Articles from January, 2017

Trump’s immigration ban: 4 key questions answered

President Trump's temporary ban on people who come from seven Muslim-majority countries sparked confusion, protests and court orders. We look at the details of his executive order.

Here's what Donald Trump did his first week as president of the United States

Donald Trump was sworn as 45th president of the United States Jan. 20, 2017. Here's a recap of his presidential actions during his first week in office.

Fact-checking what Donald Trump got wrong in his ABC News interview

In his first major TV interview since he took the oath of office, President Donald Trump repeated a litany of false, misleading or downright illogical claims.

Kellyanne Conway's back and forth with Chuck Todd on 'alternative facts,' annotated

Kellyanne Conway, one of Trump's top advisers, tells NBC's Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that Press Secretary Sean Spicer used 'alternative facts' in his first statement to the press corps on Jan. 21. 

In context: The Winston Churchill and MLK busts

President Donald Trump has placed a bust of Winston Churchill back in the White House, a fixture during George W. Bush' years in office and absent during Barack Obama's administration. As news emerged of Winston's bust finding its way back to the president's office, confusion rose on the bust of another famous leader: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

How Fox, MSNBC and CNN are covering the Women's March

Womena and men marched in cities around the world for equal rights Saturday, the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's inaugural address

President Donald Trump delivered a 16-minute inaugural address that emphasized his populist campaign themes, promising to drain the Washington swamp and revitalize manufacturing and the middle class.

Inaugural crowd sizes ranked

Donald Trump predicted big crowds. But how did Friday's inaugural compare to version's past?

Donald Trump's inaugural address: annotated

Donald Trump's inaugural address: annotated

Live Twitter feed: The inauguration of Donald Trump

Follow the inauguration of Donald Trump through our live Twitter feed.

President Barack Obama's final Truth-O-Meter scorecard

Obama's final scorecard

Democratic senator: Fixes to immigration system might already be on the books

Gen. John Kelly addressed questions about visa waiver program during his Jan. 10, 2017, Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of Homeland Security.

Support PolitiFact: Join the Truth Squad

We launch a new project asking our readers to contribute to us directly through a membership program called the Truth Squad.

The Trump-O-Meter: Tracking 102 promises made by Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump promised coal jobs in West Virginia and manufacturing jobs in Michigan. He said he would fix the inner city of Baltimore and the airports in New York. He said he would cut taxes and grow the military. Create paid family leave and balance the budget.

Coming Tuesday: the Trump-O-Meter

For the past six months, PolitiFact has been cataloging promises Trump made to voters in speeches, appearances, interviews and debates. Tuesday we launch our Trump-O-Meter, which will track 102 of the most significant pledges emblematic of his unconventional campaign. The Trump-O-Meter will measure whether Trump is able to accomplish what he told voters and ultimately rate each promise Kept, Broken or Compromise. It’s the same process we used to track the campaign promises made by President Barack Obama.

Recap of Rex Tillerson's Senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state

An overview of Rex Tillerson's senate confirmation hearing for secretary of state.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's first press conference as president-elect

Donald Trump held his first press conference in 168 days at Trump Tower in New York City on Jan. 11, 2017.

The Jeff Sessions confirmation hearings, Day 1

The rundown on the first day of Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing

Congress blocked Obama's call for new gun laws after mass shootings

Lawmakers don't take action after spate of killings, so the president issues multiple executive actions on guns.

Hate crimes, civil rights become law enforcement focus during Obama years

New legislation and agency procedures addressed a spate of incidents.

What would the impact be if the Affordable Care Act is repealed?

Republican Congress and the incoming Trump administration opened 2017 by trying to decide how -- and how quickly -- to repeal President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act. What path lawmakers decide to take will determine how much of an impact the repeal will have on the American public. But members of Congress have no shortage of analyses and projections about what the impact of a repeal would be -- and how much slack a replacement plan would have to pick up following a repeal.

Barack Obama's top 25 campaign promises: How'd he do?

From trying end the wars in the Middle East and getting his daughters a puppy to reforming the health care system and tinkering with the tax code, Barack Obama made over 500 promises. Here are the ones that will define his presidency in years to come. 

The House GOP's ethics vote: What was all that about, anyway?

As Washington controversies go, the one over the Office of Congressional Ethics went by in the blink of an eye. So what was it really about?