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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Lauren Carroll

Says Mark Pryor "continues to insist" that Obamacare is "an amazing success."

Russia "has an economy the size of Italy."  

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

"We've recovered (from the recession) faster and come farther than almost any other advanced country on Earth."  

"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."  

Alaska Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich "vote as much as 80 percent of the time together."

Says "nothing" in Obama’s $3.7 billion request to address the child immigrant situation "actually secures the border."

"This president has offered fewer executive actions than almost any other president preceding his presidency in recent history."

Says Alison Lundergan Grimes "supports Obamacare, which cuts $700 billion from seniors’ Medicare."

Says he "voted for disaster relief and full funding of FEMA."

Recent stories from Lauren Carroll
PolitiFact and PunditFact fact-check the debate over immigration

Politicians and talking heads have been scrambling to provide context for the surge of children from Central America -- and to assign blame.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Fact-checking the July 27 news shows

Talk centered on the crises abroad, including in Gaza and Ukraine.

Fact-checking claims about MH 17, Russia and Ukraine

The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine has brought the world’s attention back to events there, months after Ukraine formed a new government over concerns about the country's increasing ties to Russia.

 

Fact-checking claims about Russia, Ukraine and MH 17

We've fact-checked three recent statements about Ukraine, Russia and the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17.

PunditFact fact-checks the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Fact-checking the July 20 news shows

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appeared on all five major Sunday news shows, making the case that Russian-backed Ukrainian separatists were responsible for the shoot down of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. We fact-checked two of Kerry’s claims.

 

Rick Perry, Rand Paul and American interventionism

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Are Rick Perry, Rand Paul and Barack Obama on the same page on Iraq?

Perry and Paul have opposing views on whether America should intervene in other countries' conflicts, but their solutions for Iraq have similarities with each other -- and with President Barack Obama.

Fact-checking claims on immigration

The surge of unaccompanied children at the U.S. border, primarily coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, has the politicians and pundits talking. We're checking the facts.

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