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Nicholas RiccardiNicholas RiccardiAugust 31, 20169min318

Donald Trump's attempt to clarify his immigration policy instead muddied some of the actual circumstances for people in the country illegally and their impact on the U.S. economy. A look at some of his statements after a meeting with Mexico's president Wednesday and his immigration-focused night rally:


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Bradley KlapperBradley KlapperAugust 15, 201611min268

Donald Trump on Monday painted the Middle East as an oasis of stability before Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, arguing that she and President Barack Obama "launched" the Islamic State group onto the world. In trying to outline how he would defeat the threat, Trump himself launched several other false claims.


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Lisa LererLisa LererAugust 13, 20166min202

I've never been part of a conspiracy theory. Now, video of my surprised facial expression has become Exhibit A in the latest unfounded speculation about Hillary Clinton. It starts with Clinton's visit to a muffin shop in Washington on June 10, five days before the District of Columbia's Democratic primary. The then-presumptive Democratic nominee popped in for a photo op with Mayor Muriel Bowser and other officials supporting her campaign.


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Josh LedermanJosh LedermanAugust 12, 20167min340

It's the media's fault. That's out of context. Never said it in the first place. Donald Trump's claim Friday that he was merely being "sarcastic" in accusing President Barack Obama of establishing a terrorist group was his latest attempt to blame others for the uproar over what he says. It's an instinct that Trump's opponents say a president can't possess. Some Republicans seem to have the same concern.


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Nicholas RiccardiNicholas RiccardiAugust 9, 20167min289

Asked Tuesday about the price of gasoline and how regulation may affect the price of electricity, Donald Trump stood up for American's fossil fuel industry — coal in particular. But the Republican nominee incorrectly blamed the coal industry's woes solely on new federal regulations, leaving out the effects of cheap natural gas. And he warned those regulations will lead to an imminent spike in the cost of electricity. That's not on the horizon, at least according to the Department of Energy.


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Dick PolmanDick PolmanJuly 25, 20166min348

I knew it would be a long night when Donald Trump launched his acceptance speech with a promise to speak “honestly,” telling the crowd, ”There there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else." As if. When a con man offers to sell you Arizona land with a view of the ocean, it's best to guard your wallet. Trump's inspiration was clearly that canny fearmonger of 1968, Richard Nixon. Trump borrowed heavily from Nixon's "law and order" template — he bellowed, "I am the law and order candidate!" — but, perhaps more importantly (and oh so predictably), he emulated Nixon's well-honed gift for shameless lying. Not that Trump actually needs any help in that department, from anyone.