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Holmes Lybrand
Holmes Lybrand
Fact Check Editor at The Daily Caller News Foundation

WaPo Defends DACA Through Misleading Fact Check

5:37 PM 09/06/2017

A Washington Post fact check on whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) "helped spur" the surge of minors that illegally crossed the southern border in 2014 came out more like an op-ed in defense of the program.

Media Ditches Substance Of Wasserman Schultz FBI Boondoggle To Focus On Conspiracy Theories

8:29 PM 07/28/2017

There has been a good deal of noise -- though perhaps not enough -- surrounding a recently fired IT aide to Florida Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Imran Awan, and his family's potential financial schemes. While certain outlets are working out the facts of the case, The New York Times, BuzzFeed and Snopes seem more concerned with casting doubt by bringing up speculations and misinformation about the story from unknown blog sites and YouTubers.

FACT CHECK: Are 15,000 Trans People Serving In The US Military?

6:47 PM 07/26/2017

President Donald Trump sent out a series of tweets on Wednesday stating that the U.S. "will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military." Immediately after these tweets politicians, organizations and political commentators began tweeting out certain numbers of how many transgender people are serving or have served in the military.

Politifact Runs Bizarre Fact Check On Bogus Russia Claim

7:15 PM 07/06/2017

Politifact is running two fact checks on a Russia/Trump claim that contradict each other, with one stating that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s statements regarding 17 intelligence agencies is true, and the other admitting that the number is false.

FACT CHECK: Does Planned Parenthood Use Medicaid To Fund Abortions?

5:06 PM 07/05/2017

The Washington Post claimed in an article Friday that Planned Parenthood does not use Medicaid funds for abortions. "As the nation’s largest abortion provider, the 100-year-old nonprofit has sustained attacks at both the state and federal level, although the clinic does not use Medicaid funding to provide abortion services,” the article states.