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NRA Chief’s Bogus Background Check Claims

In a speech to conservatives, National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre distorted the facts when talking about the federal system for conducting background checks on prospective gun buyers.

Trump’s Misguided Comparison

President Donald Trump made an apples-to-oranges comparison to suggest that his predecessor and Democrats have changed their tune on election rigging.

Sanders Uses Stale Gun Sales Stat

Results of a national survey published in 2017 show that 13 percent of U.S. gun owners who purchased a firearm in the past two years did so without a background check. Sen. Bernie Sanders was wrong when he said recently that the figure was three times as high.

In His Own Words: Trump on Russian Meddling

In a tweet about Russia’s interference in the 2016 president campaign, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that he “never said Russia did not meddle in the election.”

Spinning the Russian Indictment

Contrary to spin from White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah, the indictments handed down last week against 13 Russians for meddling in U.S. elections show they clearly supported one presidential candidate in the 2016 general election. That candidate was Donald Trump.

Trump: ‘No Collusion!’

A tweet from President Trump claims the indictment handed down against Russian nationals and organizations indicates there was “no collusion” between Russians and the Trump campaign, and that “the results of the election were not impacted.” But the indictment did not go that far on either count.

Video: White House Talking Point on Russia

In this week’s fact-checking video, CNN’s Jake Tapper reviews a recent statement made by Vice President Mike Pence about the 2016 presidential campaign.

Pence Repeats Debunked Russia Talking Point

Vice President Mike Pence falsely claimed that U.S. intelligence agencies came to the “universal conclusion” that Russia’s meddling had no impact on the election results.

GM Korea Didn’t Announce Move to Detroit

General Motors will close one of its four assembly plants in South Korea in May. It did not say it was moving production to Detroit instead, as President Trump claimed.