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Lauren Carroll

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Lauren Carroll is a PolitiFact staff writer based in Washington. Before PolitiFact, she held internships with the Tampa Bay Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and the News and Observer in Raleigh, N.C. She is a 2014 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in political science.

Email: lcarroll@politifact.com

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Fact-checking Trump’s AP interview about his first 100 days

President Donald Trump played up his accomplishments in his first 100 days, while simultaneously downplaying the significance of the milepost, in an April 21 interview with the Associated Press. We fact-checked his claims about his accomplishments so far.

Who plays more golf: Donald Trump or Barack Obama?

For years, President Donald Trump criticized his predecessor Barack Obama for playing golf while on the job. But since taking office, Trump has been a regular visitor at his own golf clubs in Florida and Virginia.

‘Mother of all bombs’ dropped on ISIS target: What we know so far

The United States dropped "the mother of all bombs" on an Islamic State target in Afghanistan on April 13. Here’s what we know so far.

Trump's Syria airstrikes: constitutional or not?

Whether it was constitutional for President Donald Trump to carry out airstrikes in Syria without congressional approval is not an easy question to answer.

In Context: Did Susan Rice lie about unmasking Trump associates?

Critics of former National Security Adviser Susan Rice say she’s caught in a lie about misusing intelligence for political purposes.

Fact-checking Trump's CEO town hall

The president got his facts straight on illegal border crossings and long-term factory closures. On the failure of the stimulus law and who's out of work, not so much.

Four things to know about Russia's 2016 misinformation campaign

All six witnesses before the Senate agreed that Russia was behind a misinformation and propaganda campaign intended to disrupt the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Is the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act dead?

The White House is delivering mixed messages on whether it will keep trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while other Republicans say they are committed to that plan.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweets about Hillary Clinton and Russia

In two evening tweets, President Donald Trump said the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation has the wrong target. We fact-checked his tweets.

Fact-checking Trump as GOP health bill stalls

President Donald Trump took reporters' questions after Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed. We dig into some of the claims he made.