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Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum met for their first debate on CNN on Oct. 21, 2018. Here's how they fared on the facts.
The battle over pending voting registrations is playing out amid a close race for the governor’s office between an African-American woman, former State House leader Stacey Abrams, and a white man, Brian Kemp, the top official overseeing elections in the state.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and state Attorney General Josh Hawley debated Oct. 18, 2018, at the Nine Network’s studio in St. Louis. Our class of fact-checkers at the University of Missouri weighed their claims and attacks.
President Donald Trump brought his battle with Democrats onto politically sacred ground, accusing them of forcing the death of Medicare. Trump moved from 280-character tweets to a 4,900 character op-ed in USA Today to paint a doomsday picture if Medicare for All became the law of the land. With the help of experts, we fact-checked some of his claims.
In his historic testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defiantly accused Democrats and the Clintons of orchestrating a political "hit" to keep Kavanaugh off the country’s highest court. The statement was controversial enough. But some heard Kavanaugh go even further, saying that if confirmed to bench, "what goes around comes around."