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The 2020 FactCheck Awards

November 3, 2020 /

Summary It’s Election Day, which our longtime readers know means it’s time for our just-for-fun awards. Here we recognize some of the campaign ads that…

FactChecking the Final 2020 Presidential Debate

October 23, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in the final presidential debate of the campaign. We found: Trump accused Biden…

Trump on the Stump

October 22, 2020 /

We reviewed all of President Donald Trump’s speeches at campaign rallies over five days, from Oct. 12 to Oct. 16. There were six speeches and…

Biden on the Stump

October 22, 2020 /

After months of doing mostly virtual events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden returned to in-person events with small, socially distanced…

Trump’s Numbers, Preelection Update

October 14, 2020 /

Summary During Donald Trump’s time in office: The economy lost 3.9 million jobs. Economic growth fell short of what Trump promised, then crashed during the…

FactChecking the Vice Presidential Debate

October 8, 2020 /

Summary In the first and only vice presidential debate, Sen. Kamala Harris and Vice President Mike Pence parroted many of the false and misleading claims…

FactChecking the First Trump-Biden Debate

September 30, 2020 /

Summary President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on the debate stage for the first time and stretched or mangled facts on…

Final Night of the Republican Convention

August 28, 2020 /

Summary At the close of the Republican National Convention, the president distorted the facts on the economy, COVID-19, health care, the military, immigration, policing and…

Republican Convention Night 3

August 27, 2020 /

Summary Vice President Mike Pence and others twisted facts on the economy, some of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s positions and more: Pence claimed that…

Republican Convention Night 2

August 26, 2020 /

Summary On the second night of the Republican National Convention, we found: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow falsely claimed that Trump inherited a “stagnant”…