Full coverage of the 5th Democratic debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season.

By Tara Jons and Michael Gordon
12/19/2019 • 03:41 AM EST

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: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: The 87 million figure includes 19.3 million who were insured at the time of the survey, but had a gap in coverage in the previous year.[1]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Although Trump was found to have "breached his fiduciary duty" to his foundation by using some fundraiser money on his campaign, at no time did he or was he required to confess to anything.[2]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Warren's estimate of how much could be raised with a wealth tax is considered by many economists to be overoptimistic, with some claiming it would raise only about 40% of the amount she estimates.[3]
: the American peoplesee definition - promoting a position as having the overwhelming support of all Americans, while providing no evidence that it does.
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: The U.S. spends more on health care per capita than other wealthy countries, but not "twice as much" as all of them.[4]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Medical related issues contribute to 500K bankruptcies, but are not the sole cause of those bankruptcies.[6]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Actually 77% of Democrats support Medicare-for-all, with even more supporting a "public option" for health insurance.[7]
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: While 160 million Americans receive health benefits through work, that doesn't necessarily mean they like their private insurance.[8]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Gabbard has made 20 appearances on Fox News, during the 8 years Obama was in office.[9]
: baseless claimsee definition - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated.
: The changes Klobuchar mentioned would have ensured that Abrams would have won the election.[10]
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Buttigieg characterizes his limited political track-record and experience as just the type of on-the-ground, working-class experience needed to take on Trump.
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: The statistics Harris cites, while accurate, are not representative of men and women doing "equal" work.[1]
: guilt by associationsee definition - using an opponent's links to another to assign the other's beliefs, misdeeds, or other unattractive qualities to the opponent.
: Biden uses Steyer's management of a hedge fund that made investments in coal mines to link Steyer to coal mining.[11]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: Trump scaled back military operations with South Korea for the last year and a half, but did not shut them down completely.[1]
: false claimsee definition - a statement that is directly contradicted by fact and can be easily proven untrue.
: Warren appears to be citing a study that found, after 20 years, 49% (not 94%) of whites and 26% (not 5%) of blacks had paid off their student loans.[7]
: dysphemismsee definition - replacing neutral language with more derogatory or unpleasant terms, to instill a negative association.
: The term "cages" used to describe the chain-link fenced holding areas in U.S. border facilities for illegal immigrants and their children.
: misleading claimsee definition - a statement with a few elements or kernel of truth, which can easily be proven deceptive or fundamentally untrue.
: In 1850, there were 3.6 million (9 in 10 of the nation's blacks) slaves in 1850 vs. 2.3 million blacks under criminal supervision in 2014 (1 in 11).[6]
: exaggerationsee definition - stretching the truth, to make something seem more powerful or meaningful than it actually is.
: While about 70% of those surveyed showed support for Roe v. Wade, only 69% supported funding for Planned Parenthood (not over 90%).[1]
: baseless claimsee definition - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated.
: Voter suppression cost Stacy Abrams the race in Georgia.[10]
: out of contextsee definition - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.
: The question Buttigieg was asked was if he'd consider sending U.S. troops to Mexico to fight drug cartels, IF MEXICO REQUESTED IT.[7]
: out of contextsee definition - removing a passage or quote from its surrounding context in such a way as to distort its intended meaning.
: The question Buttigieg was asked was if he'd consider sending U.S. troops to Mexico to fight drug cartels, IF MEXICO REQUESTED IT.[7]
: fault as virtuesee definition - technique where a weakness is presented as a strength, by focusing on any positive aspect of it.
: Gabbard characterizes her willingness to sit down with a dictator like Bashar al-Assad, not as a sign of poor judgement, but as a sign of her courage.
: baseless claimsee definition - a statement that is presented as accepted or established fact, but is wholly undecided or unsubstantiated.
: Voter suppression cost Stacy Abrams the race in Georgia.[10]

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References
1. "FactChecking the November Democratic Debate". FactCheck.org. Published: November 21, 2019.

3. "Facts on Warren's Wealth Tax Plan". FactCheck.org. Published: June 25, 2019.

8. "Do 160 million Americans really like their health plans? Kind of". Politifact. Published: November 20, 2019.

9. "Looking back: Tulsi Gabbard's Fox News presence in the Obama years". Politifact. Published: November 22, 2019.

10. "Did racially motivated voter suppression thwart Stacey Abrams?". The Washington Post. Published: October 30, 2019.

11. "Fact check: Did environmentalist Tom Steyer produce more coal than all of Britain?". The Sacramento Bee. Published: November 20, 2019.