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Hillary Clinton: Says Mark Zandi, who wrote a report criticizing Donald Trump’s economic proposals, is "one of Sen. John McCain's former economic advisers."

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 10:02
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Clinton, Trump both say Moody's economist is on the other team

When respected financial analysis group Moody’s published a blistering report critiquing Donald Trump’s economic proposals, Hillary Clinton jumped on it. "One of (Republican Sen.) John McCain’s former economic advisers actually calculated what would happen to our country if Trump gets his way. He described the results of a Trump recession. We would lose 3.5 million jobs. Incomes would stagnate. Debt would explode. And stock prices would plummet. And you know who would be hit the hardest? The people who had the hardest time getting back on their feet after the 2008 crisis," she said in a ...

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Donald Trump: "We don't know anything about Hillary in terms of religion. Now, she's been in the public eye for years and years, and yet there's no — there's nothing out there."

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 08:53
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | What do we know about Hillary Clinton's religion? A lot, actually

Donald Trump has once again questioned a presidential candidate’s religious affiliation, accusing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of shielding her religious preference from the public eye. Speaking prior to a gathering hosted by the conservative Christian activist organization United in Purpose, Trump said there has been no public reference to Clinton’s religion. The comment was captured in a video from E.W. Jackson, a former nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor who attended the gathering. "We don't know anything about Hillary in terms of religion," Trump said in the video. "Now, she's been in the public eye for years and ...

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Hillary Clinton: As a result of<em> Roe vs. Wade</em>, &quot;America&rsquo;s maternal mortality rate dropped dramatically.&quot;

Fri, 06/24/2016 - 07:00
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton: Pregnancy-related deaths dropped after Roe vs. Wade legalized abortion

Hillary Clinton says her opponent Donald Trump wants to take the country back to a time that was bad for women’s reproductive health. "When Donald Trump says ‘let’s make America great again,’ that is code for ‘let’s take America backward.’ Back to a time when opportunity and dignity were reserved for some, not all," she said in June 10 remarks at a Planned Parenthood event. "Back to the days when abortion was illegal, women had far fewer options, and life for too many women and girls was limited. Well, Donald, those days are over." Clinton went on to note ...

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Donald Trump: Says Hillary Clinton &quot;has even deleted this record of total support (for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement) from her book.&quot;

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 13:32
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump flubs claim that Hillary Clinton deleted her support of trade deal from her book

Donald Trump accused Hillary Clinton of trying to delete part of her personal history during a June 22, 2016, speech that focused in part on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Clinton tried to promote the deal as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, but she withdrew her support for the 12-nation pact in October 2015 amid sharp criticism from Democratic primary opponent Bernie Sanders. In his speech, Donald Trump took credit for getting her to change her mind and accused her of trying to cover up her support. "Hillary Clinton has also been the biggest promoter ...

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Donald Trump: The Benghazi victims were &quot;left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed.&quot;

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 10:44
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton 'slept' through Benghazi attack

Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton slept through the Benghazi attack, missing the proverbial 3 a.m. phone call. In a June 22 speech, Trump said Clinton’s decisions as secretary of state "spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched. Among the victims was our late Ambassador Chris Stevens. I mean what she did with him was absolutely horrible. He was left helpless to die as Hillary Clinton soundly slept in her bed. That’s right. When the phone rang, as per the commercial, at 3:00 in the morning, Hillary Clinton was sleeping." Trump has made this claim before. Was Clinton really asleep ...

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Cory Booker: &quot;Al-Qaida operatives, have said, &#39;Hey, we want you to use this loophole (for purchasing guns despite being on a watch list) to attack and kill Americans.&#39;&quot;

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 07:30
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Sen. Cory Booker says al-Qaida has urged followers to use lax U.S. gun laws to kill Americans

New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker was one of the U.S. senators who spent nearly 15 hours in an overnight filibuster designed to pressure Congress to vote on two gun amendments proposed in response to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. One would block anyone on the government's terrorist watch list from buying a firearm. The other would expand background checks to all gun show purchases and internet sales. Both were rejected in a largely party-line vote June 20, 2016. Ahead of the vote, MSNBC's Chris Matthews asked Booker in a June 16 interview how the ...

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Bloggers: Says Hillary Clinton&rsquo;s &quot;State Department blocked investigation into Orlando killer&rsquo;s mosque.&quot; <div>&nbsp;</div>

Thu, 06/23/2016 - 06:56
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Websites say Hillary Clinton's State Department blocked investigation into Orlando shooter's mosque

The deadly nightclub attack in Orlando, Fla., has given rise to dozens of theories and explanations as to what happened and how it could have been stopped. One angle gaining traction in social media is that Hillary Clinton’s State Department enabled the attacker, U.S.-born Omar Mateen, 29, by blocking an investigation into a Florida mosque Mateen attended. Mateen killed 49 people and injured more than 50 in an Orlando nightclub June 12. The conspiracy-minded website InfoWars posted an article with the headline, "Hillary’s State Dept. Blocked Investigation into Orlando Killer’s Mosque" on Monday, June 13. Other websites, such as ...

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Donald Trump: &quot;For the amount of money Hillary Clinton would like to spend on refugees, we could rebuild every inner city in America.&quot;

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 14:03
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Trump wrong that Clinton's refugee plan would cost more than rebuilding all inner cities

A day after Hillary Clinton gave her list of Donald Trump’s many flaws on the economy, Trump returned the favor. In a speech from New York, he called her a "world-class liar" who has "spent her entire life making money for special interests." Trump delivered a broadside on Clinton’s immigration policies — to him, they represent "mass amnesty" and "open borders" — and blended those faults with her plans for refugees. "Hillary also wants to spend hundreds of billions to resettle Middle Eastern refugees in the United States, on top of the current record level of immigration," Trump said. "For ...

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Donald Trump: Says Hillary Clinton &quot;said she was under attack (in Bosnia) but the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers.&quot;

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 09:40
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Trump right that Clinton made up story about Bosnia sniper fire

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wasted no time punching back the day after Hillary Clinton listed in detail why he could not be trusted to run the economy. Clinton "is a world-class liar," Trump said in a June 22, 2016, speech in New York. "Just look at her pathetic email and server statements, or her phony landing in Bosnia where she said she was under attack and the attack turned out to be young girls handing her flowers." On that Bosnia trip, Trump picked one of Clinton’s most prominent transgressions. When she made that claim, we rated it >> More

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Donald Trump: &quot;I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war (in Iraq), and yes, even before the war ever started.&quot; <div>&nbsp;</div>

Wed, 06/22/2016 - 08:45
The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Trump still wrong on his claim that opposed Iraq War ahead of the invasion

Presumptive Republican presidential Donald Trump keeps selling the myth that he was against Iraq War even before the war started. In a policy speech June 22, 2016, in New York, Trump tried to contrast himself with his likely fall opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton. "In short, Hillary Clinton’s tryout for the presidency has produced one deadly foreign policy disaster after another," Trump said. "It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the War in Iraq in the first place. "Though I was not in government service, I was among the earliest to criticize the rush to war, and yes, even ...

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Hillary Clinton: Says Donald Trump has &quot;bankrupted his companies not once, not twice but four times.&quot;

Tue, 06/21/2016 - 13:37
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Yep, Donald Trump's companies have declared bankruptcy...more than four times

Hillary Clinton mocked Donald Trump’s business failings in a major speech arguing that the presumptive Republican nominee would be disastrous for the economy. "He’s written a lot of books about business. They all seem to end at Chapter 11," Clinton quipped, adding. "He bankrupted his companies not once, not twice, but four times." We rated a similarly worded claim from Trump’s former primary rival Carly Fiorina Mostly True, because it’s not accurate to say Trump is solely to blame. (For the record, Trump doesn’t deny the charge and instead argues it was a smart business decision.) At the time, we ...

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Priorities USA Action: Says Donald Trump has said he loves war, &quot;including with nukes.&quot;

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 15:10
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Super PAC ad says Trump likes war, even nuclear, but that needs context

Donald Trump would be "too dangerous for America," says a new ad from Priorities USA Action, a political action committee supporting Hillary Clinton. The 30-second ad, which will air in eight battleground states, features several of Trump’s own comments about foreign policy. Meet the Press host Chuck Todd played a portion of the ad on the June 19 show as an example of the kind of ads Trump can expect to face in the general election. It starts with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asking Trump, "Who are you consulting with consistently so that you are ready on day one?" "I’m ...

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Donald Trump: Says delegates can&#39;t &quot;legally&quot; change the Republican National Convention rules to prevent Donald Trump&rsquo;s nomination.

Sun, 06/19/2016 - 14:48
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Donald Trump said it's illegal for delegates to change the rules on him, but it's not

Donald Trump has made a string of comments lately that have given Republicans heartburn. His racially charged attack on a federal judge of Mexican descent, rambling speech following the Orlando shooting and conspiratorial suggestions of President Obama’s terrorist sympathies all have his fellow party members talking about organizing against him at this summer’s Republican National Convention. But given his clear win in the primary and nabbing the majority of delegates, such a move would violate party rules and election law, Trump said on NBC’s Meet the Press when asked about whether delegates at the convention could ...

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Barack Obama: &quot;We&#39;ve seen more manufacturing jobs created since I&#39;ve been president than anytime since the 1990s. That&#39;s a fact.&quot;

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 11:19
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Obama: 'We've seen more manufacturing jobs created' than anytime since the 1990s

Attempting to defend his economic record, President Barack Obama cited manufacturing job creation as a key indicator of growth under his presidency. In a PBS NewsHour special held in Elkhart, Ind.  — the RV capital of the world — Obama said that his presidency has seen more manufacturing jobs created since the 1990s when Bill Clinton was president. "We've seen more manufacturing jobs created since I've been president than anytime since the 1990s. That's a fact," Obama said. His statement came in a larger discussion of manufacturing, where Obama tried to assuage the concerns of his skeptics. During the ...

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Donald Trump: &quot;According to Pew Research, 99 percent of the people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia law.&quot;

Thu, 06/16/2016 - 07:00
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Trump mostly correct about Sharia law support in Afghanistan

Donald Trump reinvigorated calls for a ban on Muslims entering the United States following the mass shooting of an Orlando nightclub by a U.S. citizen who pledged allegiance to ISIS during the fatal attack. Among his reasons, many Muslims support Sharia law —a set of religious principles that critics say include harsh punishments and can be used as a rationale for violence.  Trump singled out Afghanistan to make his point in a speech June 13, 2016, in New Hampshire. "According to Pew Research, 99 percent of the people in Afghanistan support oppressive Sharia law," Trump said. Is that number ...

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Donald Trump: &quot;The Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.&quot;

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 14:48
The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Donald Trump suggests Barack Obama supported ISIS, but that's a conspiracy theory

In a series of comments designed to cast doubt on former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has charged that the Obama administration has actively supported the Islamic extremist group that became ISIS. In this fact-check, we’ll begin by recapping what Trump said. Then we’ll look at whether he has any evidence to support the allegation. (The Trump campaign did not respond to an inquiry.) What Trump said It all began with a June 13 interview with Fox & Friends, when Trump said, "Look, we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's ...

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Charles Schumer: Last year, &quot;244 suspected terrorists walked into gun shops and attempted to purchase a firearm; 223 were able to get the firearm.&quot;

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 13:03
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Schumer: 244 people on terror watch list tried to buy guns in 2015, 91% got them

The mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., June 12 reopened the debate over who should access to guns, with Democrats calling for stricter controls. During a June 14 news conference in Washington, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said most people suspected of terrorism in the United States haven't haven't found it difficult to purchase a weapon. "Last year, 244 people on the terror watch list tried to purchase guns; 244 suspected terrorists walked into gun shops and attempted to purchase a firearm; 223 were able to get the firearm. Only 21 went empty-handed," Schumer said. "Ninety-one percent of suspected terrorists, ...

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Bernie Sanders: &quot;There are tens of thousands of homes right here in California where you turn on the faucet but you can&#39;t drink the water.&quot;

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:41
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Lack of a reliable tally from EPA, California hinder Bernie Sanders tap water claim

The wisdom of using hydraulic fracking, the controversial process of squeezing oil and gas out of rock using pressured fluid, has been one of the issues that separates Democrats Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, with Sanders advocating an outright ban on the technique. Sanders repeated his opposition during a news conference in Spreckels, Calif., in Monterey County, and said it was part of a larger concern about the availability of clean water, which he characterized as "one of the looming crises" in the United States and around the world. "It is not just Flint, Mich., that is struggling with ...

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Hillary Clinton: &quot;Hate crimes against American Muslims and mosques have tripled after Paris and San Bernardino.&quot;

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:37
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Hillary Clinton says anti-Muslim hate crimes tripled after Paris, San Bernardino

During her speech after an ISIS-inspired attack on an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Hillary Clinton pledged to fight terrorism but also cautioned Americans not to see the vast majority of Muslims as enemies. "It's no coincidence that hate crimes against American Muslims and mosques have tripled after Paris and San Bernardino," she said during her June 13, 2016, speech. Is she correct that attacks have tripled? We located calculations published in December 2015 by Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino, that generally support Clinton's assertion, and ...

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Donald Trump: Says Hillary Clinton &quot;plans to massively increase admissions (of Middle East refugees) &hellip; including a 500 percent increase in Syrian refugees coming into our country.&quot;

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 14:55
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton wants to let 500 percent more Syrians into the U.S.

The mass shooting inside an Orlando nightclub is even more evidence that the United States needs to restrict the number of foreigners coming into the country, Republican Donald Trump argued in a speech attacking Democrat Hillary Clinton. Refugees are potential terrorists, Trump said, and when it comes to refugees, "our government has been admitting ever-growing numbers, year after year, without any effective plan for our own security. Having learned nothing from these attacks, she now plans to massively increase admissions, without a screening plan, including a 500 percent increase in Syrian refugees coming into our country. Tell me. Tell me, ...

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