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How do we prevent school shootings?

Following the shooting in Parkland, Fla., experts talk about several strategies including gun control, expanding mental health services and threat assessment in an effort to reduce school shootings.

The Russia investigation and Donald Trump: a timeline from on-the-record sources

U.S. law enforcement agencies and Congress are investigating links between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, as part of a broader probe into Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election. 

What we know about mass shootings

With each tragedy, we hear arguments about gun violence, mental health, how firearms should be regulated and what’s driving the prevalence of mass shootings. PolitiFact has worked for years to research these topics to explain talking points used by all sides of the debate.

Timeline: Rob Porter, domestic abuse and the White House

The White House statements about the vetting of top aide Rob Porter have shifted over the past week. We break down what happened and when.

Will millennials be the largest voting bloc in 2018, as Rock the Vote predicts?

There are many factors that could influence millennial voter turnout in 2018 including how they feel about the candidates, voter mobilization efforts and state laws.

PolitiFact gains nonprofit status with move to the Poynter Institute

The Poynter Institute, a nonprofit school for journalists based in St. Petersburg, Fla., has acquired direct ownership of PolitiFact.

The Principles of the Truth-O-Meter: PolitiFact’s methodology for independent fact-checking

Since our launch in 2007, we’ve received many questions about how we choose facts to check, how we stay nonpartisan, how we go about fact-checking and other topics. This document attempts to answer those questions and many more.

In Context: John Kelly’s remarks on ‘lazy’ immigrants and DACA

Here is greater context on White House Chief of Staff John Kelly's remarks on "lazy" immigrants eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

The age of cherry-picking

These days, it isn’t just that Republicans are from Mars and Democrats are from Venus. Increasingly, politicians on either side are cherry-picking evidence to support their version of reality.

Fight erupts over GOP intel memo’s accuracy

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released a memorandum accusing the Justice Department and FBI of abusing their authority in the early stages of an investigation into collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

How quickly will the new tax law affect the economy?

The White House would love for the tax bill President Donald Trump signed into law in December to start affecting taxpayers and the economy at large as soon as possible. How soon might that happen?

Donald Trump’s misleading claims about immigration in State of the Union address

President Donald Trump in his State of the Union speech focused on hardships he said immigrants impose on Americans, casting them as a threat to national security and economic prosperity. But many of Trump’s Jan. 30 claims were false or misleading.

Who is Donald Trump’s State of the Union guest Ji Seong-ho, who defected from North Korea?

Trump highlighted the story of the defector from North Korea who has raised the profile of human rights abuses in his former country

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech

PolitiFact is fact-checking President Donald Trump's 2018 State of the Union speech.

PolitiFact previews Donald Trump's State of the Union address

President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address Jan. 30. Get ready with our review of his past claims on key topics, and join us as we fact-check him live, along with the Democratic response.