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Tracking Donald Trump's evolving positions on Afghanistan

When Donald Trump announced a way forward for the United States in Afghanistan, his decision to keep troops in the country was a sharp contrast to what he had said as a private citizen. It wasn’t, however, all that different from what he had said as a presidential candidate. Confused?

Trump takes aim at Amazon in barbed tweet. What are the facts?

Donald Trump took to Twitter to once again unload on Amazon and appeared to accuse the online retail giant of avoiding taxes, killing jobs and hurting American communities.

A look at the data on domestic terrorism and who’s behind it

A deadly attack in Charlottesville, Va., during a white nationalist rally and counterprotests brought attention to far-right terrorism and how it compares with radical Islamic terrorism. In light of the attack, here's an overview of the latest data available regarding domestic terrorism and its perpetrators.

In Context: President Donald Trump’s statement on ‘many sides’ in Charlottesville, Va.

President Donald Trump spoke on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, about violent protests between white nationalists and those opposing them in Charlottesville, Va. Subsequently, Trump was criticized for not speaking more forcefully against the white nationalists.

A Trump nuclear strike against North Korea: constitutional or not?

President Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea have raised the specter -- however small -- of nuclear war.  We looked into the legality of a first nuclear strike.

Fact-checking Trump’s News of the Week video with Kayleigh McEnany

Trump’s "News of the Week" Facebook video touted success on the economy, immigration and veterans’ affairs. But the accuracy of the talking points was mixed.

Do low-skilled immigrants negatively impact wages of Americans?

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller at an Aug. 2 press briefing said that research has found a correlation between low-skilled immigration and declining wages for people in the United States. But the impact low-skilled immigrants have on wages has been widely debated for decades, here's an overview of conflicting conclusions.

How does Trump White House turnover compare to Bush, Obama?

In the past six months, the Trump administration has seen the firing or resignation of its chief of staff, communications director, press secretary, FBI director, ethics director, national security adviser and more. But is the Trump turnover as rapid as it seems?

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in West Virginia with Gov. Jim Justice

President Donald Trump traveled to West Virginia on Aug. 3 to hold a campaign-style rally. Having promised "big news" earlier in the day, Trump invited West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to the lectern, where Justice announced that he was changing his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican.

The president and the Boy Scouts: Was there really a phone call?

President Donald Trump surprised observers of the national Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia with a speech that sounded like one he’d given many times at campaign rallies.

High Five: Obamacare fact checks get most clicks

Transgender people in the military also among the fact checks with the most page-views in July 2017.

Could Trump end health care 'bailout' for Congress?

Trump threatened to pull health care coverage for lawmakers if they don’t pass a new bill quickly in a tweet on July 29, 2017.

Previewing the Alabama GOP primary

We're two weeks away from the Alabama Republican primary. Here's what you need to know about the candidates and their allegiances to President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

In Context: Tirade against Reince Priebus

President's new communications director blasted Priebus in an article the day before the Wisconsinite was replaced.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's Long Island speech to law enforcement

President Donald Trump spoke before an audience of law enforcement officials on Long Island, N.Y., about measures his administration is taking to crack down on illegal immigrant gang violence.

Welcome, Anthony Scaramucci! Here's some research on illegal voting

At his first briefing as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged that he wasn’t ready to answer every question reporters threw at him -- including one about whether there were 3 million illegal votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Can the president pardon himself? 4 questions about the presidential pardon

With news reports suggesting that the Trump White House and their legal advisors are taking a close look at the president’s pardon power, we decided to take a look ourselves. We’ve asked a dozen legal experts for their views on four questions related to presidential pardons.

How expensive would a single-payer system be?

During remarks at the White House to a group of Republican senators, President Donald Trump pushed the visiting lawmakers for repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act.

How big is coal mining compared to other occupations?

At an event to tout his "Made in America" agenda, President Donald Trump took a moment to applaud his administration’s success in stopping the coal industry long-term decline.

PolitiFact California's Top 10 fact checks (so far) in 2017

In the first half of 2017, PolitiFact California’s most popular fact-checks and articles, in terms of pageviews, ranged from a Pants On Fire claim that state lawmakers legalized child prostitution to a Mostly True statement about the extremely slim odds of being killed by a refugee in a terror attack.