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For questions asking to confirm or disprove a factual claim made by a relevant political source. Not to be confused with the tag "fact-checking", which is for questions about the act of fact-checking itself.

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Is there clear public evidence for Netanyahu's assertion that Hamas is stealing the food aid at gunpoint, enough to affect the civilians in Gaza?

In a recent interview, Netanyahu said: “When we started out putting in the humanitarian convoys, we said there will be one problem. And that is what if Hamas tries to steal the food and the drugs ...
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Did the Taliban give any hint they were letting the US 'keep' the Bagram Airfield (under some conditions)?

Trump claimed in 2022 that his peace plan for Afghanistan (that Biden ruined) involved keeping the Bagram Airfield: We were gonna be out. I got it down to 2,000 [troops] we were getting ready to pull ...
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Is the House of Representatives not allowed to initiate any bills dealing with foreign policy (outside of commerce and budget matters)?

It's been claimed in an unsourced answer here that It's an "H.R.". Meaning it's a "House Resolution". As such, the bill would not have any power in law. The domain of the foreign ...
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When did the Philippines promise to tow away the Sierra Madre?

According to China (2nd para, I've added the first for context): The Philippines grounded a World War II-era warship, the Sierra Madre, on the shoal in 1999 to assert its claim to sovereignty and now ...
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Did Sarkozy scupper his own peace plan in re Georgia (2008)?

The Guardian quotes a response to Sarkozy's remarks on Ukraine: Responding to Sarkozy’s Ukraine remarks, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, the former Estonian president, used even less diplomatic language to ...
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Does the PVV want to stop all support for Ukraine?

The Guardian: The European Greens said today that if VVD joins a coalition with Geert Wilders’ far-right PVV, it should be expelled from the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE). ...
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Did Israelis build bunkers and tunnels under al-Shifa hospital, and if so why?

Sky News: "We all know there are bunkers and tunnels because the Israelis built some of them when they were in control of the al Shifa hospital before 2005," he [Sky News military analyst ...
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Israeli disposition to a two-state solution

Until watching this interview with Dr. Mearsheimer, I was under the impressions the Israelis were favorable abut the two-state solution as long as they weren't being attacked from the Palestinian ...
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Did the U. S.–Mexico border wall actually need 3 weeks for completion?

Donald Trump mentioned to the audience last year at a rally I was in that the Mexican border wall needed 3 weeks for completion, but is there any proof of this? See the C-SPAN video at 11:30 to 11:50. ...
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Fact-check: Has the US increased imports of Russian oil?

There have been reports that the US has increased imports of Russian oil over the past week: US ramps up oil imports from Russia, pursues own interests at expense of European allies amid Ukraine ...
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Is there any truth to Russia's claim at the United Nations that there have been food embargos against the Donbass by Ukraine?

For eight years, the people of the Donbas region have been subject to economic, transport and food embargos, the elderly and children were forced to hide from shelling and tens of thousands of ...
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Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine? [closed]

NBC says: Putin orders troops to eastern Ukraine, drawing condemnation at emergency U.N. meeting, but I don't see how they got the information. Swissinfo says: Russian military will only enter Ukraine'...
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Connection Between American Energy Policy and Russian Foreign Policy

As quoted in this article, in a Fox and Friends interview, Representative Michael Waltz of Florida claimed that Biden’s failed energy policies are directly leading to instability around the world. ...
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Did California in 1967 prohibit open carry to discriminate against blacks, unlike Michigan that still allows it in 2020? [closed]

I'm British, and was befuddled to see this picture on r/oddlyterrifying of lockdown protestors carrying guns right up to the Michigan's Governor office door. I then found this combined picture on r/...
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Are the "security concerns" for the State of the Union legitimate?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has written President Trump to suggest that he postpone his State of the Union address, citing her “security concerns” over the ability of the Secret Service and Department ...
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Is Seymour Hersh's account of the killing of Osama bin Laden credible?

In an article in the London Review of Books dated May 21, 2015, the American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims the official account of how Osama bin Laden (founder of al-Qaeda, which ...
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Would two million families lose their SNAP benefits under H.R.1947 (FARRM)? Why?

The farm bill has been passed in the House. The 216-208 vote largely followed party lines, with every Democrat voting against the bill and 12 Republicans breaking ranks to vote against it. [...] The ...
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