Category: Fact Checker

Sanders Evades Tax Question

When asked about releasing his “full” federal tax returns, Sen. Bernie Sanders insisted that “we have released them in the past.” But Sanders has released only his 1040 form, a two-page summary of his federal returns, not his full returns.…

Inhofe Misleads on Bees

Sen. James Inhofe made misleading claims in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency about the relationship between neonicotinoid pesticides and bees: Inhofe said many scientists have concluded “that neonicotinoid pesticides only harm bees at dosages that are unrealistically high.”…

Video: Sanders’ Tax Returns

This week’s fact-checking video from CNN’s Jake Tapper looks at whether Sen. Bernie Sanders has released his federal tax returns. Tapper interviewed Sanders on CNN’s “State of the Union” and asked the senator if he would release his “full” tax…

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Clinton’s Fossil Fuel Money Revisited

Sen. Bernie Sanders uses padded data to back up his claim that “Hillary Clinton received $ 4.5 million from the fossil fuel industry.” The figure relies on a tortured definition of fossil fuel money. It includes contributions donated by lobbyists…

Clinton Wrong on Garland Vote

Former President Bill Clinton mistakenly claimed that President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals by a “97 to nothing” vote. The Senate voted 76-23 to confirm Garland, who had been nominated by…

Sanders Adviser Makes False Claim

A senior adviser to Sen. Bernie Sanders said that Sanders’ presidential campaign has “never” used Hillary Clinton’s “image or her name in an ad.” That’s false. In early March, the Sanders campaign announced the release of a radio ad in Michigan…

Obama’s Numbers April 2016 Update

Summary Since President Barack Obama first took office: The U.S. trade deficit has shrunk by 24 percent; exports have grown faster than imports. The number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has gone down — by 3.4 percent according to…

Clinton Wrong About Wall Street Attacks

Hillary Clinton falsely claimed she is “the only candidate” in the presidential campaign “on either side” who has been attacked in advertising funded by “Wall Street financiers and hedge fund managers.” Actually, several candidates have been the target of ads…