Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz--tangling again over immigration and, perhaps, who's politically pure--ran first and second in speaking time during the last Republican presidential debate a few days before Iowa's crucial caucuses. (Donald Trump, who declined to attend, spoke elsewhere). PolitiFact in Washington, D.C., is piling up debate fact checks here--starting with a MOSTLY FALSE for Cruz's claim Barack Obama has "degraded" the U.S. military and a MOSTLY FALSE for Cruz's statement he hasn't insulted Trump personally. What did you hear that merits a check?
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Never mind Ted Cruz’s factually flawed ad about New Yorker Donald Trump. Tonight Cruz likely takes center stage thanks to Trump saying he’s not going to join the Republican presidential debate put on by Fox News. See PolitiFact’s debate coverage plans here. Meantime, we scanned PolitiFact states to see what candidates have lately misrepresented or gotten right.
Trump or no Trump, the show went on tonight in Iowa. Find out what the candidates said, and how true their claims were.
PolitiFact fact-checks Florida's Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio on the presidential campaign trail
President Barack Obama will discuss his new executive actions on gun regulations at a CNN town hall Thursday. We'll be watching. • From the archives: Is Ted Cruz, born in Canada, eligible to run for president? • 5 things to know about the immigration fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz • New video or not, Clinton claim about ISIS using Trump in video is still False
The senators from Florida and Texas have waged a war of words over immigration. We take a look at their key votes and statements starting with the 2013 Gang of 8 bill.
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During a GOP debate, U.S. Sen. Rand Paul raised the topic of the immigration status of those who committed terrorist attacks in the United States. Evidence shows that many attackers were American-born or came here legally. • Comparing the GOP candidates' ISIS strategies with Obama's • Our 2015 Lie of the Year coverage
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio put energy into making claims about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's record during the Republican presidential debate in Las Vegas aired by CNN--and Cruz fired back. At issue: Cruz's established positions on how to address immigrants living in the country without legal permission and his votes on defense spending and national security measures. Cruz, in turn, brought up Rubio's past advocacy of a bipartisan immigration plan and what the Texan characterized as Rubio's alignment with Democrats on foreign affairs. We'll be reviewing all that was said to see what might merit a fact check. During the debate, PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. had this blog on what the candidates were getting right or wrong. To see news coverage of the debate, go to the Austin American-Statesman's website. And let us know what you noticed?
Our PolitiFact Sheet answers five questions about military spending and cuts over the last seven years.
Our PolitiFact Sheet answers five questions about military spending and cuts over the last seven years. • Vote now for the 'Lie of the Year' Readers' Choice award
The top nine candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination take to the stage Tuesday for the last debate of 2015. Before the contest airs at 8:30 p.m. on CNN, catch up here with the most recent-fact checks on candidate claims.
The GOP presidential debate helped drive interest in November.
Statements by GOP presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio dominated our fact-checks in November.
We fact-check the candidates on claims about immigration, the minimum wage, income inequality, the Bible and the tax code.
Let's see how the candidates did in repeating claims that have been previously rated on the Truth-O-Meter.
Ten of the latest fact checks -- two each on the five Republican White House hopefuls who are leading in the polls.
Overall, the GOP candidates are promising big tax cuts that are mathematically implausible. • Our top 5 most-read fact-checks from October • Introducing PolitiFact California
Marco Rubio’s voting record and finances and a claim by Jeb Bush about taxes kept the Truth-O-Meter busy.
The top 10 candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will appear in their third debate Wednesday, just a week after the first Democratic debate further solidified former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as that party's frontrunner. Two Republicans have withdrawn from the crowded field, which still requires an "undercard" debate of lower performing candidates at 6 p.m. The main debate will air live from Boulder, Colo. on CNBC starting at 8 p.m. Click on the headline for more on those candidates.