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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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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FactChecking GOP Economic Debate

Summary Republican presidential candidates debated once again on economic issues and offered some misleading takes on jobs, tax plans, immigrants and state budgets. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio said that “welders make more money than philosophers.” Actually, those with undergraduate degrees in philosophy earn a higher median income than welders. Businessman Donald Trump said that President Dwight D. Eisenhower had forced out 1.5 […]

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