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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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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.

What costs more, soldiers' Viagra or transgender health care? What about Mar-a-Lago trips?

Trump's announcement barring transgender service members brought out the examples of things that cost more than military spending on those troops' coverage.

17 intelligence organizations or 4? Either way, Russia conclusion still valid

President Donald Trump, speaking in Poland July 6, downplayed the strength of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to his benefit because some news organizations recently corrected stories to clarify that four agencies, rather than 17, were directly involved in the January intelligence assessment.

Fact-checking 9 things Trump overstated, got wrong in his Cedar Rapids speech

His June 21, 2017, rally speech in Cedar Rapids ranged from health care to jobs to immigration to the Paris climate agreement.

Fact-checking Trump’s tweets about Russia, Hillary Clinton and the ‘witch hunt’

In between tweets about typical presidential fare — jobs, the Army, the state of Wisconsin — President Donald Trump has been ranting in 140-character spurts about the Russia investigation and his former opponent Hillary Clinton.

‘Top 10’ graphic misleads about James Comey’s testimony

A graphic circulating on right-wing websites and social media titled the "Top 10 things we learned today" claims to tell you everything you need to know about James Comey’s June 8 Senate appearance. We sort our the facts.

How pundits twisted James Comey’s testimony

It seems like everyone in Washington tuned in for ousted FBI Director James Comey’s June 8 Capitol Hill hearing. But watching pundits, reading hot-takes and browsing Twitter afterward can make you wonder: Did we all watch the same hearing?

Three times James Comey’s testimony contradicted Donald Trump

Ousted FBI Director James Comey was so concerned President Donald Trump "might lie" about their conversations that he wrote memos describing their meetings in detail. Several comments in Comey’s testimony contradicted statements by Trump and his White House staff.

James Comey testifies before Senate about Trump, Russia

We're covering former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his relationship with President Donald Trump.

The 3 things Comey’s advance testimony corroborates from press reports, Trump

Fired FBI Director James Comey corroborated several anonymous accounts published in media reports, as well as a claim by President Donald Trump, in congressional testimony he is expected to deliver at a June 8 hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.