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"PolitiFact"
"Quotes Michelle Obama as saying, "White folks are what’s wrong with America.""
"2019-01-03"
"https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/jan/03/facebook-posts/did-michelle-obama-once-say-white-folks-are-whats-/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Facebook posts"
"2019-01-01"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Facebook shut down a "Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day.""
"2018-04-23"
"https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/apr/23/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-correct-facebook-shut-down-chick-fil-appr/"
"Half True"
"Ted Cruz"
"2018-04-11"
"PolitiFact"
""We haven’t given up anything other than … I agreed to meet.""
"2018-06-12"
"http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/jun/12/fact-checking-donald-trump-singapore-north-korea/"
"Will military drills end?"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-06-12"
"FactCheck.org"
""BREAKING: 2 Democrat Congressmen On ISIS Payroll Arrested For Treason.""
"2017-10-26"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2017/10/no-isis-arrests-congress/"
"False"
"Various websites"
"2017-09-03"
"PolitiFact"
"The "Dallas Cowboys can’t put a sticker on their helmets for the 5 police officers who were killed.""
"2016-09-01"
"https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/sep/01/james-woods/james-woods-says-dallas-cowboys-cant-honor-dead-of/"
"True"
"James Woods"
"2016-08-27"
"PolitiFact"
"Tom Suozzi raised taxes "by hundreds of millions of dollars" as Nassau County executive."
"2016-09-23"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2016/sep/23/national-republican-congressional-committee/suozzi-passed-major-tax-hikes-nassau-county/"
"True"
"National Republican Congressional Committee"
"2016-08-10"
"PolitiFact"
""Corporate entities are paying a lot less taxes this year then they have in the past. Part of that is from a loophole in a bill that was passed in 2015.""
"2017-03-13"
"https://www.politifact.com/missouri/statements/2017/mar/02/kip-kendrick/kendrick-mostly-right-about-reduced-corporate-tax-/"
"Mostly True"
"Kip Kendrick"
"2017-01-20"
"Washington Post"
""Violent crime is now going down for the first time in a long while.”"
"2019-02-15"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/02/15/trumps-false-claim-that-violent-crime-hasnt-gone-down-long-while/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2019-02-13"
"PolitiFact"
""Some of the safest communities in the United States are along the border.""
"2017-05-17"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/may/17/jorge-ramos/jorge-ramos-border-communities-some-safest-country/"
"Mostly True"
"Jorge Ramos"
"2017-05-12"
"PolitiFact"
""For all of those (DACA) that are concerned about your status during the 6 month period, you have nothing to worry about - No action!""
"2017-09-07"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/sep/07/what-did-trumps-tweet-about-daca-recipients-mean/"
"Multiple ways to evaluate"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-09-07"
"PolitiFact"
"Kate Steinle's shooter "came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border""
"2017-12-18"
"http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/dec/18/Donald-Trumps-misleading-claims-in-Kate-Steinle/"
"Mostly entered before Obama"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-12-01"
"PolitiFact"
"The financial regulatory bill [Dodd-Frank] "will kill jobs.""
"2016-07-15"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jan/21/mike-pence/mike-pence-says-dodd-frank-financial-regulation-bi/"
"Mostly False"
"Mike Pence"
"2010-07-15"
"PolitiFact"
"Says he and Bernie Sanders have "very similar" views on trade"
"2016-07-27"
"https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2016/jul/27/donald-trump/donald-trump-says-he-and-bernie-sanders-are-very-s/"
"Mostly True"
"Donald Trump"
"2016-07-25"
"PolitiFact"
"Photo shows a shark swimming on a freeway in Houston."
"2017-08-28"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/28/blog-posting/there-are-no-sharks-swimming-streets-houston-or-an/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Internet rumors"
"2017-08-28"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Beto O’Rourke irresponsibly "voted against" Hurricane Harvey "tax relief.""
"2018-08-29"
"https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2018/aug/29/ted-cruz/ted-cruz-says-beto-orourke-voted-against-tax-relie/"
"Mostly True"
"Ted Cruz"
"2018-08-28"
"PolitiFact"
""We balanced the budget with the 1997 Balanced Budget Act, and ultimately had four consecutive balanced budgets.""
"2016-07-15"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/jan/27/newt-gingrich/newt-gingrich-revises-claim-balanced-budgets-impro/"
"Mostly True"
"Newt Gingrich"
"2012-01-26"
"PolitiFact"
""Trump just gave every working, legal man, woman and child in the USA $612 each!""
"2017-02-28"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/feb/28/blog-posting/trump-did-not-give-every-working-american-612-thro/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Bloggers"
"2017-02-14"
"PolitiFact"
"Says "5 out of 10" GOP candidates don’t live in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District."
"2019-04-25"
"https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2019/apr/25/stony-rushing/rushing-right-half-nc9-republicans-dont-live-distr/"
"True"
"Stony Rushing"
"2019-04-09"
"PolitiFact"
"Iran has "violated the terms of the (nuclear) deal.""
"2017-06-14"
"https://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2017/jun/14/karen-handel/iran-complying-nuclear-deal-yes-small-hiccups/"
"Mostly False"
"Karen Handel"
"2017-06-08"
"PolitiFact"
""Woman says she was offered big money by Washington Post to accuse Roy Moore of misconduct.""
"2017-12-11"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/dec/11/evening-world/fake-news-about-washington-post-and-roy-moore-accu/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Bloggers"
"2017-11-13"
"Washington Post"
""83 percent of that tax cut goes to the top 1 percent, the richest people in this country.""
"2018-11-14"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/14/does-trump-tax-cut-give-percent-benefits-top-one-percent/"
"Two Pinocchios"
"David Cicilline"
"2018-11-11"
"FactCheck.org"
""I think you probably saw the CBO report about the cost of the shutdown. $11 billion is their estimate.""
"2019-01-31"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2019/01/hoyer-inflates-cbos-shutdown-cost-estimate/"
"Not the Whole Story"
"Rep. Steny Hoyer"
"2019-01-29"
"PolitiFact"
""Congress quietly repealed the McCarran Warner Act of 1952 forbidding Muslims from holding office.""
"2019-04-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/mar/27/facebook-posts/no-congress-didnt-repeal-law-bars-muslims-holding-/"
"False"
"Facebook post"
"2019-03-27"
"PolitiFact"
"Says President Donald Trump’s proposal to allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines would make it the same as "the way you buy car insurance" today."
"2017-03-23"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/mar/23/mike-pence/discussing-health-care-mike-pence-wrong-about/"
"False"
"Mike Pence"
"2017-03-19"
"PolitiFact"
""For the last 10 years, our economy has grown at less than 2 percent on average every single year for 10 years. We have not had a decade like that in a century in America.""
"2017-10-31"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/oct/31/james-lankford/lankford-overstates-slow-growth-past-100-years/"
"Half True"
"James Lankford"
"2017-10-22"
"Washington Post"
""Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!""
"2017-10-11"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/06/01/every-russia-story-trump-said-was-a-hoax-by-democrats-a-timeline/?utm_term=.00a9c65f4a3c"
"Not the whole story"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-02-26"
"FactCheck.org"
"Claims that former Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke referred to seniors and wounded veterans as "garbage.""
"2019-02-18"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2019/02/orourke-didnt-trash-seniors-and-veterans/"
"False"
"Viral memes"
"2018-12-29"
"FactCheck.org"
"“Jim Renacci’s been a lobbyist even while in Congress.”"
"2018-06-01"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2018/05/a-lobbyist-in-congress-not-exactly/"
"Not the Whole Story"
"Sherrod Brown"
"2018-05-18"
"PolitiFact"
""Women in our state will continue to have cost-free access to reproductive health care""
"2017-10-23"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/oct/21/andrew-cuomo/state-birth-control-rule-doesnt-cover-all-insuranc/"
"Mostly True"
"Andrew Cuomo"
"2017-10-06"
"Washington Post"
"“No, you're wrong" that stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York."
"2016-09-28"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/09/28/trumps-false-claim-that-stop-and-frisk-was-not-ruled-unconstitutional/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2016-09-26"
"FactCheck.org"
""We'll have almost 30 sites off the [Superfund priorities] list this year," which has "almost never been done.""
"2018-04-10"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/pruitts-tall-tale-on-toxic-cleanups/"
"False"
"Scott Pruitt"
"2018-04-04"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Dean Heller helped "craft a partisan repeal bill that also would have slashed coverage protections for people with pre-existing conditions.""
"2018-06-13"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jun/13/jacky-rosen/did-nevadas-heller-back-bill-cut-pre-existing-cond/"
"Half True"
"Jacky Rosen"
"2018-06-08"
"PolitiFact"
""When @ScottWalker told firefighters we didn’t need to worry about Act 10, we said hell no, we stand with working Wisconsinites everywhere.""
"2018-03-07"
"https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/mar/07/mahlon-mitchell/first-response-was-applaud-walker-recognizing-fire/"
"Mostly False"
"Mahlon Mitchell"
"2018-01-17"
"PolitiFact"
"Political activists are "being paid" to protest members of Congress."
"2017-02-27"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/feb/27/louie-gohmert/protesters-are-paid-disrupt-town-hall-meetings-goh/"
"False"
"Louie Gohmert"
"2017-02-21"
"PolitiFact"
"Say Gretchen Carlson said, "The 2nd Amendment Was Written Before Guns Were Invented.""
"2017-07-24"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/jul/24/blog-posting/no-gretchen-carlson-didnt-say-2nd-amendment-writte/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Bloggers"
"2017-06-15"
"Washington Post"
"“Then he’s groveling again. You know I always talk about the reporters that grovel when they want to write something that you want to hear but not necessarily millions of people want to hear or have to hear.”"
"2017-01-26"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/01/25/trumps-absurd-claim-the-2012-pew-report-researcher-was-groveling/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-01-25"
"PolitiFact"
"Probably one out of every two households in Oklahoma has a gun.""
"2018-03-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/mar/02/tom-cole/tom-cole-half-oklahoma-homes-have-gun/"
"Mostly True"
"Tom Cole"
"2018-02-28"
"PolitiFact"
""Black Lives Matter, who are attacking law enforcement officers" -- Barack Obama "had them to the White House.""
"2016-12-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2016/dec/02/sean-duffy/donald-trump-backer-sean-duffy-links-attacks-polic/"
"Mostly False"
"Sean Duffy"
"2016-11-17"
"Washington Post"
"“Under their leadership we’ve created 15 million new private-sector jobs.""
"2016-08-22"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/08/22/clintons-misleading-citation-of-15-million-jobs-under-obama/"
"Three Pinocchios"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-08-15"
"PolitiFact"
""We have the lowest percentage of Americans actually holding a job in 40 years.""
"2016-07-19"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jul/18/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-says-lowest-percentage-americans-are/"
"Mostly True"
"Jeff Sessions"
"2016-07-18"
"PolitiFact"
"Says John Podesta "refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA. Disgraceful!""
"2017-07-11"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jul/11/donald-trump/did-john-podesta-deny-cia-and-fbi-access-dnc-serve/"
"False"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-07-07"
"PolitiFact"
""We are seeing kids who are healthier.""
"2016-10-28"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/28/hillary-clinton/clinton-says-kids-are-healthier/"
"Half True"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-10-27"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Tony Evers "wants to cut Wisconsin's prison population in half, a dangerous plan that today would mean releasing thousands of violent criminals back into our communities.""
"2018-09-21"
"https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/sep/21/scott-walker/tony-evers-supports-cutting-prison-population-50-r/"
"Half True"
"Scott Walker"
"2018-09-12"
"PolitiFact"
""Black women make only around 63 cents while Native American women earn 58 cents, and Hispanic women make just 54 cents in comparison to every dollar a man makes.""
"2019-05-16"
"https://www.politifact.com/west-virginia/statements/2019/may/16/west-virginia-democratic-party/fact-checking-median-pay-black-hispanic-women/"
"Mostly True"
"West Virginia Democratic Party"
"2019-04-02"
"FactCheck.org"
"“Stormy Daniels Announces Plans To Run For President”"
"2018-06-22"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2018/06/stormy-daniels-didnt-announce-2020-campaign/"
"False"
"Various websites"
"2018-06-19"
"Washington Post"
"“During the course of 2008, over 120 superdelegates switched their quote-unquote allegiance in that process.""
"2016-05-05"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/05/05/the-sanders-campaigns-phony-math-on-superdelegates/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Jeff Weaver"
"2016-05-02"
"PolitiFact"
""In the state legislature, I supported Second Amendment rights.""
"2016-10-06"
"https://www.politifact.com/missouri/statements/2016/oct/06/jason-kander/kander-supported-second-amendment-while-office/"
"Mostly True"
"Jason Kander"
"2016-09-15"
"PolitiFact"
"Says "Donald Trump says climate change is a hoax invented by the Chinese.""
"2017-04-11"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/jun/03/hillary-clinton/yes-donald-trump-did-call-climate-change-chinese-h/"
"Mostly True"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-06-02"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Donald Trump once suggested that he “would try to negotiate down the national debt.”"
"2016-09-27"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/sep/26/hillary-clinton/hillary-clinton-says-donald-trump-has-said-he-woul/"
"Mostly True"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-09-26"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Evan "Jenkins has the same positions on the issues as Joe Manchin: supporting Hillary (Clinton), supporting cap-and-trade, supporting Planned Parenthood, many tax increases.""
"2017-11-06"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/nov/06/patrick-morrisey/do-joe-manchin-and-evan-jenkins-support-clinton-ca/"
"Mostly False"
"Patrick Morrisey"
"2017-10-12"
"PolitiFact"
"Chicago city officials "have adopted an official policy of protecting criminal aliens who prey on their own residents.""
"2017-08-16"
"https://www.politifact.com/illinois/statements/2017/aug/16/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-stretches-link-criminal-aliens-and-c/"
"False"
"Jeff Sessions"
"2017-08-07"
"PolitiFact"
""Just last May, the Department of Justice inspector general found that these (‘sanctuary city’) policies also violate federal law.""
"2017-03-30"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/mar/30/jeff-sessions/jeff-sessions-misleads-saying-inspector-general-fo/"
"Mostly False"
"Jeff Sessions"
"2017-03-27"
"PolitiFact"
""There are about as many members of the Armed Forces marching bands as there are American diplomats.""
"2017-03-31"
"https://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/mar/31/nicholas-burns/are-there-more-military-band-members-diplomats/"
"Mostly False"
"Nicholas Burns"
"2017-03-28"
"PolitiFact"
"Amazon pays "little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!""
"2018-03-29"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/mar/29/facts-donald-trump-amazon-taxes-usps-retail/"
"Lacks context"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-03-29"
"Washington Post"
""Donald Trump said rescuing the auto industry didn’t really matter very much. He said, and I quote again, ‘Let it go.’ ""
"2016-10-18"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/10/18/clintons-bogus-claim-that-trump-didnt-want-to-save-the-auto-industry/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-10-10"
"PolitiFact"
"Child care costs "in some states now exceed the average price tag for college tuition.""
"2016-09-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2016/sep/02/donna-howard/donna-howard-says-child-care-some-states-costs-mor/"
"True"
"Donna Howard"
"2016-08-23"
"PolitiFact"
""The border is down 78 percent. Under past administrations, the border didn’t go down -- it went up.""
"2017-08-03"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/03/donald-trump/false-trumps-claim-about-illegal-immigration-under/"
"False"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-07-28"
"PolitiFact"
""Rep. Paul Gosar asks Capitol Police to arrest illegal immigrants attending State of the Union.""
"2018-02-01"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/feb/01/usa-train-news/rep-paul-gosar-asks-police-arrest-illegal-immigran/"
"True"
"USA Trainnews"
"2018-01-30"
"PolitiFact"
"New York has "the biggest outmigration of citizens of any state.""
"2017-09-29"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/sep/29/edward-cox/new-york-has-most-people-leaving-other-states-coun/"
"Mostly True"
"Ed Cox"
"2017-09-19"
"PolitiFact"
"A study by the National Economics Research Association showed that the deal could cost 2.7 million lost jobs in the U.S. by 2025 should our country adhere to the commitments made by the Obama Administration."
"2017-06-21"
"https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2017/jun/21/gus-bilirakis/gus-bilirakis-cites-flawed-study-defend-us-wit/"
"False"
"Gus Bilirakis"
"2017-06-13"
"PolitiFact"
"Says the United States is in "the worst recovery from an economic recession since World War II.""
"2016-07-15"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/nov/10/chris-christie/christie-us-worst-recovery-wwii/"
"Half True"
"Chris Christie"
"2015-11-10"
"PolitiFact"
""Western New Yorkers pay some of the highest property taxes in the state.""
"2017-07-07"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/jul/07/raymond-walter/where-are-property-taxes-highest-new-york/"
"Half True"
"Raymond Walter"
"2017-06-23"
"PolitiFact"
""There is nothing that we have done on Amazon that we have not done with hundreds of other projects.""
"2018-12-10"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2018/dec/07/andrew-cuomo/cuomo-said-treatment-amazon-no-different/"
"True"
"Andrew Cuomo"
"2018-11-19"
"PolitiFact"
""We have become an energy exporter for the first time ever just recently.""
"2017-08-23"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/23/donald-trump/donald-trump-wrongly-says-us-net-energy-exporte/"
"False"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-08-22"
"PolitiFact"
""Marco Rubio made it clear: Not only does he think Donald Trump is a con man, he went on to say he doesn't trust Donald Trump with the nuclear codes.""
"2016-10-18"
"https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/oct/18/patrick-murphy/patrick-murphy-right-about-marco-rubio-attacks-don/"
"True"
"Patrick Murphy"
"2016-10-17"
"The Washington Post"
"“Very soon we are going to Mars. You wouldn't have been going to Mars if my opponent won, that I can tell you. You wouldn't even be thinking about it.”"
"2018-03-18"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/18/president-trumps-false-claim-that-clinton-wouldnt-have-sent-humans-to-mars/"
"Four Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-03-13"
"PolitiFact"
""Black Panthers Just Took Over City (Atlanta) – All Out War On Election Day""
"2018-11-06"
"https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/nov/06/blog-posting/pants-fire-claim-armed-black-panthers-atlanta-stre/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Right Wing News"
"2018-11-06"
"Washington Post"
""We’ve lost, over a fairly short period of time, 60,000 factories in our country — closed, shuttered, gone. Six million jobs, at least, gone.""
"2018-03-26"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2018/03/26/president-trumps-claim-that-china-caused-60000-u-s-factories-to-close/"
"Two Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-03-22"
"PolitiFact"
""Gov. Rick Scott made it illegal for a doctor to ask a patient if they owned a gun, even a mental health professional. This law was so dangerous that a court had to strike it down.""
"2018-02-22"
"https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2018/feb/22/giffords/florida-gov-rick-scott-made-it-illegal-doctors-tal/"
"Mostly True"
"Giffords"
"2018-02-20"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Neil Gorsuch "comes down on the side of felons over gun safety.""
"2017-02-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/feb/02/nancy-pelosi/pelosis-misleading-claim-gorsuch-sides-felons-over/"
"Mostly False"
"Nancy Pelosi"
"2017-01-31"
"PolitiFact"
"Tuberculosis recently passed "HIV/AIDS as the leading infectious killer globally.""
"2017-01-13"
"https://www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/jan/11/nick-seymour/tuberculosis-might-top-hivaids-deadliest-infectiou/"
"Half True"
"Nick Seymour"
"2017-01-07"
"PolitiFact"
"Says "Marco Rubio wanted to cut Social Security and Medicare because he said they’re bankrupting our country.""
"2016-09-16"
"https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2016/sep/16/senate-majority-pac/fact-checking-democratic-attacks-marco-rubios-stat/"
"Half True"
"Senate Majority PAC"
"2016-09-14"
"PolitiFact"
""Joe Manchin has a ‘D' rating from the NRA.""
"2018-09-28"
"https://www.politifact.com/west-virginia/statements/2018/sep/28/patrick-morrisey/does-joe-manchin-have-d-rating-national-rifle-asso/"
"Mostly True"
"Patrick Morrisey"
"2018-09-07"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Russ Feingold broke his 1992 promise to always get the majority of funding from Wisconsin residents."
"2016-09-08"
"https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2016/sep/07/ron-johnson/feingold-broke-promise-fund-campaign-primarily-sta/"
"True"
"Ron Johnson"
"2016-08-23"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Al Jazeera, "a mouthpiece for terrorists, has been paying Jon Ossoff thousands of dollars. ... What is he hiding?""
"2017-04-13"
"https://www.politifact.com/georgia/statements/2017/apr/13/congressional-leadership-fund/attack-ad-ties-jon-ossoff-al-jazeera/"
"Mostly False"
"Congressional Leadership Fund"
"2017-04-05"
"FactCheck.org"
"Donald Trump's inauguration "will be the first one that I miss since I’ve been in the Congress.""
"2017-01-17"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2017/01/lewis-skipped-bushs-inauguration-too/"
"False"
"Rep. John Lewis"
"2017-01-14"
"FactCheck.org"
""Georgia Becomes First State To Ban Muslim Culture In Historic Move To Restore Western Values.""
"2018-03-02"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2018/03/georgia-didnt-ban-muslim-culture/"
"False"
"Various websites"
"2017-11-24"
"PolitiFact"
"“Right now, we are one of the highest-taxed nations in the world. Really, on a large-scale basis, we are the highest-taxed nation in the world.”"
"2017-06-22"
"http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2017/jun/22/fact-checking-nine-things-trump-overstated-got-wro/"
"Talking point still mixed"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-06-21"
"PolitiFact"
""Since we passed tax cuts, over 3 million workers have gotten tax cut bonuses — many of them thousands and thousands of dollars.""
"2018-01-31"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jan/30/donald-trump/trump-says-tax-bill-led-bonuses-three-million-work/"
"Mostly True"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-01-30"
"PolitiFact"
"Says Nancy Pelosi and Beto O’Rourke were photographed with El Chapo."
"2019-02-06"
"https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/feb/06/viral-image/viral-image-falsely-identifies-us-congressman-el-c/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Viral image"
"2019-01-30"
"PolitiFact"
""IDC members also get tons of campaign money from real estate, charter school, and health care lobbyists, some of whom are Republicans with connections to Trump""
"2017-11-06"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-york/statements/2017/nov/05/creative-resistance/progressive-group-accuses-senate-splinter-group-do/"
"Mostly True"
"The Creative Resistance"
"2017-10-24"
"PolitiFact"
""We’ve got dozens of counties around America that have zero insurers left.""
"2017-08-24"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/aug/24/paul-ryan/ryan-way-obamacare-county-insurance-stat-cnn-town-/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Paul Ryan"
"2017-08-21"
"FactCheck.org"
""Obama's Private 'Security' Company Sets Up Massive Camps Outside 3 Major Cities""
"2018-04-30"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2018/04/obamas-private-military-doesnt-exist/"
"False"
"Various websites"
"2018-04-12"
"Washington Post"
""China will enter the TPP through the back door at a later date. They are watching, they are studying. ... If it is good, they will be there.""
"2016-06-30"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2016/06/30/donald-trumps-claim-that-china-will-enter-the-trans-pacific-partnership-at-a-later-date/"
"Three Pinocchios"
"Donald Trump"
"2016-06-28"
"PolitiFact"
"In the Paula Jones case, Bill Clinton paid an "$850,000 penalty.""
"2016-10-27"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/oct/27/newt-gingrich/gingrich-misleading-call-850000-paid-bill-clinton-/"
"Half True"
"Newt Gingrich"
"2016-10-26"
"PolitiFact"
""California wildfires are being magnified & made so much worse by the bad environmental laws which aren’t allowing massive amount of readily available water to be properly utilized. It is being diverted into the Pacific Ocean.""
"2018-08-07"
"https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2018/aug/06/donald-trump/california-wildfires-made-worse-hot-dry-conditions/"
"False"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-08-05"
"PolitiFact"
"The 5-4 decisions the Supreme Court reaches "are going up.""
"2018-10-12"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2018/oct/12/stephen-carter/no-5-4-supreme-court-rulings-are-not-rise/"
"False"
"Stephen Carter"
"2018-10-09"
"PolitiFact"
""Navy destroyer strikes a building in downtown Houston.""
"2017-09-01"
"https://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2017/sep/01/blog-posting/internet-rumor-about-navy-destroyer-hitting-housto/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Internet rumors"
"2017-09-01"
"PolitiFact"
"The Russians "tried to hack the Republican National Committee, and they were unable to break through.""
"2017-01-12"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2017/jan/11/donald-trump/trump-says-russians-were-unable-hack-republican-na/"
"Mostly True"
"Donald Trump"
"2017-01-11"
"PolitiFact"
"“Almost half a million people are still eligible (for DACA), particularly in the Asian-American and Pacific Islander community.”"
"2016-08-22"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2016/aug/22/hillary-clinton/clinton-says-almost-half-million-people-still-elig/"
"True"
"Hillary Clinton"
"2016-08-15"
"PolitiFact"
""380 Americans have been killed in 294 mass shootings in 2015 alone.""
"2016-05-11"
"https://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2015/oct/08/debbie-wasserman-schultz/how-many-americans-have-been-killed-mass-shootings/"
"Half True"
"Debbie Wasserman Schultz"
"2015-10-02"
"PolitiFact"
"Says CNN’s Anderson Cooper stood in a ditch during Hurricane Florence to exaggerate water levels."
"2018-09-18"
"https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2018/sep/18/viral-image/hoax-uses-2008-anderson-cooper-photo-proof-fake-hu/"
"Pants on Fire"
"Viral image"
"2018-09-16"
"PolitiFact"
""We are coming up on our 40th anniversary of electing a Republican to the United States Senate. 1972 was the last time New Jersey sent a Republican to the United States Senate.""
"2016-07-15"
"https://www.politifact.com/new-jersey/statements/2012/may/09/chris-christie/chris-christie-said-new-jersey-hasnt-sent-republic/"
"True"
"Chris Christie"
"2012-05-04"
"FactCheck.org"
"“Most economists believe that over 70 percent of corporate taxes are paid for by the workers.”"
"2017-09-07"
"https://www.factcheck.org/2017/09/benefits-corporate-tax-cut/"
"Exaggerates"
"Steven Mnuchin"
"2017-09-03"
"Washington Post"
"“The problem with that particular bill is it became a $50 billion bill that was filled with unrelated pork. Two-thirds of that bill had nothing to do with Sandy.”"
"2017-08-29"
"https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/08/29/ted-cruzs-claim-that-two-thirds-of-the-hurricane-sandy-bill-had-nothing-to-do-with-sandy/"
"Three Pinocchios"
"Ted Cruz"
"2017-08-28"
"PolitiFact"
"Reauthorizing the Children’s Health Insurance Program "for six years saves $1 billion" and doing it for 10 years saves $6 billion."
"2018-01-24"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/jan/24/nancy-pelosi/nancy-pelosi-correct-renewing-kids-health-program-/"
"True"
"Nancy Pelosi"
"2018-01-18"
"PolitiFact"
""Right now in Ohio 200,000 people are getting opioid treatment because they have insurance under the Affordable Care Act.""
"2018-04-20"
"https://www.politifact.com/ohio/statements/2018/apr/20/sherrod-brown/sherrod-brown-credits-obamacare-helping-pay-opioid/"
"Mostly True"
"Sherrod Brown"
"2018-04-09"
"PolitiFact"
"California’s Capitol building is "second only to Disneyland," among visitor sites in the state."
"2016-05-27"
"https://www.politifact.com/california/statements/2016/may/27/richard-pan/mickey-mouse-claim-californias-capitol-building-se/"
"False"
"Richard Pan"
"2016-04-07"
"PolitiFact"
""Our bold reforms have Wisconsin’s unemployment rate down to an all-time LOW of 2.9 percent, and the number of people working at an all-time HIGH!""
"2018-04-18"
"https://www.politifact.com/wisconsin/statements/2018/apr/18/scott-walker/record-low-unemployment-and-record-high-number-peo/"
"Half True"
"Scott Walker"
"2018-04-04"
"PolitiFact"
""U.S. Steel just announced that they are building six new steel mills.""
"2018-08-02"
"https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2018/aug/02/donald-trump/us-steel-not-opening-six-new-mills-donald-trump/"
"False"
"Donald Trump"
"2018-07-31"
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Dataset Card for DataCommons Fact Checked claims

Dataset Summary

A dataset of fact checked claims by news media maintained by datacommons.org containing the claim, author, and judgments, as well as the URL of the full explanation by the original fact-checker.

The fact checking is done by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and The Washington Post.

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Languages

The data is in English (en).

Dataset Structure

Data Instances

An example of fact checking instance looks as follows:

{'claim_author_name': 'Facebook posts',
 'claim_date': '2019-01-01',
 'claim_text': 'Quotes Michelle Obama as saying, "White folks are what’s wrong with America."',
 'review_date': '2019-01-03',
 'review_rating': 'Pants on Fire',
 'review_url': 'https://www.politifact.com/facebook-fact-checks/statements/2019/jan/03/facebook-posts/did-michelle-obama-once-say-white-folks-are-whats-/',
 'reviewer_name': 'PolitiFact'}

Data Fields

A data instance has the following fields:

  • review_date: the day the fact checking report was posted. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • review_url: URL for the full fact checking report
  • reviewer_name: the name of the fact checking service.
  • claim_text: the full text of the claim being reviewed.
  • claim_author_name: the author of the claim being reviewed. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • claim_date the date of the claim. Missing values are replaced with empty strings
  • review_rating: the judgments of the fact checker (under alternateName, names vary by fact checker)

Data Splits

No splits are provided. There are a total of 5632 claims fact-checked.

Dataset Creation

Curation Rationale

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Source Data

Initial Data Collection and Normalization

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Who are the source language producers?

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Annotations

Annotation process

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Who are the annotators?

The fact checking is done by FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, The Washington Post, and The Weekly Standard.

  • FactCheck.org self describes as "a nonpartisan, nonprofit 'consumer advocate' for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." It was founded by journalists Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Brooks Jackson and is currently directed by Eugene Kiely.
  • PolitiFact describe their ethics as "seeking to present the true facts, unaffected by agenda or biases, [with] journalists setting their own opinions aside." It was started in August 2007 by Times Washington Bureau Chief Bill Adair. The organization was acquired in February 2018 by the Poynter Institute, a non-profit journalism education and news media research center that also owns the Tampa Bay Times.
  • The Washington Post is a newspaper considered to be near the center of the American political spectrum. In 2013 Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos bought the newspaper and affiliated publications.

The original data source also contains 132 items reviewed by The Weekly Standard, which was a neo-conservative American newspaper. IT is the most politically loaded source of the group, which was originally a vocal creitic of the activity of fact-checking, and has historically taken stances close to the American right. It also had to admit responsibility for baseless accusations against a well known author in a public libel case. The fact checked items from this source can be found in the weekly_standard configuration but should be used only with full understanding of this context.

Personal and Sensitive Information

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Considerations for Using the Data

Social Impact of Dataset

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Discussion of Biases

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Other Known Limitations

Dataset provided for research purposes only. Please check dataset license for additional information.

Additional Information

Dataset Curators

This fact checking dataset is maintained by datacommons.org, a Google initiative.

Licensing Information

All fact checked items are released under a CC-BY-NC-4.0 License.

Citation Information

Data Commons 2020, Fact Checks, electronic dataset, Data Commons, viewed 16 Dec 2020, https://datacommons.org.

Contributions

Thanks to @yjernite for adding this dataset.

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