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Did Joe Biden "stop the prosecution" of his son in Ukraine? And did he brag about stopping the prosecution?

Yes, Biden used economic pressure to oust Prosecutor Viktor Shokin. No, Biden did not do so to protect Burisma. If anything, the opposite is true. A Timeline 2002: Mykola Zlochevsky co-founds ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

If you count all weekend days as "on vacation", which this accounting does, that's almost 29% right there, while the remaining 11% is composed of other days when Biden was not at the White ...
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Did Joe Biden "stop the prosecution" of his son in Ukraine? And did he brag about stopping the prosecution?

The US desire to have Shokin removed was echoed by the EU. He was viewed as either incompetent or himself corrupt (note, this source is generally considered conservative to right-wing). (See also ...
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Did Joe Biden "stop the prosecution" of his son in Ukraine? And did he brag about stopping the prosecution?

Biden bragged about getting a prosecutor (Viktor Shokin) fired, by threatening to withhold aid to Ukraine. A video and transcript are available here: I remember going over and convincing our team, ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

No. The answer by @antlersoft points out that Fox News' accounting includes weekends in their definition of "vacation". And yet, in normal colloquial American English, no one uses the word &...
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Did Joe Biden mumble/stutter after saying "America is a nation that can be defined in a single word"?

President Biden answers the (self-asked) question by starting an anecdote about talking to Xi Jinping on the subject. He briefly gets tongued-tied while trying to say "I was in the foothills of ...
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How many grandchildren does Joe Biden have?

Joe Biden has 7 biological (and legal) grand-children. Between Joe Biden's four children (two of whom are deceased), there are six legitimate grand-children: Two from Beau Biden: Natalie and Robert ...
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Did Republicans mock Biden for showing grief over the loss of his dog?

I'm not sure what level of Google-exhaustion one needs to show before drawing a negative conclusion on an existence question like this, but it's probably quite safe to conclude that there are no ...
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Do more Americans want the Bidens investigated than Trump impeached?

Are we talking representative polls by reputable pollsters, or "online polls"? Is being in favor of an impeachment inquiry the same as "wanting Trump impeached"? Lots of wriggle room there. How many ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

Not in the way anyone thinks of a "vacation". You and I think "vacation" means "not working". The numbers use "vacation" to mean "not in the White House&...
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Did Senator Biden deny that FBI investigations can add anything to the SCOTUS confirmation process?

He essentially did, but it doesn't mean what his critics think it means. Immediately before Biden's remarks, Justice Thomas is arguing with Senator Simon that he's had five FBI background checks as ...
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Biden 'fake' interview: video of Biden's hands appearing the wrong side of microphones

Politifact has done the work here. Steve Herman, a Voice of America reporter who was holding one of the microphones, tweeted about the rumors on March 17. "I was the one holding the lighter-...
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How many grandchildren does Joe Biden have?

The claim by the EndWokeness Twitter account seems to be false. The EndWokeness claim of "denies" is difficult to refute because they did not cite nor show where Joe Biden actively said &...
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Did the US government claim that it has the right to control "cognitive infrastructure", i.e. thoughts?

No, but Judge Doughty implied elsewise in his ruling From point 28 of the Missouri v. Biden ruling by Judge Doughty: On November 21, 2021, CISA Director Easterly reported that CISA is “beefing up its ...
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Did Biden claim that the Boeing-Air India deal will support 1 million jobs? Is the claim true?

Well, Statement from President Joe Biden on Air India’s Historic Purchase of Boeing Aircraft is the official press release from the White House: The United States can and will lead the world in ...
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Did Burisma admit to bribing Joe Biden?

The claim seems to have originated from Andrii Derkach and was then spread by Giuliani. Senate Republicans have investigated the alleged corruption around Hunter Biden. The key finding is that Hunter ...
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Did the whistleblower work with Joe Biden?

The whistleblower's attorneys have denied he or she worked with or for Biden Via ABC News: In a statement, the whistleblower's lawyers say the person has never worked for any political candidate, ...
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Did Senator Biden deny that FBI investigations can add anything to the SCOTUS confirmation process?

It is not a single direct quote. Some parts have been edited out. According The Supreme Court of the United States: Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court ...
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Did Republicans mock Biden for showing grief over the loss of his dog?

I found Twitter to be pretty civil in its response to the death of Biden’s dog, within the narrow timeframe between it being announced and that tweet. I found more examples of people claiming ...
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Did the Biden campaign ever send out a "decree" to keep Rudy Giuliani off television?

The story was originally broken by The Daily Beast. They quote a letter from the Biden campaign - not Joe Biden personally - , which demands that Giuliani is no longer booked because of the falsehoods ...
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Did the New York Post publish authentic email correspondence of Hunter Biden?

I don't know if all of the NY-Post-published emails are among those, but according to a WaPo investigation (published on March 30), a number of interesting emails from the cache carried cryptographic ...
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Did the New York Post publish authentic email correspondence of Hunter Biden?

Unproven, as of 10/19/2020. There is no reliable proof either way whether these emails are authentic. At best, these emails fit with established theory - either that Biden was corrupt, or that Russia ...
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Did a Milwaukee airport allow Biden but not Trump to hold a rally because Biden's rally will be smaller?

It seems that the Biden event is not a rally but a small meeting https://www.tmj4.com/news/election-2020/airport-officials-explain-reasoning-behind-allowing-biden-event-after-denying-previous-trump-...
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Biden 'fake' interview: video of Biden's hands appearing the wrong side of microphones

While the question has been answered with links to fact-checkers, I think it's worth adding a video that shows just how this effect occurs, because it might not be obvious to people who aren't in the ...
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Has Biden spent 40% of his presidency on vacation?

Biden’s “vacations”, according to a NY Post article, consisted mostly of “personal overnight trips away from the White House”. That means he probably takes a helicopter to his home in Delaware to ...
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Did Joe Biden write a letter of apology over Trump's COVID-19 handling?

The context of that quote seem to be travel restrictions. In the same briefing, Trump claimed shortly before: He called me xenophobic. He called me a racist, because he has since apologized and he ...
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Does Hunter Biden work for a Ukrainian oil company?

I was able to find a 2015 story by the New York Times' James Risen commenting on Hunter Biden's appointment to the Burisma Board of Directors. Burisma was a large Ukrainian natural gas supplier that ...
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Is this video clip of Biden kissing children real?

Part of the original video is available here at the 52:00 mark. I would consider C-SPAN, or the Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network, to be credible. The video description is Vice President ...
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Did the Sanders campaign attack Biden with a "doctored video"?

Bernie Sanders campaign senior advisor Warren Gunnels retweeted a video clip of a Biden speech which took Biden's remarks out of context and conveyed the false impression that he praised Paul Ryan's ...
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