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Harry Reid: Planned Parenthood is "the only health care that a significant number of women get. About 30 percent of women, that's their health care."
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Harry Reid is way off on claim that 30% of women rely only on Planned Parenthood for health care
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<p>An anti-abortion group recently released several secretly recorded videos of Planned Parenthood employees discussing fetal tissue, and that has given opponents of the abortion-providing health organization new momentum to shut off federal funding. During Senate floor debate on July 30, 2015, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., urged lawmakers to focus on consequences for women who rely on Planned Parenthood for health care beyond abortions if the federal funding is cut off. Planned Parenthood &quot;is the health care backbone for American women during their lives,&quot; Reid said. &quot;In fact, it&#39;s the only health care that a significant number of ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/31/harry-reid/harry-reid-says-30-women-rely-only-planned-parenth/">>> More</a>  more...
Cory Booker: &quot;We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Was a prison built every 10 days to house a fast-growing population of nonviolent inmates?
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<p>With criminal justice reform in the national spotlight, first-term Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., commented on the growth of the prison system in recent years. &quot;We built a new prison every 10 days between 1990 and 2005 to keep up with our mass incarceration explosion of nonviolent offenders,&quot; Booker said in a post to his Instagram account on July 27, 2015. Before joining the Senate, Booker served as mayor of Newark. Is Booker&rsquo;s claim correct? &nbsp;We decided to check. Prison growth, 1990-2005 We&rsquo;ll start by evaluating the first part of Booker&rsquo;s claim about a new prison being built on a near ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/31/cory-booker/was-prison-built-every-10-days-house-fast-growing-/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Says Hillary Clinton &quot;refuses to testify before Congress&quot; about the 2012 attack in Benghazi.&nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Meme says Hillary Clinton 'refuses' to testify on Benghazi attack
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<p>A meme critical of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has recently been making the rounds on&nbsp;social media. The meme is headlined &quot;I&rsquo;m not ready for Hillary&quot; -- a takeoff on the PAC that supported Clinton during the months leading up to her official announcement -- and proceeds to list five reasons to oppose the former secretary of state. In this article, we&rsquo;ll check one of those claims -- that Clinton &quot;refuses to testify before Congress about what really happened at Benghazi where four Americans died.&quot; As most readers will recall, on Sept. 11, 2012, Islamic extremists attacked U.S. facilities ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/31/facebook-posts/meme-says-hillary-clinton-refuses-testify-benghazi/">>> More</a>  more...
Bloggers: &quot;Obama Makes Huge Move to BAN Social Security Recipients From Owning Guns&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Meme claims Obama to ban Social Security recipients from owning guns
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<p>After the shooting in Charleston, S.C., that left nine African-American worshippers dead, President Barack Obama made it clear where he directs the blame. &quot;Every country has violent, hateful, or mentally unstable people,&quot; Obama said. &quot;What&rsquo;s different is not every country is awash with easily accessible guns.&quot; Though efforts to enact comprehensive gun&nbsp;control legislation through Congress withered amid intense opposition from gun&nbsp;rights supporters, Obama has done what he can to use executive orders to curb access to guns. One potential policy for his administration would have the Social Security Administration share information with the national background&nbsp;check system that is used to ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/30/blog-posting/websites-say-obama-policy-change-means-seniors-gun/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;The economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Barack Obama tells Jon Stewart the economy, 'by every metric, is better' than when he took office
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<p>During his farewell visit to Jon Stewart&rsquo;s Daily Show, President Barack Obama took a bit of a victory lap. At one point in the extended interview posted online, Obama said, &quot;Here&#39;s the thing I can say, Jon. I can say this unequivocally: The VA is better now than when I came into office; government works better than when I came into office; the economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office.&quot; It was the last of those claims -- that &quot;the economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office&quot; -- that ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/28/barack-obama/barack-obama-tells-jon-stewart-economy-every-metri/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: Since 2009, &quot;we&#39;ve cut homelessness (among veterans) by a third.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Obama says veteran homelessness has been cut by a third
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<p>Ever since Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized the war record of Vietnam veteran Sen. John McCain on July 20, the treatment of veterans has been a major point of political discussion. President Barack Obama got into the fray in his July 21 &nbsp;interview with Jon Stewart on the Comedy Central program The Daily Show, during an unaired, exclusively online portion of the interview. Stewart questioned Obama on the state of veteran health care, citing, among other things, the VA&rsquo;s long wait times. Obama defended the government agency, claiming the VA is structurally better ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/28/barack-obama/obama-says-veteran-homelessness-has-been-cut-third/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: &quot;(Hillary Clinton&#39;s State Department) actually admonished one of her ambassadors because he wasn&rsquo;t using the proper server.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Rand Paul: Hillary Clinton's State Department 'admonished' ambassador for improper email use
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<p>Hillary Clinton, already facing a congressional inquiry about the personal email account she used as secretary of state, could be facing another federal investigation by President Barack Obama&rsquo;s Justice Department. Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky called the Justice Department&rsquo;s potential review into whether classified information was mishandled &quot;damning&quot; before charging Clinton with hypocrisy. &quot;Even she knew there was a rule,&quot; Paul said July 26. &quot;They actually admonished one of her ambassadors because he wasn&#39;t using the proper server. I don&#39;t understand how she can skate by and act as if ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/26/rand-paul/rand-paul-says-hillary-clinton-admonished-one-her-/">>> More</a>  more...
Donald Trump: The five Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl &quot;are right now back on the battlefield.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Donald Trump: Guantanamo prisoners swapped for Bowe Bergdahl are 'back on the battlefield'
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<p>Donald Trump says you can tell that America&rsquo;s current leaders are the only people in the country who haven&rsquo;t read his book, The Art of the Deal, because they make such bad deals. At a campaign rally in South Carolina July 21, 2015, Trump, the wealthy businessman-turned-Republican presidential candidate, called out the White House for making deals he disagrees with. One he cited specifically was the controversial decision to exchange five Guantanamo detainees for Taliban prisoner Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in May 2014. Bergdahl has since been charged by the military with desertion and misbehaving before the enemy. &quot;We ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/23/donald-trump/trump-guantanamo-prisoners-swapped-bowe-bergdahl-a/">>> More</a>  more...
Tom Cotton: President Barack Obama &quot;said at the beginning of the negotiations that the basic approach was to dismantle Iran&rsquo;s nuclear program in exchange for dismantling the sanctions.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Was Obama's goal 'at the beginning of the negotiations' to 'dismantle Iran's nuclear program'?
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<p>In the wake of the newly completed Iran nuclear agreement, a number of Republicans have charged that the Obama administration has struck a deal that they see as dangerous and inadequate. Among them is freshman Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., a frequent critic of Obama&rsquo;s foreign policy. In an appearance on CNN on July 15, Cotton lamented what he saw as a weak agreement: &quot;He (Obama) said at the beginning of the negotiations that the basic approach was to dismantle Iran&#39;s nuclear program in exchange for dismantling the sanctions. In fact, we are going to keep Iran&#39;s nuclear program in place. ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/22/tom-cotton/was-obamas-goal-beginning-negotiations-dismantle-i/">>> More</a>  more...
Rand Paul: &quot;We borrow a million dollars every minute.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Rand Paul: U.S. borrows $1 million a minute
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<p>At a campaign rally in Houston, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talked about one of his favorite dislikes: the national debt. &quot;You have people in Washington who do things you would never, ever approve of,&quot; said Paul, a Republican presidential candidate, in his July 17, 2015, remarks. &quot;I&rsquo;ll give you an idea. Does anybody here think it&rsquo;s a good idea to borrow money from China to send it to Pakistan? We borrow a million dollars every minute.&quot; Does the country really borrow a million a minute? We decided to check it out. To evaluate Paul&rsquo;s claim, we considered the ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/jul/21/rand-paul/rand-paul-us-borrows-1-million-minute/">>> More</a>  more...

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