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Lauren Carroll

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Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

Email: lcarroll@politifact.com

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Recent stories from Lauren Carroll

Promises kept, promises stalled: Rating Donald Trump's first month in office

Donald Trump promised much on the campaign trail, but even the leader of the world’s leading economic and military power can only go so far to reshape policy in the direction he likes.

The possible ties between Trump and Russia, explained

The slew of accusations about Trump and Russia has our heads spinning, so we decided to summarize the big ones here, for our edification and yours.

Are leaks about Russia contacts 'illegal,' as Trump says?

Amid a slew of reports suggesting improper contact between members of President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russia, Trump says the media is missing the real problem: leaks. "Illegal" leaks to be specific.

Donald Trump touts promise progress at press conference

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Fact-checking Donald Trump's Feb. 16 press conference

President Donald Trump gave a lengthy press conference Feb. 16 about Russia, his Electoral College victory and distrust in the media.

Michael Flynn's troubling penchant for conspiracy theories

As fact-checkers, we took special notice of Gen. Michael Flynn's taste for fake news and conspiracy theories — a trait that seems incongruous with a high-ranking intelligence role.

Did Neil Gorsuch call Donald Trump's judiciary comments 'disheartening' and 'demoralizing'?

According to Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said it’s "disheartening" and "demoralizing" to hear President Donald Trump question the federal court system’s independence. But Trump says Blumenthal isn't telling the truth.

The list of 78 terror attacks the White House says the media didn’t cover — but they did

The list of 78 terror attacks the White House says the media didn’t cover — but they did

Fact-checking the Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders health care debate

Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., debated the future of health care on CNN.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly pressed President Donald Trump why he respects Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he's "a killer." Trump responded: "We have a lot of killers. Got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?"