George W. Bush had a Republican Party approval rating of 99 percent in October 2001. Such opinion polls only began in 1945, meaning Abraham Lincoln had already been dead for 80 years. Yesterday, Trump also claimed that he was the first Republican president to win the state of Wisconsin, alleging that Ronald Reagan did not in 1984. That is also not true. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Brexit Interview Fact Check: 5 Things the President Got Wrong
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“I’m afraid that one of the principle reasons they think they can (do it) are hearings like this,” McClintock continued, which “threaten to institutionalize this lawlessness by rewarding those who break the laws without securing our borders.” … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Tom McClintock suggests DACA is to blame for border-crossing surge
That’s fueled an ongoing political debate on immigration trends, with experts from across the ideological spectrum pointing to various “push” factors — the dynamics driving people to leave their home countries — and “pull” factors — conditions in the United States that attract those people to our borders. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Tom McClintock suggests DACA is to blame for border-crossing surge. Is it?
Emily Cadei works out of the McClatchy Washington bureau, where she covers national politics and policy for McClatchy’s California readers. A native of Sacramento, she has spent more than a decade in D.C. reporting on U.S. elections, Congress and foreign affairs for publications including Newsweek, Congressional Quarterly and Roll Call. … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Has Donald Trump convinced his critics there’s an emergency at the border?
"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