016, to the Facebook page "Florida Firefighters for TRUMP," shows Russell and Hawn walking down […]
  • Bloggers - False Facebook post claims millions of fraudulent votes cast in California November 6, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | False Facebook post claims millions of fraudulent votes cast in California A post circulating on Facebook falsely claims that more than a million votes tallied in California were cast by unregistered voters, before the polls were even closed on Election Day. The post attributed the data to findings […]
  • Mike Bost - In Illinois, Mike Bost attacks Brendan Kelly's record as prosecutor November 5, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | In Illinois, Mike Bost attacks Brendan Kelly's record as prosecutor How do you define "soft on crime?" Mike Bost, a Republican congressman from southern Illinois, says his Democratic challenger, Brendan Kelly, embodies the definition. In a Bost-sponsored ad still running in the congressional campaign’s final days, an announcer says […]
  • House Majority PAC - Did Steve Chabot vote to take health care away from kids? November 5, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Did Steve Chabot vote to take health care away from kids? The House Majority PAC, a group aligned with Democrats, released a new ad criticizing Republican congressman Steve Chabot’s record. Chabot is locked in a tight race with Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval to claim the seat in Ohio’s 1st Congressional […]
  • Mike Braun - Does Mike Braun support the lawsuit to end Obamacare? November 5, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Does Mike Braun support the lawsuit to end Obamacare? Throughout the country, Democratic candidates are singing a common tune, warning that their Republican opponents want to end protections for pre-existing conditions. In Indiana, incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly recently accused his Republican challenger, Mike Bruan, of supporting the Texas lawsuit […]
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - Who's to blame for almost killing Obamacare? Democrats point to New York's John Faso November 5, 2018
    The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Who's to blame for almost killing Obamacare? Democrats point to New York's John Faso In 2017, as Republicans considered measures to repeal and replace Obamacare, the House Budget Committee took an important preliminary vote. It decided 19 to 17 to advance the American Health Care Act. That means, the […]

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  • America's Overt Payback for China's Covert Espionage November 17, 2018
    WASHINGTON -- While the bombastic U.S.-China "trade war" has been getting the headlines, U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have been waging a quieter battle to combat Chinese theft of trade secrets from American companies -- a practice so widespread that even China trade boosters regard it as egregious. The Trump administration's much-ballyhooed campaign of tariffs […]
  • Truth and Its Enemies: Making Acosta a Federal Case November 17, 2018
    Question: What does CNN's Jim Acosta crave more than anything? If you said "attention," go to the head of the class. It's a mystery why the White House has given Acosta way more than that. Acosta had his "hard pass" yanked after last week's press conference. (Don't ask who was obnoxious, because they ALL were.) […]
  • Trump Raises the Stakes With CNN November 17, 2018
    Last week, the White House revoked the press pass of CNN's chief White House correspondent, Jim Acosta, and denied him access to the building. CNN responded by filing suit in federal court against the president. Acosta's First and Fifth Amendment rights had been violated, said CNN. The demand: Acosta's press pass must be returned immediately […]