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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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Fact-checking Trump as GOP health bill stalls

President Donald Trump took reporters' questions after Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed. We dig into some of the claims he made.

Fact-checking Trump’s TIME interview on truths and falsehoods

Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he make so many unsubstantiated claims.

A timeline of Donald Trump’s false wiretapping charge

President Donald Trump has stuck to a false claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him. Here’s a timeline of Trump’s statement, the White House’s evolving responses and the evidence against it.

Donald Trump's St. Patrick's Day 'Irish proverb' was probably not Irish

During an annual meeting between American and Irish leaders, Trump recited an Irish proverb: "Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you." But it might not actually be Irish.

Trump’s stalled campaign promises on health care

PolitiFact’s Trump-O-Meter is tracking 103 campaign promises Trump made in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election, including a slew regarding health care. Beyond a broad promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Trump has much work to do.

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. 

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.

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.