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PolitiFact Live for April 20

PolitiFact editors discuss the truth behind the week in news.

Sorting through Trump's shift on releasing White House visitor logs

The Trump administration met widespread opposition from advocates of government transparency when it announced that it would not be publicizing the logs of White House visitors -- as the Obama White House generally had done.

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.

PolitiFact Live! for April 13

The first edition of our new weekly Facebook Live show.

Mailbag: ‘I wish PolitiFact would stop endorsing junk statistics’

Spring is upon us, and so is baseball season, but that doesn’t mean all PolitiFact readers are in a cheery mood. Here are some recent emails we’ve received from readers, edited for space and clarity.

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.

Conspiracy claims that Syrian gas attack was 'false flag' are unproven

Alt-right bloggers, officials and websites all posit (without proof) that shadow governments and Assad's enemies are really behind the attack.

9 things we're reading about Syria, U.S. airstrikes

A collection of reporting and commentary we've been reading about U.S. airstrikes in Syria.

For Trump, no signal yet refugee policy will change after U.S. airstrike in Syria

Two days after a chemical weapons attack in Syria killed more than 80 people, including children, President Donald Trump ordered a military airstrike on the Syrian airfield from where U.S. officials say the chemical attack launched. Will the president change his position against Syrian refugees?

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.

Revisiting the Obama track record on Syria’s chemical weapons

In 2014, Secreatary of State John Kerry said all of Syria's chemical weapons were gone from the country. We now have good reason to think that was wrong.

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.

Fact-checking fake news on International Fact-checking Day

Sunday, April 2, is International Fact-checking Day. To mark the day, PolitiFact conducted a "fact-check-a-thon" on fake news.