FactChecking the Second Presidential Debate

In a sometimes nasty second presidential debate, there were again several calls by the candidates for fact-checkers to referee competing statements, which we are happy to oblige. But even when Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton weren’t calling out each other on the facts, we found many of their uncontested claims to be misleading or false. Clinton exaggerated when […]

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Clinton feels the pressure

Hillary Clinton is feeling the pressure in the race for the White House – even after a strong night in the first 2016 presidential debate. Clinton has a huge staff advantage over Donald Trump, which should help her turn out supporters this fall. The Electoral College is tilted in her favor, and demographics are moving in the Democratic Party’s direction. […]

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How Hillary Clinton Went From Hesitant to Scorching

It started with a mystifying missed opportunity on race. It ended with a piercing attack on gender. Hillary Clinton’s performance in the first presidential debate on Monday veered from uncertain and tentative to firm and, ultimately, scorching. No amount of practice, it seemed, could fully prepare her — or perhaps anyone — for Donald J. Trump’s hurricane of factual distortion, […]

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Save Big Bird! Will Romney’s Threats Wind Up Boosting PBS Fundraising?

Mitt Romney’s comment directed at PBS during a presidential debate could present an opportunity for public broadcast to reach out to donors Beloved Sesame Street character Big Bird is in the spotlight thanks to Mitt Romney’s comments during Wednesday night’s presidential debate. “I love Big Bird,” Romney said, before stating his plan to cancel federal funding for PBS because “I’m […]

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