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The first presidential debate annotated

We're annotating the first presidential debate on Medium.

Trump, Clinton debate fact-checks (a running collection)

PolitiFact's running blog of fact-checks at the first presidential debate.

The truth about the 2016 presidential campaign

What we've learned about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump after nearly 400 fact-checks.

Fact-checking the first Trump, Clinton presidential debate

The staff of PolitiFact live fact-checks the first 2016 presidential debate.

PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 23

Every Friday we'll highlight some of the fact-checks from the presidential campaign trail.

PolitiFact Sheet: Comparing the Clinton and Trump foundations

Each candidate is under fire for their family foundation. We created a side-by-side chart to understand the issues at play.

A fact-checker’s advice for debate moderators

PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan reflects on fact-checking debates and how moderators' performance matters. 

Hillary Clinton and the birther movement: Still nothing there

Donald Trump may have conceded that President Barack Obama was born in America, but he didn't dial down his claim that Hillary Clinton started the birther rumors in the first place. We took a look at all the evidence, especially new allegations.

PolitiFact's video rewind for Sept. 16

Every Friday we'll highlight some of the fact-checks from the presidential campaign trail.

Donald Trump says he doesn't invest in the stock market. Here's his portfolio

Donald Trump told CNBC, "I don’t invest in the stock market." ​But 14 months earlier, his stock holdings and earnings were likely $24 million or more.

5 big falsehoods of the 2016 election

From time to time, readers ask what are the biggest whoppers we’ve heard from the candidates for president so far this year. So we decided to take a quick look through the archives.

Inside fact-checking: A conversation with Lucas Graves, author of 'Deciding What's True'

PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan interviews Lucas Graves, author of Deciding What's True

In Context: Hillary Clinton and the 'basket of deplorables'

We look at Hillary Clinton's comments about Donald Trump supporters. 

What Donald Trump said about intelligence briefings

Pundits ridiculed Trump's comments about his intelligence briefings. Experts piled on, too. 

Should the U.S. have kept Iraq's oil, as Donald Trump argues?

Foreign policy experts are flummoxed by an idea Trump has advocated for years.