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Lie of the Year 2016: Readers' Choice poll

PolitiFact will soon announce our Lie of the Year -- the most significant falsehood of 2016, as chosen by our editors and reporters. We're also inviting readers to vote for the Readers' Choice award.

Russia and its influence on the presidential election

One of the most pervasive narratives of the presidential race was that Russian President Vladimir Putin was trying to upend the election — in a way that helped President-elect Donald Trump.

PolitiFact's guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving

Be honest with yourself: Politics is on the table this holiday season, like it or not. The best advice we have is to try keeping the conversation rooted in reality. Here’s PolitiFact’s guide to navigating politics on Thanksgiving.

Coming 2017: the Trump-O-Meter!

A lot of you have asked, so we won’t hold back the news any longer: Yes, absolutely, we’ll be tracking the campaign promises of Donald Trump.

Let's fight back against fake news

We're fighting back against fake news.

PolitiFact readers comment on fact-checking the 2016 election

Our readers comment on fact-checking 2016 

Donald Trump's campaign promises for the first 100 days

Here are the campaign promises Trump said he'd act on first.

PolitiFact Sheet: Donald Trump’s immigration plan

Donald Trump, elected to serve as the 45th president of the United States, gained many supporters due to his hard-line immigration stance. Here is his immigration plan outlined during the campaign season.

Fact-checking President-Elect Donald Trump

President-Elect Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter.

Trump on Clinton and the FBI: sorting out the facts

Donald Trump made much of an alleged new FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation. But after key retractions, and the latest findings by the FBI on Clinton's emails, he returns to more general accusations of corruption and a rigged system.

The biggest flip-flops by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

At PolitiFact, we’ve rated hundreds of statements by Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. But we’ve also been on the lookout for examples of the presidential nominees flip-flopping on significant policy issues.

10 most aired political ads, fact-checked

Before your commercial breaks are finally free of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Nov. 9, we’re taking a deep dive into claims from those ominous voiceovers and scrolling text.

Was James Comey's letter 'unprecedented,' as Hillary Clinton says?

The letter by FBI director James Comey -- in which he apprised lawmakers of new emails potentially relevant to the investigation of Hillary Clinton -- has prompted lots of second-guessing. But was his letter unprecedented?

Comparing Clinton, Trump, Johnson and Stein on five issues

With the election just around the corner, we wanted to equip voters with the knowledge of where candidates stand on key-issues highlighted by this year’s election.  

Truth check: Clinton and Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

We've fact-checked the candidates 509 times since they launched their presidential campaigns. What's the latest tally?