Fact-checking Hillary Clinton as she heads to Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton heads to Philadelphia this week for the 2016 Democratic Convention.

PolitiFact has researched and written more than 200 fact-checks on Clinton. And we’ll be at the convention, fact-checking the Democratic nominee for president and the other speakers.

Abbreviated versions of our some of our latest Clinton fact checks are below.

Full versions and the very latest fact-checks can be found at AJC Truth-O-Meter.

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Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 in a speech in Charlotte, N.C.:

Says Donald Trump “wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage.”

She is right.

While Trump has said he personally thinks the minimum wage should be higher, he has also said that it should be up to the states and that the federal government should not set a nation-wide minimum wage at all.

We rated this claim True.

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 in a speech in Portsmouth, N.H.:

“Independent analysts say (Donald Trump) would add $30 trillion to the national debt.”

The number does come from an independent, nonpartisan report.

But Clinton didn’t cite the 20-year time frame for her statement, an important omission.

And, she ignored smaller (though still substantial) projected increases from independent analysts.

The statement is partially accurate but leaves out important details.

We rated the statement Half True.

Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 in a speech in Charlotte, N.C.:

Says Donald Trump “wants to get rid of the federal minimum wage.”

She is right.

While Trump has said he personally thinks the minimum wage should be higher, he has also said that it should be up to the states and that the federal government should not set a nation-wide minimum wage at all.

We rated this claim True.

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 in a speech in Raleigh, NC:

“Thanks to (North Carolina’s) governor and the legislature, the average teacher salary can barely support a family.”

The average teacher salary of just less than $48,000 is higher than what most households around the state make per year. Yet it’s also right around what’s considered the bare minimum “living wage” for a couple with two kids.

Clinton, however, muddles the political blame. Average teacher pay did hit its lowest point when Republicans controlled both the governor’s office and General Assembly. Yet the only actual salary cuts happened under Democratic control. And more recently, Republicans have raised teacher pay almost back to pre-recession levels.

We rated this claim Mostly False.

Hillary Clinton on Saturday, July 2nd, 2016 in an interview on MSNBC:

Says she “never received nor sent any material that was marked classified” on her private email server while secretary of state.

Clinton has made this claim over and over again. An independent FBI investigation has found that to be inaccurate.

It’s important to remember that only “a very small number” of her emails, two, were marked classified when they were first sent, and just 110 out of the 30,000 she turned over were classified but unmarked.

But over the course of a year, Clinton and her staff have painted a picture of an email setup where absolutely zero classified information slipped through the cracks, case closed.

We rated this statement False.

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