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Subject: LIES & DECEPTION

Fact check: Trump falsely claims George H.W. Bush took millions of documents to a former bowling alley and Chinese restaurant
Oct 10 2022 Daniel Dale. CNN.

If we may: A proposed script for Hannity to correct Trump's falsehoods
Sep 23 2022 Philip Bump. Washington Post.

Lies, falsehoods and "vacuous truths": GOP explores a new realm of absolute emptiness
Sep 4 2022 Jeremiah David. Salon.

Opinion: The `Planted Evidence' Lie
Aug 11 2022 Chuck Rosenberg. Politico.

Fact-checking Trump's new campaign-style video
Aug 10 2022 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Sure, Impeach Clarence Thomas-but That's Just for Starters
Jul 5 2022 Michael Tomasky. The New Republic.

A predictable outcome of Jan. 6 hearings: Opinions about Trump won't change
Jun 16 2022 Bernard Goldberg. The Hill.

Draft abortion opinion puts new spotlight on confirmation hearings
May 4 2022 Seung Min Kim. Washington Post.

What the conservative justices said about Roe v. Wade during confirmation hearings
May 3 2022 Lexi Lonas. The Hill.

Press: McCarthy is a bigger liar than Trump
Apr 26 2022 Bill Press. The Hill.

Opinion: McCarthy's lying at the border cements him as the Great Prevaricator
Apr 26 2022 Dana Milbank. Washington Post.

Opinion: No Republican who participates in the war on truth deserves your vote
Apr 25 2022 Dana Milbank. Washington Post.

Juan Williams: GOP is stirring up crime fears
Feb 21 2022 Juan Williams. The Hill.

Lies Are the Building Blocks of Trumpian Authoritarianism
Feb 7 2022 William Saletan. The Bulwark.

Trump To Mark Jan. 6 Anniversary With More Election Fraud Lies
Dec 21 2021 Liz Skalka. Huffington Post.

Juan Williams: A guide to combating right-wing lies
Nov 15 2021 Juan Williams. The Hill.

Our paper-thin line of defense against Marjorie Taylor Greene
Jul 20 2021 Jill Filipovic. CNN.

`A hack job,' `outright lies': Trump commission's `1776 Report' outrages historians
Jan 19 2021 Gillian Brockell. Washington Post.

The American Abyss
Jan 9 2021 Timothy Synder. New York Times.

The GOP's sudden and convenient distancing from Trump's voter fraud claims
Jan 8 2021 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

Trump Adviser Peter Navarro Lies That Biden's Inauguration Can Be Postponed
Jan 2 2021 Allison Quinn. Daily Beast.

CDC's Redfield told staff to delete email, official tells House watchdog
Dec 10 2020 Dan Diamond. Politico.

Trump's White House largely silent as he refuses to concede
Nov 9 2020 Ben Gittleson. ABC.

Trump Just Told His Biggest Coronavirus Lie Yet
Oct 30 2020 Dan Friedman. Mother Jones.

MAGA scrambles to repair the Hunter Biden narrative
Oct 28 2020 Tina Nguyen. Politico.

White House lawyer helped shop controversial Hunter Biden story to Wall Street Journal: NYT
Oct 25 2020 Brooke Seiple. The Hill.

How Mark Mark Meadows Became the White House's Unreliable Source
Oct 4 2020 Tim Alberta. Politico.

Trump Is a Super-Spreader of Disinformation
Oct 3 2020 Anne Applebaum. The Atlantic.

This is the moment when the White House's lack of credibility becomes an immediate crisis
Oct 2 2020 Chris Cillizza. CNN.

Trump's appointees sought to censor what government scientists said about the coronavirus, emails show
Sep 18 2020 Lena H. Sun. Washington Post.

Another presidential assault on science as fires and pandemic rage
Sep 15 2020 Stephen Collinson. CNN.

Top HHS spokesman runs through conspiracies in video and claims without evidence CDC scientists are working to resist Trump
Sep 14 2020 Devan Cole, Jim Acosta. CNN.

Trump appointees sought to alter CDC scientific reports so they don't contradict or undermine the president
Sep 12 2020 Charles Davis, Sarah Al-Arshani. Businessinsider.Com.

Kayleigh McEnany has crossed a line
Sep 11 2020 Joe Lockhart. CNN.

The RNC weaponized exhaustion
Aug 28 2020 Zack Beauchamp. VOX.

Fact-checking Trump's lies is essential. It's also increasingly fruitless
Aug 29 2020 Margaret Sullivan. Washington Post.

Pence reinvents Trump's presidency on a disorienting night of crises
Aug 27 2020 Stephen Collinson. CNN.

Fact-checking the third night of the 2020 Republican National Convention
Aug 27 2020 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

GOP taps distortions to heap praise on Trump
Aug 26 2020 Josh Boak, et al. Associated Press.

The Epic Shamelessness of the Republican Convention
Aug 26 2020 Frank Bruni. New York Times.

Fact-checking the second night of the 2020 Republican National Convention
Aug 26 2020 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

aTrump's convention offers misleading portrait of his presidency
Aug 25 2020 Stephen Collinson. CNN.

USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show
Aug 20 2020 Aaron Gordon. Vice.

Barr Makes It Official-He's Trump's New "Fixer"
Aug 1 2020 Victoria Basetti, Norman Eisen. Politico.

Park Police chief says he knew Trump was coming, but Lafayette Square clearing was unrelated
Jul 28 2020 Tom Jackman. Washington Post.

Trump Just Made His 20,000th Misleading Claim as President, Says Report
Jul 13 2020 Jamie Ross. Daily Beast.

McEnany sidesteps questions on Russian bounty intel
Jun 29 2020 Brett Samuels, Morgan Chalfant. The Hill.

Trump campaign is creating an alternate reality online about coronavirus
May 28 2020 Meg Kelly, Elyse Samuels. Washington Post.

A metrics-obsessed White House struggles to define success on coronavirus
May 14 2020 Ryan Lizza, Daniel Lippman. Politico.

White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel next week
May 1 2020 Erica Werner, Mike DeBonis. Washington Post.

Fact-checking Trump's attempt to erase his previous coronavirus response
Apr 1 2020 Daniel Dale. CNN.

Trump's rage at the media takes a dangerous new turn
Mar 16 2020 Greg Sargent. Washington Post.

Trump now says he's open to entitlement cuts, including Medicare
Jan 23 2020 Maegan Vazquez. CNN.

White House continues stonewalling on slew of issues
Jan 10 2020 Maegan Vasquez. CNN.

CNN special attempts the impossible: gauging the fallout from Trump's lies
Nov 25 2019 Erik Wemple. Washington Post.

Trump press secretary faces backlash over claim that Obama aides left `you will fail' notes
Nov 19 2019 Toluse Olorunnipa, Josh Dawsey. Washington Post.

Nikki Haley: Trump 'truthful' in 'every instance that I dealt with him'
Nov 12 2019 John Bowden. The Hill.

Lies, lies, lies: How Trump's fiction gets more dramatic over time
Oct 27 2019 Daniel Dale. CNN.

The Trump team is now lying about lying
Aug 29 2019 Chris Cillizza. CNN.

President Trump has made 12,019 false or misleading claims over 928 days
Aug 12 2019 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

Trump falsely accuses Sherrod Brown, Dayton mayor of misrepresenting his hospital visit
Aug 7 2019 Daniel Dale. CNN.

Fact check: Trump makes more than 20 false claims at Cincinnati rally
Aug 2 2019 Daniel Dale, et al. CNN.

'Sir' alert: This one word is a telltale sign Trump is being dishonest
Jul 16 2019 Daniel Dale. CNN.

President Trump has made 10,796 false or misleading claims over 869 days
Jun 10 2019 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

Fact-checking Trump's flurry of falsehoods and lies after Mueller declined to exonorate him
May 30 2019 Marshall Cohen. CNN.

President Trump has made more than 10,000 false or misleading claims
Apr 29 2019 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

What to do about Sarah Sanders? White House reporters have a few ideas
Apr 22 2019 Paul Farhi. Washington Post.

Mueller's biggest bombshell? Trump told the White House counsel to lie
Apr 19 2019 Daniel Hamel. Washingtion Post.

A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty
Apr 19 2019 Peter Baker, Maggie Haberman. New York Times.

The Mueller report puts it beyond dispute: Trump is profoundly corrupt
Apr 19 2019 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

`Your boss lied': Sanders, Gidley face vastly different Mueller questions on CNN, Fox News
Apr 19 2019 Tim Elfrink. Washington Post.

President Trump has made 9,014 false or misleading claims over 773 days
Mar 4 2019 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

Juan Williams: Trump's witches' brew has made America sick
Mar 4 2019 Juan Williams. The Hill.

The president's and Ivanka Trump's egregious deception on security clearans
Mar 1 2019 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

The scariest thing about Trump's tweets
Jan 31 2019 Eugene Robinson. Washington Post.

Trump advisers lied over and over again, Mueller says. The question is, why?
Jan 27 2019 Rosalind S. Helderman, et al. Washington Post.

President Trump made 8,158 false or misleading claims in first two years
Jan 21 2019 Glenn Kessler, et al. Washington Post.

`This president lies daily': Critics demand networks fact-check Trump's live immigration speech
Jan 8 2019 Isaac Stanley-Becker. Washington Post.

Trump claims support from past presidents for the wall: Clinton, Bush and Obama beg to differ
Jan 4 2019 Andrew Restuccia. Politico.

Trump has been walking a tightrope of lies
Dec 13 2018 Eugene Robinson. Washington Post.

Meet the Bottomless Pinocchio, a new rating for a false claim repeated over and over again
Dec 10 2018 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Lies, lies and more lies: This is not how innocent people act
Nov 30 2018 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

The truth is finally catching up with Trump
Nov 27 2018 Dana Milbank. Washington Post.

President Trump's crowd-size estimates: Increasingly unbelievable
Nov 19 2018 Salvador Rizzo. Washington Post.

`Full Trumpism': The president's apocalyptic attacks reach a new level of falsity
Nov 4 2018 Philip Rucker. Washington Post.

How Trump bobs and weaves to avoid the truth
Oct 15 2018 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Trump subverts our democracy with his lies
Oct 15 2018 Eugene Robinson. Washington Post.

University offering course on 'Trumpaganda'
Oct 9 2018 Avery Anapol. The Hill.

In a 30-minute interview, President Trump made 24 false/misleading claims
Dec 29 2017 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Trump praises author whose book falsely claims she has a PhD in psychology
Sep 14 2018 Morgan Gstalter. The Hill.

President Trump has made more than 5,000 false or misleading claims
Sep 13 2018 Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

Woodward: Trump lawyer's concluded that president is an `effing liar'
Sep 10 2018 Michael Burke. The Hill.

Donald Trump just keeps claiming things he said on tape aren't real
Aug 30 2018 Chris Cillizza. CNN.

Trump is less lucid than normal
Aug 27 2018 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

Not just misleading. Not merely false. A lie.
Aug 22 2018 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

`Truth isn't truth' is the Trump era's epitaph
Aug 20 2018 Eugene Robinson. Washington Post.

`Truth isn't truth': Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview
Aug 19 2018 Elise Viebeck. Washington Post.

Fox News host hits Giuliani: Dossier isn't why Mueller probe was started
Aug 15 2018 Emily Birnbaum. The Hill.

The Trump team's new `alternative facts'-esque ways to expain its lies
Aug 6 2018 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

President Trump has made 4,229 false or misleading claims in 558 days
Aug 1 2018 Glenn Kessler, Salvador Rizzo, Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

Trump's shallowness runs deep
Aug 3 2016 George F. Will. Washington Post.

Trump lies. And lies. And lies
Jul 26 2018 E.J. Dionne Jr.. Washington Post.

In 497 days, President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims
May 31 2018 Washington Post.

Once again, `fake news' decried by Trump turns out to be true
Jul 26 2018 Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

I Was a White House Stenographer. Trump Wasn't a Fan
Jul 17 2018 Beck Dorey-Stein. New York Times.

When it comes to lying, Trump is nonstop
Jul 13 2018 Joe Scarborough. Washington Post.

Ex-CIA chief Brennan compares Trump to Bernie Madoff
Jul 5 2018 Emily Birnbaum. The Hill.

I never said that! High-tech deception of 'deepfake' videos
Jul 3 2018 Associated Press. via Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

`We have a profound problem': Mark Sanford has thoughts about Trump & truth
Jun 22 2018 Amber Phillips. Washington Post.

Trump is a baldfaced liar
Jun 22 2018 Colbert I. King. Washington Post.

Trump claims Sanford remarks booed by lawmakers were well-received
Jun 21 2018 Brett Samuels. The Hill.

President Trump seems to be saying more and more things that aren't true
Jun 19 2018 Ashley Parker. Washington Post.

Merkel responds to Trump claims: German crime stats 'speak for themselves'
Jun 19 2018 Brett Samuels. The Hill.

`You're a parent!' Things got personal in the White House briefing room
Jun 14 2018 Callum Borchers. Washington Post.

Sanders lies because that is what this White House does
Jun 5 2018 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

Sanders: 'My credibility is probably higher than the media's'
Jun 5 2018 Jordan Fabian. The Hill.

Giuliani on contradictions about Trump tower meeting letter: 'I swear to God, it was a mistake'
Jun 4 2018 Morgan Gstalter. The Hill.

Sanders's illogical claim - she's not the person to answer questions About her own false statement
Jun 4 2018 Callum Borchers. Washington Post.

Trump keeps incriminating himself with nonstop lies
May 31 2018 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

Trump's lies about the Russia probe devolve into absurdity
May 31 2018 Greg Sargent. Washington Post.

Call out his lies. He depends on them.
May 30 2018 E.J. Dionne Jr.. Washington Post.

Why does Trump lie? Just ask Billy Bush.
May 29 2018 Erik Wemple. Washington Post.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on `phony' sources, vets, border stats
May 28 2018 Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward. AP via Washington Post.

Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about the Mueller probe
Mar 18 2018 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Time to stop chasing Trump's lies down the rabbit hole
May 25 2018 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

President Trump's fog of `scandals' and outrages about the Mueller investin
May 25 2018 Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

The president and his attorney didn't tell the truth. Now Giuliani has
May 3 2018 Dan Balz. Washington Post.

Trump's medical deceptions should be a scandal
May 2 2018 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

Ex-CIA director defends Clapper,tells Trump 'Your hypocrisy knows no bounds
Apr 28 2018 John Bowden. The Hill.

The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Apr 27 2018 Jason Schwartz. Politico.

Trump lied to me about his wealth to get onto the Forbes 400
Apr 20 2018 Jonathan Greenberg. Washington Post.

Trump breaks his tax returns promise - for the third year in a row
Apr 16 2018 Editorial Board. Washington Post.

As Trump rages at Comey, a new poll shows his lies are failing
Apr 13 2018 Greg Sargent. Washington Post.

Two Trump speeches, two dozen dubious claims
Apr 8 2018 Salvador Rizzo. Washington Post.

Trump and the Truth: A President Tests His Own Credibility
Mar 17 2018 Peter Baker. New York Times.

Trump is perfecting the art of the Big Lie
Mar 17 2018 Max Boot. Washington Post.

Trump's believe it or not
Mar 16 2018 Kathleen Parker. Washington Post.

After Admitting Uncertainty Over Trade Figure, Trump Repeats False Claim Is that the president or a grand piano?
Mar 15 2018 Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Ian Austen. New York Times.

Sunshine Week brings Trump's information darkness to light
Mar 13 2018 Joe Davidson. Washington Post.

Alex Jones is a menace to society. I'm suing him
Mar 14 2018 Brennan Gilmore. Washington Post.

When it comes to this White House, the fish rots from the head
Mar 7 2018 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

A Ranting Old Guy With Nukes
Mar 5 2018 Paul Krugman. New York Times.

Hope Hicks told the truth about lying for Trump. Now she's gone
Feb 28 2018 Dana Milbank. Washingtion Post.

Hope Hicks Acknowledges She Sometimes Tells White Lies for Trump
Feb 27 2018 Nicholas Fandos. New York Times.

Fact-checking Trump's error-filled tweetstorm about Russia investigation
Feb 18 2018 Glenn Kessler. Washington Post.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is at a loss for words on Rob Porter
Feb 14 2018 Dana Milbank. Washington Post.

White House's evolving explanations in Rob Porter scandal Are making less and less sense
Feb 14 2018 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

White House Let Rob Porter Keep Job Even After Receiving Final FBI Report
Feb 13 2018 Julie Hirschfeld Davis, Michael D.Shear. New York Times.

Trump budget highlights disconnect btwn populist rhetoric & plutocratic rea
Feb 13 2018 James Hohmann. Washington Post.

Trump tells a lot of little lies. This is the big one
Feb 12 2018 Eugene Robinson. Washington Post.

Kelly offers account of Porter exit That some White House aides consider untrue
Feb 9 2018 Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey. Washington Post.

Lie, Exploit and Destroy
Feb 8 2018 Charles M. Blow. New York Times.

My Lawyers Got Trump to Admit 30 Lies Under Oath
Jun 12 2017 Timothy L. O'Brian. Bloomberg.

Trump made 2,140 false or misleading claims in his first year
Jan 20 2018 Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

'Our democracy will not last': Jeff Flake's speech comparing Trump to Staln
Jan 17 2018 Amber Phillips. Washington Post.

This way madness lies
Jan 16 2018 Dana Milbank. Washington Post.

The Trump `shithole countries' flap takes an even more ridiculous turn
Jan 16 2018 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

Fact-checking the Trump administration's claims on `saving' coal country
Jan 16 2018 Nicole Lewis. Washington Post.

Sens. Cotton and Perdue are outed for lying on Trump's behalf
Jan 16 2018 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

Trump and the liar's paradox
Jan 4 2018 Richard Cohen. Washington Post.

President Trump has made 1,950 false or misleading claims over 347 days
Jan 2 2018 Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly, Nicole Lewis. Washington Post.

Trump falsely claims he broke a legislative record
Dec 27 2017 Nolan D. McCaskill. Politico.

Trump's ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught lying about the Dutch
Dec 22 2017 Amanda Erickson. Washington Post.

I study liars. I've never seen one like President Trump
Dec 8 2017 Bella DePaulo. Washington Post.

Michael Flynn Charged With Making False Statements To The FBI
Dec 1 2017 Chuck Ross. Daily Caller.

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI
Dec 1 2017 Carol D. Leonnig, et al. Washington Post.

Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.
Dec 1 2017 Eileen Sullivan, Adam Goldman & Michael D. Shear. New York Times.

The Russia investigation's spectacular accumulation of lies
Nov 16 2017 Michael Gerson. Washington Post.

When the subject is Russia, Trump's advisers have spotty memories
Nov 15 2017 Matt Zapotosky. Washington Post.

Has Jeff Sessions got the world's worst memory, or what?
Nov 14 2017 Jennifer Rubin. Washington Post.

President Trump has made 1,628 false or misleading claims over 298 days
Nov 14 2017 Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly, Nicole Lewis. Washington Post.

This Harvard student's takedown of Sean Spicer's fellowship is spot on
Nov 3 2017 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Makes the Heart Grow Fonder
Nov 3 2017 Frank Bruni. New York Times.

Trump's lie about Obama/fallen soldiers shows how he makes America dumber
Oct 17 2017 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

President Trump has made 1,318 false or misleading claims over 263 days
Oct 10 2017 Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Glenn Kessler and Meg Kelly. Washington Post.

Jared Kushner registered to vote as a woman. Not his first paperwork error
Sep 27 2017 Rachel Chason. Washington Post.

Those Calls to Trump? White House Admits They Didn't Happen
Aug 2 2017 Julie Hirschfeld Davis. New York Times.

Trump's Lies
Jul 23 2017 David Leonhardt, Stuart A. Thompson. New York Times.

Many Politicians Lie. But Trump Has Elevated the Art of Fabrication
Aug 7 2017 Sheryl Gay Stolberg. New York Times.

Why the most dishonest president in history can't fool us about what matter
Aug 3 2017 Paul Waldman. Washington Post.

Kellyanne Conway just set the modern record for political spin
Jul 14 2017 Aaron Blake. Washington Post.

Lie after lie after lie': Fox News' Shepard Smith has a Cronkite moment on Russia
Jul 14 2017 Aaron Blake. New York Times.

Al Franken: Is Jeff Sessions a Lying Little Weasel?
Jul 14 2017 Jon Weiner. The Nation.

Trump's lies are failing him, and it is making him deeply frustrated
Mar 21 2017 Greg Sargent. Washington Post.

Sean Spicer had another very bad week
Mar 19 2017 Chris Cillizza. Washington Post. Go to Top of Page
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