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Infrastructure Bill Proposes Voluntary Pilot Program for Per-Mile Vehicle Fee, Not ‘Driving Tax’

October 13, 2021 /

Quick Take A Senate-approved $1 trillion infrastructure bill would create a voluntary pilot program aimed at studying per-mile user fees for motor vehicles to fund…

Migrants Not Responsible for Latest COVID-19 Surge

October 8, 2021 /

Infectious disease experts say low vaccination rates, resistance to protective measures such as wearing a mask and the highly transmissible delta variant are driving the…

Republicans Mischaracterize Proposed Financial Reporting Requirement

October 8, 2021 /

To help detect unreported income and narrow the gap between federal taxes collected and owed, the Biden administration has proposed expanding annual reporting requirements for…

Trump’s Final Numbers

October 8, 2021 /

Summary The statistics for the entirety of Donald Trump’s time in office are nearly all compiled. As we did for his predecessor four years ago,…

White House and HHS Employees Aren’t ‘Exempt’ from Vaccine Mandate

October 7, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest While some specifics of President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates haven’t been determined, misleading claims about who will be “exempt” have circulated online.…

Posts Spread Baseless Claims About Cause of Cargo Ship Backups

October 6, 2021 /

Quick Take U.S. ports slowed by pandemic-induced labor and equipment shortages cannot keep up with Americans’ demand for imported goods, resulting in cargo ship backups on both…

Video: Instagram Posts Spread Texas Lawmaker’s False Claims on Vaccine Testing

October 4, 2021 /

In this video, FactCheck.org and Univision Noticias teamed up to debunk false claims, spreading on social media, that were made by a state senator in Texas…

Basketball Star Bradley Beal’s Misleading Comments About COVID-19

October 1, 2021 /

SciCheck Digest NBA star Bradley Beal made some misleading comments — shared in viral video clips — about the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. No vaccine…

Trump Rejected Generals’ Advice, Too

September 30, 2021 /

Rep. Mike Rogers, the ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, said congressional testimony this week showed that President Joe Biden ignored the advice…

Facebook Posts Distort Robert E. Lee’s Actions and Views on Slavery

September 29, 2021 /

Quick Take A statue commemorating Gen. Robert E. Lee was taken down in Richmond, Virginia, on Sept. 8. Days after the statue was removed, Facebook…