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Trump’s Hollow Claim about ‘Inner Cities’
August 16th, 2017, 04:44 PM

President Donald Trump claimed that his administration is "spending a lot of money on the inner cities." But there has been little change in spending so far, and his first budget proposes to cut or eliminate funding for some programs that benefit cities.

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Trump Press Conference, in Context
August 16th, 2017, 04:44 PM

President Trump answered critics who said he waited too long to condemn the white nationalists who staged a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia that turned violent. We put into context some of his statements.

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Obama Center Not Federally Funded
August 15th, 2017, 04:44 PM

Q: Did President Trump cancel funding to build Barack Obama’s presidential library? A: No. That story originated on a satirical news site. All presidential libraries have been constructed using private […]

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Pompeo Distorts China’s Nuclear Policy
August 14th, 2017, 04:44 PM

CIA Director Mike Pompeo misrepresented the facts when he suggested the Trump administration was responsible for changing China's policy on North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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Aug. 12: Jobs, Opioids, ‘Buy America’
August 12th, 2017, 04:44 PM
Medicare Scare Tactics
August 11th, 2017, 04:44 PM

Democratic TV ads warn seniors that "right now, your Medicare coverage is in danger" of "deep, automatic cuts" by "unelected Washington bureaucrats." But those cuts, according to current estimates, wouldn't be implemented until 2023, and they would amount to a fraction of Medicare growth that year.

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Video: Trump on U.S. Nuclear Arsenal
August 11th, 2017, 04:44 PM

In this week's fact-checking video, CNN's Jake Tapper and FactCheck.org review the accuracy of President Donald Trump's tweet about the modernization of the U.S. nuclear weapons program.

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Earth Won’t Go Dark for Days
August 11th, 2017, 04:44 PM

Q: Did NASA confirm that there will be 15 days of darkness on Earth in November? A: No. Variations of that false claim have been circulating since at least 2015. […]

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CO2: Friend or Foe to Agriculture?
August 10th, 2017, 04:44 PM

Rep. Lamar Smith said climate change "alarmists" ignore the "positive impacts" of more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, such as increased food production and quality. But the impact of increased CO2 levels on agriculture is more complicated than that -- and, on balance, likely negative, particularly in the future.

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Invented Malia Obama Stories
August 10th, 2017, 04:44 PM

Q: Was Malia Obama fired from an internship for smoking marijuana? Was she arrested for buying marijuana in Chicago? A: No. Those spoof stories were made up to troll conservative […]

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