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Yang’s Top-Gun Tale

Yang’s Top-Gun Tale

Making a point about Defense Department waste, Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang related a secondhand story about a Navy fighter pilot who said that airmen routinely dumped fuel into the Pacific Ocean at the end of the fiscal year as a way to preserve the following year’s fuel budget. But the story doesn’t add up.

Biden’s Record on Iraq War

Biden’s Record on Iraq War

Twice in the last five weeks, Joe Biden has claimed that despite voting to authorize military force against Iraq in 2002, he opposed the Iraq war from “the moment” it began. That’s not accurate, and Biden now says he misspoke.

Buttigieg Wrong About Climate Change’s Effect on Oceans

Buttigieg Wrong About Climate Change’s Effect on Oceans

In making his case for taking swift action on climate change, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg inaccurately said that “we could lose half the world’s oxygen because of what’s going on in the oceans.” Scientists say that’s a misreading of the evidence.

Deceptive Second Amendment Ads

Deceptive Second Amendment Ads

Ads posted on Facebook from a committee working to reelect President Donald Trump claim that Democrats are calling for the Second Amendment to be repealed. To support the claim, the Trump campaign pointed to statements by a few state lawmakers and one candidate for U.S. Senate.

Trump’s False ‘Facts’ on the Environment

Trump’s False ‘Facts’ on the Environment

Just as CNN was beginning its climate town hall event, President Donald Trump tweeted a list of “8 facts” boasting of the nation’s air quality and carbon emissions reductions. Several of his “facts,” however, are inaccurate or misleading.

Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Hurricane Forecast

Trump Doubles Down on Inaccurate Hurricane Forecast

President Trump inaccurately stated in his Sept. 1 tweet that Alabama “will most likely be hit” by Hurricane Dorian — a statement that was fact-checked in real time by the National Weather Service. Despite that, Trump has twisted the facts by using an altered forecast map to support his inaccurate tweet.

Pence’s ‘Politically Correct’ Obama VA Claim

Pence’s ‘Politically Correct’ Obama VA Claim

In an address to veterans, Vice President Mike Pence claimed that “under the last administration, VA hospitals were removing Bibles and even banning Christmas carols in an effort to be politically correct.” There’s less to the isolated incidents than Pence’s claim suggests.

Amazon Doesn’t Produce 20% of Earth’s Oxygen

Amazon Doesn’t Produce 20% of Earth’s Oxygen

Q: Does the Amazon produce 20% of the world’s oxygen?

A: No. Scientists estimate the percentage is closer to 6 to 9%, and the Amazon ultimately consumes nearly all of that oxygen itself. 

Trump’s Steel Industry Claims

Trump’s Steel Industry Claims

The tariffs on steel imports benefited domestic steelmakers, but the president exaggerates the changes for the industry.