Political Fact Check

Fact check: Trump and the not-so-middle-class tax cut

Republicans can't say it enough: the tax plan on the table is for the middle class. But the numbers tell the tale of a tax cut tilted to the rich.

Over the past week, taxes, terrorism and the Russia investigation provided plenty of fodder for iffy claims by President Donald Trump and others.

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Fact check: President Trump's tax cut isn't 'the biggest' in U.S. history

"This now allows for the passage of large scale Tax Cuts (and Reform), which will be the biggest in the history of our country!"- President Donald Trump, in a tweet, Oct. 20, 2017

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More than 20 times since he became president, President Trump has claimed that the tax plan under consideration in Congress was the largest tax cut in the history of the United States.

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Fact check: Trump ignores dates on indictment

President Donald Trump misstated the reach of the indictment against his former campaign chairman Monday, claiming it deals with activities "years ago," before he was running for president. Actually, some of the criminal behavior alleged in the charges is as recent as the early days of his presidency.

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Fact check: Trump's not-so-big deals on opioids, foreign aid

President Donald Trump and his vice president came out this past week with initiatives that are not as big, bold or immediate as they appeared.

Despite the drum-roll implied in Mike Pence's recent remarks to Christians, the U.S. is not suddenly walking away from U.N. humanitarian relief programs and switching all that money directly to persecuted religious groups.

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Fact check: 'Just Say No' anti-drug campaigns have shown little success in past

President Donald Trump is promising a "massive advertising campaign" as part of his administration's response to the worst drug crisis in U.S. history, but past marketing efforts have shown few results and experts say other measures could be more effective in curbing the current epidemic.

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Fact check: Trump sounds off-key note on economy

President Donald Trump is sounding an off-key note on his economic performance and perhaps overstating how much the public wants his tax package.

Trump on economic growth: "In the last quarter we (hit) 3.2 (percent). As you know the previous administration didn't hit it for the year for 8 years. In eight years didn't hit it at all." — Fox Business interview, broadcast Sunday.

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