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Live fact-checking the Houston Democratic presidential debate

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

What job could be next for the Democratic presidential candidates?

Running for president isn’t easy. And it’s especially tricky if you have to decide in the middle of the campaign whether it’s better to stay in or quit the race to run for another office.

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.   

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. 

Fact-checking the Democratic debate in Miami, night 1

The Democrats who want to challenge Donald Trump for the presidency took the stage for the first debate of the presidential primary of the 2020 election cycle.

Who is Beto O'Rourke? A bio of the Democratic presidential candidate

Beto O’Rourke seeks the presidency after gaining national attention during his unsuccessful bid for the U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Ted Cruz. O’Rourke released a $5 trillion plan to address climate change — which he said is the greatest threat to Americans.

Donald Trump vs. Beto O’Rourke on immigration messaging

President Donald Trump and former congressman Beto O’Rourke described the impact of immigrants and border walls in such starkly different terms that it sounded as if they were on different worlds. Yet they were rallying their supporters less than a mile away from each other. Here’s a rundown of what they said, in context.

What Ted Cruz, Beto O'Rourke got right and wrong in Senate debate

How did they do?

Why Rafael Cruz goes by Ted and Robert O’Rourke by Beto

Why Rafael Cruz goes by Ted and Robert O’Rourke by Beto...

UPDATED: Ted Cruz ad hearkens to Beto O'Rourke's 2009 call for debate on legalizing narcotics

A new Ted Cruz ad says Beto O’Rourke called for considering legalization of all narcotics.

UPDATED: How Beto O'Rourke is a yes and no on impeaching Donald Trump now

Yes and no.

A fact-check guide to Texas' Tuesday primaries

Here's what PolitiFact Texas learned while researching fact-checks in the weeks preceding the March 2018 Texas party primaries.

Beto O'Rourke tweets at Sarah Huckabee Sanders about El Paso's safety ranking

President Donald Trump's press secretary says expanded border fencing explains El Paso's relative safety. A local congressman disagrees.

Top 10 PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017

Catch up on the top 10 most-clicked PolitiFact Texas fact-checks of 2017.

Beto O’Rourke, Rick Perry and bombs NOT going off in El Paso (maybe NOT safest U.S. city)

In a tweet critical of Perry, O’Rourke charged the governor with falsely saying car bombs are going off in El Paso, which O'Rourke called the safest U.S. city. O’Rourke was time traveling.