The Democratic presidential candidates prepare to answer questions at the first Democratic debate hosted by CNN in Las Vegas on Oct. 13, 2015. (AP)

Fact-checking the first Democratic presidential debate

The Democratic contenders for the White House introduce themselves to voters in a mostly friendly debate on CNN.

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Five nays in two years

Mostly True

For sure since 1980

Mostly True

The worst months out of very bad year


A data point that shouldn't weigh into the discussion


Depends on your definition of mass shooting

Full Flop

No longer the "gold standard"

Mostly True

Planned Parenthood affiliates, not the organization itself


State affiliates don't donate fetal tissue