When GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump doubled down Wednesday on his previous claim that rival Democratic candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton played a key role in sparking "birther" critics who insist President Barack Obama is not a native-born American, his charge was based on little more than a vague Clinton comment from 2008 and old political rumors.
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Hillary Clinton's campaign and the State Department have provided incomplete and misleading accounts of when and why the department requested copies of work-related emails that she maintained on a private server.
A dumb idea then, a dumb idea now, his staff says.
He did not support the medical marijuana that he inherited from his predecessor, but he did carry it out.
Carly Fiorina made several false, misleading and unsubstantiated claims in responding to questions about Hewlett-Packard's involvement with a foreign subsidiary that sold products to Iran.
Carly Fiorina has said 307,000 veterans have died while waiting for care from the Veterans Health Administration. In one instance, she said all of those veterans "died in the last year," citing a recent inspector general’s report. But that's not what the report says.
Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump were challenged on false claims they made during the second Republican debate, and both doubled down with more misinformation.
An inaccurate interpretation of a small section of the Koran.
No, it's just another case of fake news.
Is it true that 45.7 percent of Arizona high schools send five or fewer graduates to higher education?
Nope, just more satire passed off as news.
Did Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina say that half of reported rapes were women regretting something they did while high or drunk? No, it's a fake meme.
It's much more nuanced than the way Fiorina made it sound during the debate.
Fixing the budget deficit while cutting taxes — what taxpayer doesn’t like to hear that? These are some of Scott Walker’s favorite lines that he has repeated over and over for years.
Did President Obama order that “behavioral experiments” be carried out upon the American people?
Does North Korea have a rocket that can hit California? And does it have “dozens” of nuclear weapons?
Health organizations were quick to respond and try to correct the record, after statements made Wednesday night during the second Republican primary debate regarding vaccines and autism.
Eleven leading Republican presidential candidates squared off Wednesday in the second nationally televised GOP debate, challenging each other and sometimes challenging the truth with their answers and statements.
"Mexico and almost every other country anywhere in the world doesn't have that. We're the only ones dumb enough, stupid enough to have it," he said. This is simply not true.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina made a strong showing at Wednesday's debate, but she appears to have exaggerated or twisted some facts.