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Jon Greenberg

PolitiFact Staff Writer

Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PolitiFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election and was one of the fact-checkers who launched PunditFact in 2013. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.

Email: jgreenberg@politifact.com

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Recent stories from Jon Greenberg

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview

Fox News' Bill O'Reilly pressed President Donald Trump why he respects Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he's "a killer." Trump responded: "We have a lot of killers. Got a lot of killers. What, you think our country is so innocent?"

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.

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.

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.

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 top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2016

We've posted more than 1,100 fact-checks related to the 2016 presidential race. Here are the most popular.

Disease-carrying mosquitoes are adapting. How researchers are racing, and stumbling, to keep up

The fight against malaria is largely a war on bugs. PolitiFact went inside an African research center, where scientists are testing new methods to stop a quickly changing foe.