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Our team of in-house experts analyzed, fact checked and added context to the candidates’ statements during Sunday night’s debate. Here’s what they found:
HILLARY CLINTON AND DONALD TRUMP’S FIRST ANSWERS
DONALD TRUMP ON KATHY SHELTON
DONALD TRUMP ON WHAT HE CALLED ‘LOCKER ROOM TALK’
DONALD TRUMP ON PAULA JONES
DONALD TRUMP ON OBAMACARE
Trump made the case tonight for selling insurance across state lines as a possible alternative to Obamacare. For example, it remains unclear if there’s a way to make sure specific networks of doctors and hospitals would be covered from state. There are also concerns as to whether some insurers would try to relocate to other states in a “race to the bottom” with cheaper insurance that is less regulated. Here’s a more detailed explanation of the complications in a video from Julie Rovner and Kaiser Health News.
— Murrey Jacobson, National affairs editor
HILLARY CLINTON ON HER EMAIL USE AS SECRETARY OF STATE
DONALD TRUMP AND A SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE PLAN
DONALD TRUMP ON HIS PROPOSED BAN ON MUSLIMS
TRUMP: “You’re right about Islamophobia, and that’s a shame.”
DONALD TRUMP ON TERRORISM IN SAN BERNARDINO
DONALD TRUMP ON HILLARY CLINTON RAISING TAXES
DONALD TRUMP AND HIS TAXES
DONALD TRUMP: “Of course, I do. Of course, I do.”
HILLARY CLINTON, DONALD TRUMP AND SYRIA’S LINE IN THE SAND
HILLARY CLINTON: “No, I wasn’t. I was gone. I hate to interrupt you, but at some point, we need to do some fact-checking here.”
DONALD TRUMP: “Obama draws the line in the sand. It was laughed at all over the world what happened. Now, with that being said, she talks tough against Russia, but our nuclear program has fallen way behind, and they’ve gone wild with their nuclear program. Not good. Our government shouldn’t have allowed that to happen. Russia is new in terms of nuclear. We’re old, we’re tired, we’re exhausted in terms of nuclear. A very bad thing.”
DONALD TRUMP DISAGREES WITH MIKE PENCE
DONALD TRUMP: “OK. He and I haven’t spoken, and I disagree. I disagree.”
MARTHA RADDATZ: “You disagree with your running mate?”
DONALD TRUMP: “I think we have to knock out ISIS. Right now, Syria is fighting ISIS. We have people that want to fight both at the same time.”
DONALD TRUMP AND TAX LOOPHOLES
DONALD TRUMP ON THE ORIGINS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP
The precursor group to ISIS was formed five years earlier, in 2006, from the militant group known as al-Qaida in Iraq. AQI as it was known, pledged its allegiance to what’s known as core al-Qaida (the original, bin Laden organization) in 2004, and was run by a Jordanian militant named abu Musab al Zarqawi. He was noted for his brutality — the beheading videos that became ISIS’s macabre calling card were his stock in trade — and often ran afoul of bin Laden, who criticized Zarqawi’s bloodlust.The November 2004 battle for Fallujah was aimed, in part, at al-Qaida in Iraq’s leadership there, most of whom escaped. (ISIS would retake the city in 2014, and hold it until June of this year) The U.S. spent years hunting down AQI and similar groups, with thousands of special operations troops and supporting personnel. Zarqawi was targeted and killed in a 2006 airstrike. The group went on to rename itself the Islamic State of Iraq later that year, and largely went to ground. But it did find greater space to operate in the space left by the American withdrawal, and it found fertile ground in the Sunni reaches of western Iraq where a Shia-led central government was seen as simultaneously neglectful and repressive.
ISIS became one of the dizzying number of militant groups in the Syrian war, and gained significant battlefield experience and, again, was known for its brutality. It gained strength, both in numbers, land under its control, and money; and since its 2014 blitzkrieg across Iraq, now has major affiliates in Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Nigeria and Bangladesh, among other countries.
— Morgan Till, Foreign affairs editor
DONALD TRUMP AND DIPLOMACY BETWEEN THE U.S. AND RUSSIA
HILLARY CLINTON AND THE CHILDREN’S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM
DONALD TRUMP ON ALTERNATIVE ENERGY AND THE EPA
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