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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.

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Fact-checking Donald Trump’s 100-days interview with CBS

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS, President Donald Trump sat down with Face the Nation host John Dickerson to discuss his first 100 days in office.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweetstorm about a potential government shutdown

Facing the prospect of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack Democrats who he says are to blame.

Tracking Donald Trump’s flip-flops in his first 100 days

Donald Trump went into the White House with a mandate to break with tradition. In many ways, he’s embracing it.

Fact-checking Trump’s AP interview about his first 100 days

President Donald Trump played up his accomplishments in his first 100 days, while simultaneously downplaying the significance of the milepost, in an April 21 interview with the Associated Press. We fact-checked his claims about his accomplishments so far.

Who plays more golf: Donald Trump or Barack Obama?

For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. But since taking office, Trump has been a regular visitor at his own golf clubs in Florida and Virginia.

‘Mother of all bombs’ dropped on ISIS target: What we know so far

The United States dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on April 13. Here’s what we know so far.

Trump's Syria airstrikes: constitutional or not?

Whether it was constitutional for President Donald Trump to carry out airstrikes in Syria without congressional approval is not an easy question to answer.

In Context: Did Susan Rice lie about unmasking Trump associates?

Critics of former National Security Adviser Susan Rice say she’s caught in a lie about misusing intelligence for political purposes.

Fact-checking Trump's CEO town hall

The president got his facts straight on illegal border crossings and long-term factory closures. On the failure of the stimulus law and who's out of work, not so much.

Four things to know about Russia's 2016 misinformation campaign

All six witnesses before the Senate agreed that Russia was behind a misinformation and propaganda campaign intended to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.