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The James Comey book: 'A Higher Loyalty'

James Comey wants to explain himself. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership is Comey’s story of what he did and why

Is North Korea ready to scrap its nuclear weapons?

Multiple reports say North Korea is willing to put denuclearization on the table. But is that more than a shift in tone?

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about former FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump lambasted former FBI Director James Comey as a leaker, liar and slimeball, in a series of tweets that were sometimes at odds with the truth.

Can Donald Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dumped gasoline on a raging debate about presidential authority when she said President Donald Trump "certainly believes he has the power to" fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Fact-checking Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's congressional testimony

We asked a variety of tech watchers to assess Zuckerberg's accuracy. They noted some important omissions.

Fact-check: Donald Trump’s defense of Scott Pruitt’s rent, security, EPA record

Donald Trump defended EPA chief Scott Pruitt. He got three key facts wrong.

A closer look at attorney-client privilege after raid of Donald Trump’s lawyer

President Donald Trump lashed out after the FBI seized business records, emails and tax documents belonging to his personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Can President Donald Trump send the military to secure the border?

Lacking money for a border wall, President Donald Trump said he’s exploring using the military to stop illegal immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Oklahoma teacher pay dispute: Does cost of living make a difference?

There's a simple way to compare teacher pay from state to state based on cost of living differences. It's misleading, economists say.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about the border, DACA

President Donald Trump tweeted Happy Easter wishes on Sunday, and shortly after followed up with tweets bashing Mexico and Democrats for immigration problems in the United States. Here’s a closer look at Trump’s tweets, fact-checked and with context.

Celebrate International Fact-checking Day: Avoid falling for fake news

PolitiFact provides several tips how to spot fake news in social media

The facts behind Trump’s jabs at Amazon on taxes, USPS and lost retail jobs

President Donald Trump returned to one of his favorite punching bags March 29: Amazon. We decided it was time to revisit Trump’s takedown of the online giant for accuracy.

What you need to know about the Census’ citizenship question

The Trump administration’s plans to include a citizenship question on the 2020 Census got immediate pushback from Democratic lawmakers and immigrant rights advocates, who said the question instills fear in immigrant communities and will lead to an undercount of the national population. PolitiFact decided to explore the issue and reached out to demographers to answer key questions about the Census’ citizenship question.

Spending bill's gun research line: Does it nullify Dickey amendment?

A line that promotest gun violence research in the $1.3 trillion spending package has gotten a fair bit of press. It grants no new power or money to HHS and the CDC, leaving some to question it's impact.

Does Mike Pence call his wife ‘Mother’?

The old-fashioned quality of Vice President Mike Pence’s relationship with wife Karen has made their marriage something of an obsession.