“Since peaking in the year 2000, there has been a distinct downward trend in apprehensions at the southern border,” she said. “While the specific number has fluctuated year-to-year, including a slight uptick for 2018, it remains at historically low levels.” … [Read more...] about Fact check: Are border crossings at ‘historically low levels?’
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PolitiFact NC reviewed the new law and the changes explained by legislative staff. There’s a new requirement for filing a complaint, a new statute of limitations on investigating complaints, and a new step the North Carolina elections board must take before referring campaign finance violations to prosecutors. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Is Roy Cooper right that new NC law impedes campaign money prosecutions?
Ramaphosa has said that expropriation is necessary to return land that was seized from blacks during apartheid, the country's previous system of racial discrimination. On July 31, Ramaphosa said his government would take steps to amend the constitution to allow expropriation without compensation, but no legislation has been put forward yet, nor have there been any major government seizures of agricultural land. There have been some ad hoc invasions of privately owned land by blacks who claim the land, but these have been stopped by police. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Trump’s Claim on South African Farms Off Mark
The constitutional amendment, if it passes, would lead to the creation of a Nonpartisan Judicial Merit Commission of no more than nine members. The members of the commission would be picked by the governor, the General Assembly and the state’s chief justice. The commission would verify that all candidates who apply are legally qualified and assess their merit, without regard for party affiliation. The list of candidates then would go to the General Assembly, and lawmakers would pick at least two for the governor to choose from. … [Read more...] about Fact check: Moore says NC is one of ‘very few states’ that lets governor pick judges
"We don't believe... that it's an appropriate role for us to referee political debates and prevent a politician's speech from reaching its audience and being subject to public debate and scrutiny," said Nick Clegg, Facebook vice president of global affairs and communications. … [Read more...] about Facebook Exempts Political Speech From Fact-checking