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Live fact-checking the Atlanta Democratic presidential debate

PolitiFact reporters and editors are live fact-checking Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate. Follow along with our coverage below.

What you need to know about Medicare for All

Medicare for All would replace private insurance with public insurance. Its backers promise better coverage at a much lower cost for the great majority of people, but there are many skeptics.

Live fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate

We're live fact-checking the Ohio Democratic presidential debate. Follow along with our Twitter feed below.

Live fact-checking the Houston Democratic presidential debate

PolitiFact is live fact-checking the Houston Democratic presidential debate. Follow along below.

By the numbers: Is college worth the cost?

With mounting student debt and rising tuition costs, is college still worth it? PolitiFact crunched the numbers for bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and interviewed education experts.

In context: Democrats’ TV ads from the month of August

As the third round of Democratic primary debates approaches, a handful of presidential hopefuls have taken their messages to the airwaves, running TV ads on cable networks and in bellwether states such as Iowa and New Hampshire. We give the TV ads Democrats aired in August some additional context.

Fact-checking night one of the 2020 Democratic debates in Detroit

CNN hosts challenged the first round of Democratic presidential candidates to answer questions about their plans for the U.S.  health care system and the crush of immigrants at the southern border with Mexico. We fact-checked their responses.   

Live fact-checking Day 1 of the Detroit Democratic presidential debate

We're live fact-checking Day 1 of the Detroit Democratic presidential debate. Follow our coverage.

Thinking small: Why Bernie Sanders and other 2020 candidates seek low-dollar campaign contributions

One reason: Small donors can give more often.

Harris, Swalwell, Williamson: A quick look at the Californians on tonight’s debate stage

Three Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Eric Swalwell, and self-help author Marianne Williamson — will make their case to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee at tonight's debate in Miami. PolitiFact California has this look at their biographies, top issues and recent fact checks on them. 

An honest question: Where does truthfulness rank as Democrats select a 2020 candidate?

How important is honesty and trustworthiness as Democrats select a 2020 candidate to support? And has this quality lost value in this ‘post-truth’ era? PolitiFact California asked polling experts and delegates at the California Democratic Party Convention to weigh in. 

How Obamacare, Medicare and ‘Medicare for All’ muddy the campaign trail

Talking points can lead to public misperceptions

Most viewed 2018 fact checks by PolitiFact Wisconsin

Also: As Paul Ryan prepares to leave office, a look at his record on the Truth-O-Meter.

Fact-checking claims in California’s U.S. Senate race

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her challenger in California’s U.S. Senate race Kevin de León made several claims that caught our attention during their only scheduled campaign forum this week in San Francisco.

Would 'Medicare for All' really double every American's tax bill?

Also: Attend our free event with PolitiFact national editor Angie Holan. 

High 5: Most-clicked fact checks include guns and patriotism, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

How much more wealth three people have compared to 160 million Americans also in the mix.

High Five: Most-clicked include Florida school shooting, Hillary Clinton's 'backwards' statement

Bernie Sanders attack on Paul Ryan also got many page views.

18 school shootings already in '18? Not so fast

Misleading figure spreads in wake of Florida school shooting. 

Provocative Trump ad gives wrong impression on immigrants

President Trump’s re-election campaign released a provocative video featuring an undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Northern California sheriff’s deputies. The spot accurately captures the outbursts of the accused killer, but also fuels the stereotype that undocumented immigrants are largely violent.

Fact-checking Hillary Clinton as she returns to California

Former Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is set to speak Monday in Davis, California at the Mondavi Center. The event is part of Clinton's book tour. She'll discuss What Happened, her memoir about the 2016 presidential election. Hear something you think we should fact-check? Email PolitiFact California at [email protected], or contact us on Twitter or Facebook.