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AP FACT CHECK: Examining claims from 2020 Democratic debate

 


WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential contenders vied for advantage Tuesday night in the second round of the party's 2020 campaign debates.

A look at some of their statements in Detroit and how they compare with the facts.

BERNIE SANDERS, senator from Vermont: "49 percent of all new income is going to the top 1 percent."

THE FACTS: That is probably exaggerated. The figure comes from a short paper by Emmanuel Saez, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, and leading researcher on inequality, and doesn't include the value of fringe benefits, such as health insurance,...



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