Monday, August 3rd, 2015
The aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, now inactive, shown on March 19, 2012. (U.S. Navy)

Anatomy of a talking point: the smallest Navy since 1917

We look into the history and evolution of a talking point -- the claim that the U.S. Navy has fewer ships now than it has at any time since World War I.
 

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Full Flop

Definite change on Cuba policy

Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton

On the Cuba embargo.  

— PolitiFact Florida

Half-True

Trump has murky views on health care

Mostly True

Analysts accept it, but exit polls were a problem

Mostly True

Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued

False

A scare tactic aimed at senior citizens

False

No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin

Mostly True

An accepted estimate that needs new data

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned

Pants on Fire!

Researchers say only a third of that

Mostly False

Economic record is good, but not perfect