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FlackCheck.org examines a quote from NJ Governor Chris Christie (R) in which he claims marijuana is a gateway drug.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) became the first major Republican candidate to declare himself officially in the 2016 presidential race. FlackCheck.org offers a look at a factcheck of some dubious claims he made during his announcement.
Republican Senator Rand Paul recently announced he is running for president. FlackCheck.org offers a look at some problematic statements he has made in the past, and one he has made since his announcement.
FlackCheck.org examines statements from both former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama in the wake of the recent controversy regarding Clinton’s use of a private email account during her time at the state department.
This month, we take a look at problematic claims regarding energy and scientific research with help from SciCheck, a new feature on FactCheck.org. SciCheck is funded by a grant from the Stanton Foundation.
This month, FlackCheck.org introduces SciCheck, a new feature on FactCheck.org committed to debunking the false and misleading scientific claims that are made by partisans to influence public policy.
FlackCheck examines claims from President Obama as well as responses from Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) and Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.).
The Keystone XL Pipeline is back and the news, and competing claims are coming from both sides of the aisle.
Questionable claims have been coming from both sides of the aisle after President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.
Take a look at your inbox. All those chain emails riddled with suspicious political claims. And what about social media? Odds are, those claims are bogus. Learn how to spot the “Key Characteristics of Bogusness.”