"We found that Warren’s relying on family lore rather than official documentation to make an ethnic claim raised serious concerns about Warren’s judgment." washingtonpost.com/news/fact-chec…
Biden"suddenly recalls being arrested in South Africa — and being thanked by Mandela for being arrested. There is no evidence for either claim; neither appears remotely credible." washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/…
"As far as we can determine, Biden participated in just one walk-out at one restaurant. He also picketed a segregated movie theater." washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/…
"There are enough holes here that Clinton has an obligation to address the circumstances under which she approached the Marines, now that she had once again raised it in a campaign context." washingtonpost.com/news/fact-chec…

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28 Apr
I sometimes joke that I am part of the @washingtonpost book of the month club but my colleagues are in overdrive. Arrived today, the latest @blaineharden opus! Looks amazing amazon.com/Murder-Mission…
I am right now in the middle of @ktumulty's fascinating and groundbreaking bio of Nancy Reagan. amazon.com/Triumph-Nancy-…
Before that book, I had just finished @frankelglenn's groundbreaking and beautifully-written account of the making of "Midnight Cowboy," the third in his series of movie westerns. amazon.com/Shooting-Midni…
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27 Apr
We've been comparing Biden (67 false or misleading claims) to Trump's first 100 days (511 claims.) But past is no prologue. In the last 100 days before the 2020 election, we counted 8,859 claims made by Trump. It was a wild ride.
Here's the Biden database -- which we do not plan to extend beyond 100 days. I have learned my lesson. washingtonpost.com/politics/inter…
“Learned my lesson” means that who knows what the next four years will bring. We have fact-checked Biden rigorously and will continue to do so. Trump at 500 claims/100 days was manageable; 8,000+ was not.
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14 Apr
Biden, 2008: "If in fact there is a failure -- meaning that American and international forces leave -- there's a dysfunctional government allowing the Taliban back in, effective de facto control of the country, then I think what you do is you'll embolden al Qaeda."
Biden made these comments at a @CFR_org session. Everyone, of course, is entitled to change their mind and times have changed. Biden said he never believed one could unify Afghanistan. While he didn't use those words, he talking about connecting the central govt to the provinces.
^^ I should make clear Biden said today he never believed the country could be unified. But in 2008 he pressed for more roads to connect the nation. "How do you spell 'hope' in Dhari or in Pashtu? A-s-p-h-a-l-t. Asphalt," he told @CFR_org.
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24 Mar
Trump actually mentioned it 43 times in various speeches, campaign rallies and the debates. But let's not forget that Trump also twisted what the Senate report said -- and that Hunter Biden's lawyer said no such transfer took place. .....
The Senate report said the wire transfer between Rosemont Seneca Thornton, an investment firm co-founded by Hunter, and Yelena Baturina, was part of a “consultancy agreement” but it does not allege any illegality in the transaction.....
Hunter Biden’s lawyer George Mesires said claim that Hunter Biden received the funds was wrong: “Hunter Biden had no interest in and was not a ‘co-founder’ of Rosemont Seneca Thornton, so the claim that he was paid $3.5 million is false.”
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16 Mar
This would be catnip for me! Go for it in 202....
When Condi Rice became secy of state in 2005, she couldn't get DPRK back to the talks because in her confirmation hearing she called it an "outpost of tyranny" in her confirmation hearing and Bush said he would eliminate tyranny in his 2nd inaugural address....
So Rice had come up with a face-saving solution. In a speech in Tokyo, she referred to North Korea as a "sovereign state." That phrase convinced the DPRK that Bush had dropped its hostile policy and they agreed to return to the talks. (detailed in chapter 3 of my Rice book)...
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1 Mar
A mysterious claim by Trump with no apparent basis in fact. You would think this might have been offered as an impeachment defense? There would be a paper trail? He wouldn't have been giddy over what was happening? Remember: he just makes stuff up. foxnews.com/politics/trump…
addendum: VF reported on Jan. 22: the president, Miller recalled, asked how many troops the Pentagon planned to turn out the following day. “We’re like, ‘We’re going to provide any National Guard support that the District requests,’” Miller responded. ....
“And [Trump] goes, ‘You’re going to need 10,000 people.’ No, I’m not talking bullshit. He said that. And we’re like, ‘Maybe. But you know, someone’s going to have to ask for it.’” vanityfair.com/news/2021/01/e…
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