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Editing tricks in viral Biden ad intensify world leaders’ seeming distaste for Trump

We found that Biden's ad was edited, with clips sometimes shown out of order or out of context, in ways that intensify the campaign’s message and iron out nuances. But a look at the more complete source material doesn’t create a substantially different impression.

How the impeachment articles against Trump are similar to, and different from, Clinton and Nixon

House Democrats have settled on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump -- the first alleging abuse of power and the second alleging obstruction of Congress. In several ways, the new articles carry historical echoes. But in other ways, they don’t. Here’s our analysis.

Did Trump’s freeze on Ukraine aid violate the Impoundment Control Act?

The Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report makes the case that President Donald Trump violated an obscure Nixon-era law by freezing aid to Ukraine.

Should Trump be impeached? What law professors said at the House hearing

The House’s impeachment inquiry moved to a new phase on Dec. 4, as the House Judiciary Committee invited four legal scholars -- three called by Democrats, one by Republicans -- to testify about the history and law of impeachment.

Fact-checking House Republicans’ impeachment report defending Trump on Ukraine

House Republicans released a 123-page impeachment report defending President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine. Several key points needed a fact-check.

Read the House Intelligence Committee's full impeachment report

The House Intelligence Committee released an impeachment report that accuses President Donald Trump of abuse of power in his foreign policy exchanges with Ukraine. 

What we know about the Politico story at the heart of a Ukraine conspiracy theory

PolitiFact has previously reported on the similarities and differences between Ukrainian and Russian election meddling. But we decided to take a closer look at the Politico story to outline what it does — and doesn’t — show about Ukraine’s involvement in 2016.

Trump mischaracterizes Ukrainian president’s comments from new interview

After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky answered questions about the House impeachment inquiry in an interview, President Donald Trump said Zelensky announced that Trump did nothing wrong. We looked at Zelensky's remarks in context. 

Impeachment process a hot topic nationally as well as for readers of PolitiFact Wisconsin

PolitiFact Wisconsin's 'High Five' for November feature fact-checks on presidential inquiries, African American males in the penal system, impeachment rights of Trump, Clinton and Nixon and more. 

6 key takeaways from the public impeachment hearings against Donald Trump

Over five days, the House Intelligence Committee heard from multiple witnesses who worked in the Trump administration. Here are some of the main points we learned related to the impeachment inquiry.

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Fiona Hill and conspiracy theories about Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Fiona Hill used her testimony in the House impeachment hearings to heap contempt on conspiracy theories and those who spread them, specifically those swirling around Ukraine.

Fact-checking the Gordon Sondland impeachment hearing about Trump, Ukraine

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified that he was following orders of President Donald Trump to pursue a quid pro quo with Ukraine involving an investigation of a company that hired the son of Vice President Joe Biden, and many officials knew about it.

Fact-check: Donald Trump's claim he doesn’t know Gordon Sondland very well

While Gordon Sondland testified about President Donald Trump and Ukraine, Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he does not know the U.S. ambassador to the European Union very well. Here's what we know about their relationship.

Who is Gordon Sondland? What to watch for in his impeachment inquiry testimony

An ongoing argument by President Donald Trump and Republicans who reject the impeachment inquiry is that administration officials who have testified don’t know the president or haven’t personally talked to him. That will change when Gordon Sondland testifies publicly Nov. 20 before the House Intelligence Committee. Sondland is the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and has been in direct meetings and conversations with Trump and with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Who is John Solomon? Here’s what we know about the journalist whose stories shaped the Ukraine saga

Journalist John Solomon has become a regular on Fox News and a go-to source of information for President Donald Trump. A series of springtime articles he published about Ukraine helped kickstart the events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

Fact-checking the Trump impeachment hearings: Vindman, Volker, Morrison and Williams

Americans, for the first time, heard sworn public testimony Nov. 19 from two officials who listened in on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.

‘The California price’: Why it costs so much to build a home in the Golden State

Why does it cost so much to build a home in California? It’s more than just the land, labor and materials. PolitiFact California found the lengthy development process itself, complete with delays, strict environmental reviews and expensive impact fees, can add tens of thousands of dollars to the cost of new homes and apartments in the state.

Who is Alexander Vindman? What to watch for in Tuesday impeachment testimony

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman managed Ukraine policy for the White House National Security Council. What he saw doesn't line up with the Republican version of events.

PolitiFact’s guide to understanding tariffs and international trade

Breaking with decades of United States policy favoring free trade, President Donald Trump has pursued an agenda favoring tariffs as weapons in a widening trade war. How did we get here? Let’s take a closer look.