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Fact-checking Donald Trump's Nashville rally

President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Nashville March 15 to commemorate former President Andrew Jackson's 250th birthday. We fact-checked his speech. 

Fact-checking Trump White House health care claims

Republicans supporting the House GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare are pushing back on criticism that the plan would strip health insurance away from an estimated 6 million to 15 million Americans, as Congress awaits additional insight from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.

Lindsey Graham: 'I've never met an illegal Canadian'

The debate over unauthorized immigrants in the United States often focuses on Mexican nationals. How many are there from north of the border?

7 takeaways from the GOP health care plan to replace Obamacare

Walking a fine line between the free market and a safety net, Republicans recently released their legislative plan to replace Obamacare -- more formally known as the Affordable Care Act -- without throwing millions of people off their health insurance coverage.

Did Donald Trump invent claim that Barack Obama tapped his phone?

In a series of early morning tweets March 4, Trump claimed that Obama ordered telephone surveillance on him during the election. Is there any reason to believe Trump? So far, we can’t find any.

Trump's travel ban executive order, take 2

After the judicially challenged rollout of President Donald Trump’s initial executive order on refugees and immigration from Muslim-majority countries, the White House has now put forth a revised version. But how different is the new one from the old one?

Mailbag: 'You contribute to the distrust of media'

There’s a new administration in Washington, but there’s been no let-up in emails from readers criticizing (or, occasionally, praising) our coverage. Here’s a rundown of some of the comments we’ve received from readers over the past few weeks.

President Donald Trump's deportation of 'bad dudes'

An overview of deportations in the early days of President Donald Trump's administration.

Four questions about when senators meet with ambassadors

The scrutiny over Attorney General Jeff Sessions and whether he met with Russian officials has put a spotlight on a little-noticed corner of statecraft -- lawmakers’ meetings with foreign diplomats.

In Context: What Jeff Sessions told Al Franken about meeting Russian officials

Some Democrats are claiming Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming he had no contact with Russian government intermediaries. We examine Sessions' words, in context.

What Donald Trump left out about the Yemen raid that killed Navy SEAL Ryan Owens

During his first speech to Congress, President Donald Trump cast the U.S. military raid of an al-Qaida affiliate complex in Yemen as a success, despite Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens' death. But the event and its aftermath have been much more controversial than Trump’s description let on.

Did Trump inherit a mess? 8 charts show otherwise

At most, the list of economic shortcomings that Trump offered in the House chamber provides a partial portrait of the economy — a portrait carefully crafted, in the reverse of the old song lyrics, to accentuate the negative and eliminate the positive.

Guests at President Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump brought some special guests to highlight his plans to help victims of crime and crack down on illegal immigration.   

Why were Democratic women wearing white to Trump's speech?

Dozens of Democratic women in Congress filled the aisles of Trump’s address donned in the color.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's address to Congress

President Donald Trump is addressing a joint session of Congress Tuesday. PolitFact is fact-checking his comments live.