President Obama’s request for enhanced congressional authority to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a 12-nation trade deal for the Pacific Rim, has divided Democrats in Congress. Appearing on MSNBC, Sen. Sherrod Brown argued the case against the deal by quoting a Republican, former President George H. W. Bush, as saying that a $1 billion trade deficit would mean 13,000 lost jobs. But is it accurate?
Beyond the Truth-O-Meter
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a couple of economic claims at a recent forum in New Hampshire that may seem startling at first -- until placed into context.
A statistic from the 2012 campaign reemerges for 2016.
The Republican National Committee chairman says Hillary Clinton paid women in her Senate office less than men. But annual salary data provided by the Clinton campaign show median salaries for men and women in Clinton’s office were virtually identical.
Description is mostly accurate, but leaves out caveats.
Are environmentalists to blame for the water shortage in California?
President Barack Obama says that 2014 was “the planet’s warmest year on record.” But that's not entirely accurate.
A closer look at one of Hillary Clinton's Democratic presidential challengers.
Did the Clintons charge the Secret Service rent to house the security detail protecting their home in Chappaqua, N.Y.?
Another look at a recurring rumor.
To cite this 1-to-7 ratio as a definitive impact of the White House’s proposal on early education programs is a stretch, and lacks significant context.
Did Hillary Clinton and Adolf Hitler both say the needs of society should come before the needs of individuals?
Rick Santorum misrepresented the Environmental Protection Agency’s impact analysis of a new agency rule that would reduce power plant emissions of mercury and other toxins.
The president’s statistic is worthy of Two Pinocchios.
No, the case in question occurred under President George W. Bush.
A lot of vague promises are made on the presidential campaign trail. This is one of them.
Did the New York Assembly passed a law making it expressly legal to shoot babies in the heart with poison?
Checking Hillary Clinton's claim that “there’s something wrong when CEOs make 300 times more than the American worker.”
Has ISIS been recruiting children in Indiana to join a group called "Daesh"?