Articles from June, 2017

Fact-checking Trump's tweets this week on health care, Russia and 'Morning Joe'

The facts and important context behind some of Trump’s most provocative 140-character thoughts this week.

White House plugs anti-CNN video from undercover group

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said people should watch YouTube offering from Project Veritas, which has targeted CNN before.

Fact-checking the Senate GOP health care bill

The Senate's push for a quick vote on a health care bill drew a flurry of claims and fact-checks. We highlight the key ones.

PolitiFact Live! for June 29

PolitiFact editors discuss the week in fact-checking political news.

Trump says 'time has come' for law restricting federal assistance to immigrants. It already exists

President Donald Trump recently told supporters that he wants to put in place new rules barring immigrants from receiving government benefits for at least five years. But there's already a law addressing this, passed more than 20 years ago.

What's in the Senate health care bill? Here are five key provisions

Shortly before Senate Republicans released their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, we asked several health policy analysts for the aspects of the bill that they would be paying close attention to. They came up with five key issues to watch.

A timeline of Donald Trump’s talk about nonexistent James Comey tapes

President Donald Trump’s intimidating tweet hinting he might have recorded conversations with former FBI Director James Comey has come up empty. We rewound the tape to show the timeline of what happened after Trump made one of his most provocative tweets.

Fact-checking 9 things Trump overstated, got wrong in his Cedar Rapids speech

His June 21, 2017, rally speech in Cedar Rapids ranged from health care to jobs to immigration to the Paris climate agreement.

The Senate health care bill: What’s in it and what to watch for in the CBO report

The long awaited Senate bill retains some core elements of Obamacare, but changes and revises key pieces to reduce payments to help the less well-off while cutting taxes on the more affluent.

Senate health care bill's two-front war: Policy and process

Now that a Senate health care bill has been unveiled, senators will be jousting over its provisions to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.

Read the Senate GOP health care bill 'discussion draft'

It was released June 22, 2017.

Five things to watch in the Senate health care bill

Senate Republicans are soon scheduled to unveil the bill they will use to seek to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill -- drafted in secret, away from even most Senate Republicans -- has prompted intense speculation about what might be included.

7 questions about the Senate health care bill and transparency

As Senate Republicans move closer to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, Democrats have ramped up their attacks against the secrecy Republicans have used to write the bill -- and have particularly targeted the hypocrisy of Republican lawmakers who criticized Democrats in previous years for crafting legislation in secret.

Fact-checking Trump’s tweets about Russia, Hillary Clinton and the ‘witch hunt’

In between tweets about typical presidential fare — jobs, the Army, the state of Wisconsin — President Donald Trump has been ranting in 140-character spurts about the Russia investigation and his former opponent Hillary Clinton.

‘Top 10’ graphic misleads about James Comey’s testimony

A graphic circulating on right-wing websites and social media titled the "Top 10 things we learned today" claims to tell you everything you need to know about James Comey’s June 8 Senate appearance. We sort our the facts.

PolitiFact Live for June 15: Fact-checking Trump's Cabinet boast

PolitiFact editors discuss the biggest falsehoods in the week's news.

The power of fact-checking in today's world

In a world with lots of misinformation, readers, viewers, and voters are looking for places that can quickly sort facts from falsehoods.

Donald Trump: Comey's leak of memo 'totally illegal?'

President Donald Trump wondered aloud if former FBI director James Comey's decision to share his memos of their interactions with a friend to generate press coverage was "totally illegal." 

Fact-checking President Trump’s attorney after Comey's testimony

After Comey’s under oath testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz, disputed several of Comey’s statements. But there was a lot of spin in Kasowitz’s comments.

Six big moments from the June 8 James Comey hearing

In highly anticipated testimony, former FBI Director James Comey revealed he made written records of private meetings with President Donald Trump in part due to concerns the president "might lie" about their discussions.

Three times James Comey’s testimony contradicted Donald Trump

Ousted FBI Director James Comey was so concerned President Donald Trump "might lie" about their conversations that he wrote memos describing their meetings in detail. Several comments in Comey’s testimony contradicted statements by Trump and his White House staff.

In GA-6 race, fact-checking attacks about campaign cash

In the hotly contested Georgia congressional race, Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel accuse each other of relying on outside money. They're both right, but the nature of that money could not be more different.

PolitiFact Live for June 8: Comey testimony, Paris agreement falsehood

PolitiFact editors discuss the biggest falsehoods in the week's news.

James Comey testifies before Senate about Trump, Russia

We're covering former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee about his relationship with President Donald Trump.

The 3 things Comey’s advance testimony corroborates from press reports, Trump

Fired FBI Director James Comey corroborated several anonymous accounts published in media reports, as well as a claim by President Donald Trump, in congressional testimony he is expected to deliver at a June 8 hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

6 questions about James Comey’s upcoming Senate hearing, answered

A high-profile hearing could bring long-awaited answers about President Donald Trump's interactions with ousted FBI director James Comey. Here’s what you need to know before the hearing starts.

Read James Comey's opening remarks for the June 8 Senate hearing

The Senate Intelligence Committee released former FBI Director James Comey's opening remarks in advance of his June 8 appearance on Capitol Hill.

In Context: James Comey’s past comments on interference in FBI investigations

We wanted to clear up this viral claim before Comey returns to Capitol Hill June 8 to answer Senate Intelligence Committee questions about Trump’s potential interference in an FBI investigation.

Does Donald Trump believe in man-made climate change?

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement last week, reporters have pressed the administration about whether Trump believes in man-made climate change.

Trump says it’s a travel ban, despite what his own team says

Despite what his spokesman, administration officials, lawyers, courts and others call it, President Donald Trump has made it clear that his controversial immigration executive order is definitely a "TRAVEL BAN!"

Fact-checking Donald Trump's statement withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement

President Donald Trump announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris accord on climate change. All but two countries signed the agreement. But Trump said the deal puts the United States at a disadvantage.

PolitiFact Live for June 1

PolitiFact editors discuss the week in fact-checking political news.