Facts on the Bob Menendez Trial

Bob Menendez charges, explained As jurors continue to deliberate in New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery and corruption trial, CNN has assembled the highlights of the 10-week trial. Jurors heard from nearly 60 witnesses and were shown almost 300 pieces of evidence. Jurors must determine under federal bribery law whether or not Menendez performed... Continue Reading →

Mass Shooting Facts

The facts on mass shootings in the United States The massacre of 26 worshipers at a rural Texas church is the latest in a grisly series of mass shootings across America in recent years. With each tragedy, we hear arguments about gun violence, mental health, how much firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the... Continue Reading →

Texas shooter was not part of Antifa

Claim: The shooter in Texas on November 5, Devin Patrick Kelley, was a member of Antifa attempting to start a civil war. Fact: The shooter does not have any known ties to Antifa and evidence circulated online is fabricated.  Authorities believe that the shooting began as a domestic dispute. Texas Shooting Unrelated to Antifa Q: Was the man... Continue Reading →

SALT deduction facts [Link]

The Facts on the SALT Deduction The House Republican tax plan would eliminate a federal tax deduction for state and local income or sales taxes, and it modifies a deduction for state and local property taxes. The Senate bill eliminates the deductions entirely. These provisions have sparked criticism from lawmakers from states that would be... Continue Reading →

Muslim mayor did not cancel Christmas

Claim: The newly elected mayor of Hoboken, New Jersey is a Muslim and canceled "government involvement" in Christmas. Fact: The newly elected mayor, Ravinder Bhalla, is a Sikh and will not be sworn in until January 1, 2018. He cannot institute any changes until then. The city of Hoboken will still be observing Christmas as they... Continue Reading →

Donald Trump’s claim on coal

Claim: President Donald Trump claims an increase in coal production is the beginning of the end of the "war or coal." Fact: Over the course the past year, there has been a 7.8% increase in the production of coal. This increase was not due to the reduction of regulations. Shifts in the prices of natural... Continue Reading →

Disinformation about Anti-fa

Anti-fa, which is short for anti-fascist, is a loose group of anarchists whose mission is to oppose fascists such as neo-nazis and white supremacists. Recently, there have been multiple false rumors being circulated on the Internet. 'ANTIFA SUPERSOLDIERS' ARE COMING TO KILL WHITE PEOPLE WITHIN DAYS: RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY Well, it’s come to this: The... Continue Reading →

Experts skeptical of $4000 raise claim

Claim: Congressional Republicans claim tax reform legislation would be equivalent to a $4000 raise for the average American family. Fact: Experts are skeptical of the claim. The estimates are based on incomplete legislation and include assumptions such as tax cust will be used to increase wages. It is believed that any such increase would have... Continue Reading →

Current tax reform is not largest tax cut

Claim: President Donald Trump claims that the current tax reform legislation represents the largest tax cut ever. Fact: By the standards of a percent of GDP or inflation-adjusted dollars, the tax cut from the proposed legislation is not the largest. Donald Trump wrong that his tax plan is biggest cut ever The current tax proposal... Continue Reading →

Robert Mueller is not resigning

Claim: Special counsel Rober Mueller resigned from the Russia meddling investigation. Fact: An alt-right website known for spreading fake news published the report and there is no indication that Mueller has any plans of resigning. Peddling Mueller Misinformation Q: Has Robert Mueller resigned as the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election? A:... Continue Reading →

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