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Fact-checking tonight’s GOP debate on CNBC


As I type this, PolitiFact’s fact-checkers are getting ready for tonight’s Republican debate on CNBC. We’ll be watching at 8 pm ET when the leading candidates take the stage to make their points and draw contrasts with their opponents.

You can follow along with our fact-checking tonight on our live blog; here is the direct link. You can also follow us on Twitter. As we finish our fact-checks, we’ll post them to PolitiFact. Look for new fact-checks Wednesday night, Thursday and Friday.

Here are some of our recent fact-checks of the GOP field:

Ben Carson: "German citizens were disarmed by their government in the late 1930s," which allowed the Nazis to "carry out their evil intentions with relatively little resistance." False.

Donald Trump: "Sixty-one percent of our bridges are in trouble." False.

Marco Rubio: "Even after Syrian troops began to shoot protesters in the streets with live ammunition in 2011, Clinton labeled Bashar al-Assad a ‘reformer.&; " Half True.

Jeb Bush: "The federal government owns about half of the West, yet it continues to acquire more land." Mostly True.

Ted Cruz: "Republican leadership took the lead confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general." Mostly False.

Carly Fiorina: Planned Parenthood "is an organization that funnels millions of dollars in political contributions to pro-abortion candidates." Mostly True.

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