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Who is Michael Bennet? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado surprised the public when he gave a fiery speech in January 2019 during the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history, accusing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas of not showing genuine empathy for government workers.

Fact-checking Michael Bennet’s speech about the government shutdown

When it became Sen. Michael Bennet's turn to speak on the Senate floor about the record-long government shutdown, the Colorado Democrat said he had had enough of criticism from Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. Bennet made several pointed claims about Cruz and his voting record, the deficit, China’s accomplishments in space, and the dim view most Americans have of Congress. Here's a fact-checked recap of Bennet's claims.

What makes a vote 'the deciding vote'?

When politicians want to tie their opponents to a controversial bill, there are few tactics as powerful as labeling their vote for the bill as "the deciding vote." But determining a deciding vote is harder than it looks.

Fact-checking the Colorado Senate race

We fact-check a campaign ad from the closely contested race between Michael Bennet and Ken Buck.  

Democratic exaggerations about "privatizing Social Security"

The Democratic talking point that Republicans want to "privatize Social Security" has been a potent attack since 2005, when it helped defeat a proposal from President Bush. Now Democrats are using it against Republican candidates.