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Fact Check: NYT Claims Only ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Visa Workers in U.S.
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Fact Check: NYT Claims Only ‘Tens of Thousands’ of Visa Workers in U.S.

CLAIM: Federal visa worker programs bring “tens of thousands” of foreign workers into the United States. VERDICT: False. Federal agencies bring at least one million non-immigrant foreign workers into the United States each year. The error was included in a New York Times article on April 24 about President Donald Trump’s unprecedented April 22 shift in immigration policy. The…

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Fact Check: Peter Alexander Asked About ‘False Hope’ Before ‘Scared Americans’
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Fact Check: Peter Alexander Asked About ‘False Hope’ Before ‘Scared Americans’

CLAIM: NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander claims he asked the president to calm Americans, and he lashed out. VERDICT: False. Alexander first asked whether the president was giving Americans “false hope.” Peter Alexander is attempting to defend himself after being called out by President Donald Trump on national television during a White House…

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Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims We Have Coronavirus Because of Trump
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Fact Check: Joe Biden Claims We Have Coronavirus Because of Trump

CLAIM: The coronavirus outbreak hit the U.S. because President Donald Trump “eliminated” President Barack Obama’s pandemic office. VERDICT: FALSE. Former vice president Joe Biden claimed on Twitter on Thursday that the U.S. is “paying the price” of coronavirus because President Trump “eliminated” an office that dealt with pandemics. The Obama-Biden Administration set up the White…

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Why a Stimulus Check Isn’t Enough to Stop the Dow From Crashing
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Why a Stimulus Check Isn’t Enough to Stop the Dow From Crashing

Americans could receive a $1,000 stimulus check to help them during the coronavirus crisis. The Dow rallied after the news but is falling again on Wednesday. A stimulus check won’t be enough to boost demand as people practice social distancing. U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday on expectations of a huge federal stimulus to deal with the…

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FACT CHECK: Biden Says Founders Didn’t Want ‘Everyone’ to Own Guns
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FACT CHECK: Biden Says Founders Didn’t Want ‘Everyone’ to Own Guns

CLAIM: During the Wednesday night CNN town hall Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden claimed the Founding Fathers did not intend for “everyone” to own guns. VERDICT: False. The purpose of the Second Amendment was to be sure the citizens at large were armed in order to defend their lives and liberty. Biden began his comments…

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Fact Check: Warren Falsely Claimed She Was Fired for Pregnancy
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Fact Check: Warren Falsely Claimed She Was Fired for Pregnancy

CLAIM: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) claimed at the Democrat debate in Charleston, South Carolina, broadcast on CBS Tuesday night that she was fired from her first teaching job for being pregnant. Specifically, Warren said that after she was visibly pregnant, her principal “wished me luck and gave my job to someone else. Pregnancy discrimination? You…

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Fact Check: 150 Million Americans Died from Gun Violence Since 2007
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Fact Check: 150 Million Americans Died from Gun Violence Since 2007

CLAIM: During the South Carolina Democrat debate, former Vice President Joe Biden claimed 150 million Americans have died since 2007 because gun makers cannot be sued. VERDICT: FALSE. Joe Biden alluded to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, the passage of which protected gun manufacturers from lawsuits in scenarios where the gun in…

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FACT CHECK: No, Trump Did Not ‘Fire’ Pandemic Specialist or ‘Defund’ CDC
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FACT CHECK: No, Trump Did Not ‘Fire’ Pandemic Specialist or ‘Defund’ CDC

CLAIM: President Trump “fired” the government’s pandemic specialist, and “defunded” the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). VERDICT: Mostly false. The specialist was not fired; he quit. Some CDC cuts were proposed, but not implemented. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg claimed at the Democrat debate in Charleston, South Carolina, on Tuesday night that President…

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