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Fact-checking Donald Trump's op-ed against Medicare for All in USA Today

President Donald Trump brought his battle with Democrats onto politically sacred ground, accusing them of forcing the death of Medicare. Trump moved from 280-character tweets to a 4,900 character op-ed in USA Today to paint a doomsday picture if Medicare for All became the law of the land. With the help of experts, we fact-checked some of his claims.

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Also: A look at the cost of Medicare for All.

Fact checking Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir in first Senate debate

Reviewing references to Tomah VA, pre-existing conditions, separating families at the border, Brett Kavanaugh and more. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Wheeling, W.Va.

For the second time in two months, President Donald Trump traveled to friendly territory in West Virginia to hold one of his signature campaign rallies. At the rally, in Wheeling, W.Va., Trump boosted the candidacy of Patrick Morrisey, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat. Trump repeated many of his favorite applause lines from previous rallies, including praise for the state of the economy and shots at Democrats over immigration policy, gun control, and his tax law. Here are some of the lines from his speech, fact-checked.

Kept, Broken and Compromise: Rating 3 Scott Walker promises

Also: Rating Walker promises on toll roads, sales tax. 

Trade and tariffs in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report

As tariffs and counter-tariffs hitting the agriculture and manufacturing industries mount ahead of the midterm elections, we decided to revisit some trade basics using five charts.

Does ICE Have Unlimited Authority To Make Courthouse Arrests?

How much legal authority does ICE have to make arrests at local courthouses? PolitiFact California explored that topic with  experts on immigration law following the recent ICE arrest of an undocumented man inside a local Sacramento courtroom.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally for Mike Braun in Evansville, Indiana

President Donald Trump presented a familiar array of falsehoods in his rally in Evansville, Ind., for Mike Braun, a Republican state senator and businessman running for U.S. Senate.

Previewing Arizona’s U.S. Senate primary

As Arizonans get ready to head to the polls for the Aug. 28 primary, here’s a recap of how the Republican primary race played out.

Updated: Fact checking Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir, the U.S. Senate candidates

Also: Updated: Fact checking Scott Walker and Tony Evers, the candidates for governor.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Charleston, W.Va.

Just hours after courtroom setbacks for two once-close allies, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump held a rally in Charleston, W.Va., a state he won by 42 points in the 2016 election.

In Context: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comparing national anthem to songs of slavery

Also: Fact checking Tony Evers and Leah Vukmir, the big winners in Wisconsin's primary elections.

Closer look at the big primary winners: Tony Evers and Leah Vukmir

The Democratic nominee for governor and the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate on the Truth-O-Meter.

Trump directed the Pentagon to create a Space Force. What would it look like?

The idea of a galactic military branch certainly has been a topic of much speculation, so we took a closer look. Experts told us the space force is probably not as exciting or likely to exist as the Trump team makes it sound.

QAnon and Donald Trump rallies: What's that about?

Here’s a closer look at the QAnon phenomenon making its way from online forums to Trump rallies.

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.

Separating fact from fiction on California’s Sanctuary State law

Does California really have a "policy of releasing dangerous criminal illegal aliens back into our communities," as Rep. Tom McClintock claimed? PolitiFact California examined this statement by the Republican congressman.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Tampa with Ron DeSantis

President Donald Trump flew to Tampa, Fla., to make his endorsement of GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis for Florida governor official. Trump's rally revisited the biggest of his highlights of his first year and a half in office, and was punctuated by exaggerations and falsehoods.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy

President Donald Trump campaigned hard on a promise to kick the economy into high gear and with the latest economic numbers, he had something to crow about. The economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent between April and June. Trump said the country was seeing proof of the power of his tax- and regulation-cutting agenda. Let’s take a look at some of his assertions and see whether they hold up.

6 questions about the timing of the Mueller investigation

Americans of all political stripes are waiting to see what happens with the special counsel investigation headed by Robert Mueller. How might the midterm elections -- and the desire not to put a thumb on the political scales -- affect the timing of Mueller’s public moves?