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American Crossroads: "The Clintons' foundation took millions from foreign governments" including United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Conservative group claims Hillary Clinton's foundation took millions from foreign governments
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<p>A group founded by Karl Rove launched one of the first salvos of the 2016 presidential election cycle with a Web video attacking presumed Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. American Crossroads released a video Feb. 23 that features audio of a speech from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat from the party&rsquo;s progressive wing, warning that &quot;powerful interests have tried to capture Washington and rig the system in their favor.&quot; The video shows photos of Clinton meeting with various foreign delegates and leaders. Text on the screen alleges that &quot;the Clintons&#39; foundation took millions from foreign governments&quot; including &quot;up ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/26/american-crossroads/conservative-group-claims-hillary-clintons-foundat/">>> More</a>  more...
Mike Lee: The FCC&rsquo;s net neutrality policy includes what&nbsp;is &quot;essentially a massive tax increase.&quot; &nbsp;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Effect of net neutrality rules on taxes is uncertain
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<p>Does net neutrality mean a big tax increase? The Federal Communications Commission just approved a proposal reclassifying Internet service as a telecommunications utility -- claiming that it will preserve the concept of net neutrality. While proponents of the policy shift argue that the changes won&rsquo;t spur additional fees or taxes, opponents argue the opposite. &quot;This is essentially a massive tax increase on the middle class being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on,&quot; Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, wrote in an email through the anti-FCC regulation group <a href="https://www.protectinternetfreedom.com/about/" ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/26/mike-lee/effect-net-neutrality-rules-taxes-uncertain/">>> More</a>  more...
Eric Holder: Last year, &quot;we saw the first reduction in the federal prison population in 32 years.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Federal prison population drops for first time in 3 decades, Eric Holder says
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<p>Federal prisons recently hit a notable benchmark, outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder said earlier this week. In remarks at the National Press Club on Feb. 17, 2015, Holder made the case for sentencing reform and touted the Smart on Crime initiative on his watch. That program discourages federal prosecutors from pursuing harsh minimum sentences for low-level, non-violent drug criminals. &quot;This newly unveiled data shows we can confront over-incarceration at the same time that we continue to promote public safety,&quot; he said. &quot;Already, in fiscal year 2014, we saw the first reduction in the federal prison population ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/23/eric-holder/federal-prison-population-drops-first-time-3-decad/">>> More</a>  more...
Robert McDonald: &quot;Nine hundred people have been fired since I became secretary (of Veterans Affairs). We&rsquo;ve got 60 people that we fired who have manipulated wait times.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | VA secretary claims 900 firings, 60 related to wait times, since he took over
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<p>When Robert McDonald took over as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2014, the department was mired in a scandal over veterans&rsquo; health care, involving a whistleblower&rsquo;s claims that VA employees had manipulated wait-time data. The controversy led to the ouster of McDonald&rsquo;s predecessor, Eric Shinseki. So what has McDonald done to clean up the embattled department since he arrived? He offered some details during a Feb. 15 appearance on NBC&rsquo;s Meet the Press. &quot;We&#39;re making fundamental changes in the department in terms of leadership. We have held accountable about 900 employees who are no longer with ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/20/robert-mcdonald/va-secretary-claims-900-firings-60-related-wait-ti/">>> More</a>  more...
Facebook posts: Say George Washington said that &quot;when government takes away citizens&rsquo; right to bear arms it becomes citizens&rsquo; duty to take away government&rsquo;s right to govern.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Did George Washington offer support for individual gun rights, as meme says?
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<p>Would George Washington have been an ally to modern-day gun-rights groups? A social-media meme suggests that he would have. Around the time of Washington&rsquo;s 282nd birthday, a reader sent us the meme, which includes a painting of Washington and a quote purportedly written or uttered by the nation&rsquo;s first president: &quot;When government takes away citizens&rsquo; right to bear arms it becomes citizens&rsquo; duty to take away government&rsquo;s right to govern.&quot; But are those really Washington&rsquo;s words? We contacted Edward Lengel, editor in chief of the Papers of George Washington project at the University of Virginia. He said &quot;there is no ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/20/facebook-posts/did-george-washington-offer-support-individual-gun/">>> More</a>  more...
Joe Biden: &quot;There is a very identifiable Somali community&quot; back home in Delaware.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Pants on Fire! | Joe Biden and his Somali cab driver friends
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<p>In the latest of a series of perceived gaffes that have punctuated his tenure as vice president, Joe Biden set eyerolls rolling when he said he had an extensive friendship with the Somali community in his hometown of Wilmington, Del. At a White House summit on violent extremism on Feb. 17, 2015, Biden said, &quot;Somalis have made my city of Wilmington, Del. (their home) on a smaller scale. There is a very identifiable Somali community. I might add if you come to the train station with me you&rsquo;ll notice I have great relationships with them because there&rsquo;s an ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/19/joe-biden/joe-biden-and-his-somali-cab-driver-friends/">>> More</a>  more...
Adam Kinzinger: The current debate over authorizing military action against the Islamic State &quot;would be the first time Congress would place limits on the commander-in-chief&#39;s ability to be commander-in-chief.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Republican lawmaker claims Congress has never set limits on a commander-in-chief
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<p>Months after the Islamic State emerged as a threat in the Middle East, President Barack Obama has asked Congress for authorization to use military force against the radical Islamist group. An administration proposal now before Congress would limit the use of force to three years. The legislation also says it is not authorizing the use of &quot;armed forces in enduring offensive ground operations.&quot; In something of an odd-bedfellows pairing, some hawkish Republicans prefer giving the president even wider leeway to go after the Islamic State, sometimes called ISIS or ISIL. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., is among those who say Congress ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/19/adam-kinzinger/republican-lawmaker-claims-congress-has-never-set-/">>> More</a>  more...
Peter DeFazio: &quot;Monarch butterflies are becoming extinct&quot; because of increased use of crops genetically modified to withstand pesticides.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Are GMOs causing monarch butterflies to become extinct?
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<p>Monarch butterflies are an unexpected victim of the widespread adoption of genetically modified crops, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., said last week. A genetically modified organism has had its DNA altered in a way that does not occur in nature. One purpose is to increase the plants&rsquo; tolerance to pesticides and herbicides. Opponents of GMOs, as they are called, believe they pose health risks, though there&rsquo;s no generally accepted science that says GMO products are harmful to health. Environmental impacts, however, are the focus of DeFazio&rsquo;s claim. DeFazio is an advocate for policies that would ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/17/peter-defazio/are-gmos-causing-monarch-butterflies-become-extinc/">>> More</a>  more...
Barack Obama: &quot;Nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape.&quot;
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Barack Obama says nearly 20 percent of women in the U.S. have been raped or faced rape attempt
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<p>On the occasion of this year&rsquo;s Grammy Awards, President Barack Obama released a public-service announcement targeting sexual violence, particularly against women and girls. In his videotaped statement, Obama mentioned a statistic about the prevalence of rape -- with a frequency that was startling enough to provoke several PolitiFact readers to ask us to check it out. &quot;Right now,&quot; Obama said, &quot;nearly one in five women in America has been a victim of rape or attempted rape.&quot; Is that statistic correct? We took a closer look. We&rsquo;ll start by noting that this is a different statistic than one that ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/16/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-nearly-1-5-women-us-has-been-rap/">>> More</a>  more...
Roy Moore: Alabamians &quot;haven&rsquo;t changed their opinion&quot; on same-sex marriage since voting to ban it in 2006.
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Description: The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Alabama Chief Justice: Opposition to gay marriage in Alabama hasn't changed since 2006 state ban
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<p>CNN&rsquo;s Chris Cuomo challenged Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to defend a decision that will allow local courts to ignore a federal judge&rsquo;s ruling striking down the state&rsquo;s anti-gay marriage law. &quot;Times have changed as they did with slavery,&quot; Cuomo said Feb. 12 on New Day. &quot;The population no longer feels the same way. And even in your state, people no longer feel the same way.&quot; Moore held firm that marriage was defined as between a man and a woman, and said, &quot;81 percent as recently as 2006 said it was the definition. They ...</p> <a href="/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/feb/13/roy-moore/alabama-chief-justice-roy-moore-81-percent-alabami/">>> More</a>  more...

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