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Checking claims from the Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley squared off Saturday night in Iowa. See our latest fact-checks from the CBS Democratic presidential debate.

Democratic hopefuls back for second debate

The remaining three candidates for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination will appear in their second debate Saturday, just a week after the latest debate among the GOP contenders. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley will take the stage in Iowa at 9 p.m., and the debate will air live on CBS and its radio affiliates. Click on the headline to see a sampling of fact-checks on those candidates.

Guns, motor vehicles and U.S. deaths, the trend lines

A reader’s claim touched off a look into whether more Americans die in motor vehicles than from gunfire. Ben Wear of the Austin American-Statesman ultimately found the comparison questionable.

Hillary Clinton says U.S. loses 90 people a day to guns

Stumping in San Antonio, Hillary Clinton said the U.S. loses about 90 people a day--to guns.   We wondered.   SEE CLINTON’S FULL TRUTH-O-METER REPORT CARD.

PolitiFact sheet: Where the parties diverge on Benghazi, Clinton

As Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House committee looking at Benghazi, we take a look at four areas of discord between Republicans and Democrats. History of attacks: A look at past attacks on U.S. diplomats overseas True: State Department cut security in Libya before deadly terror attacks Mostly False: Hillary Clinton was ‘asked repeatedly to provide security in Benghazi … including direct cables’

At Democratic debate, Clinton said private email use was 'allowed'

Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server was certainly unusual, but was it allowed by the State Department? We explain why we're leaving this statement unrated.    • Fact-checking the first Democratic presidential debate • What Bernie Sanders said about not being a billionaire

Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Las Vegas

The Democrats seeking to succeed Barack Obama went at it Tuesday in Las Vegas.   PolitiFact reviews their factual claims.   PolitiFact digs into how Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the gang have fared so far on the Truth-O-Meter. 

How have the Democratic candidates fared on the Truth-O-Meter?

The Democratics take the debate stage Oct. 13, 2015. Here's how Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and the gang have done so far on the Truth-O-Meter. FOLLOW OUR LIVE FACT-CHECKING OF THE FIRST DEBATE STARTING AT 8:30 P.M.   

The Obama Muslim Myth: The Clinton connection

A falsehood that won't die says President Obama is a Muslim. Some say Hillary Clinton's campaign started it. That's wrong, but there is a slender connection.

Fact-checking a viral graphic critical of Bernie Sanders

The graphic includes 12 claims, which range from basically accurate to highly misleading.

Fact checking Scott Walker in the second debate

How did Scott Walker do, factcheck-wise, in the second Republican presidential go-round? We check it out.

Hillary Clinton's emails: classified or not?

Hillary Clinton has said over and over again that there was no classified material on the private email server she used while secretary of state. Is that true?   • Bush’s boasting about Florida only tells half the story

Bush and Clinton battle even before primary

The Sunshine State will be a swing state in the general election. Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush are already attacking each other as they each hope to win their party’s nomination.

Ahead of her Wisconsin visit, Hillary Clinton on the Truth-O-Meter

We review fact checks on statements by, and about, the former secretary of state ahead of her first trip to the Badger State in her 2016 presidential campaign.

We're turning 5. A look at our most-clicked over 5 years

We review our items that got the most page-views since we launched five years ago.   In Context: What Scott Walker said about a wall with Canada

August High Five: Walker runs the table

Items focused on Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican candidate for president, dominated the PolitiFact Wisconsin High Five of most-clicked items for August.

PolitiFact Florida’s Top 5 fact-checks for August 2015

Claims about illegal immigration, abortion and college costs were hot topics in the presidential race.  

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton and college affordability: a Twitter battle

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- or at least their respective campaign staffs -- took to Twitter to debate a legitimate policy issue: the cost of higher education.   • Jeb Bush selectively recounts details of Iraq and ISIS • Fact-checking pundits on the early race for the White House

A closer look at an anti-Hillary Clinton meme

A reader asked us to check out a social-media meme critical of Hillary Clinton, so we did. Most of what it says isn't very accurate.

Four pressing questions about Hillary Clinton’s State Department email

Did Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email account put national security information at risk? Here, we’ll review new evidence and what it tells us -- and doesn’t tell us -- about Clinton’s email habits as secretary of state.