FactChecking the MSNBC Democratic Debate

Summary We found several false and misleading claims in the debate between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders claimed Clinton called Barack Obama “naive” in 2007 because he “thought it was a good idea to talk to our enemies.” That lacks context. Clinton objected not to meeting with enemies, but to Obama’s statement that he would […]

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Hillary Clinton calls for Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.

After Democratic presidential candidates agreed to additional debates in the future, Hillary Clinton signaled Saturday that one should be held in Flint, Mich., to keep the spotlight on water concerns there. Clinton campaign spokesman John Podesta issued a statement Saturday that the town should be a host “to keep the focus on Flint, and to lift up the historic underlying issues that Flint […]

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FactChecking the Second Democratic Debate

Summary The three Democratic presidential candidates faced off on a Saturday night, and made several inaccurate claims: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said that in President Reagan’s first term, the highest marginal income tax rate was 70 percent. But Reagan signed a bill in his first year dropping that to 50 percent, and it dropped again to 28 percent in his […]

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