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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.

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.

The death of Michael Brown, legal facts and Democratic messaging

Two Democratic presidential candidates recently observed the fifth anniversary of Michael Brown’s death by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Mo. -- a case that sparked the Black Lives Matter movement as well as days of unrest locally.

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.

Does the U.S. women’s soccer team bring in more revenue but get paid less than the men?

The United States Women’s National Soccer Team recently won the Women’s World Cup for the fourth time. But the team’s compensation remains the subject of considerable controversy.

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.

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. 

Elizabeth Warren: Does her wealth tax pay for her child care and higher education plans?

People with net worth over $50 million would face Warren's wealth tax. She counts on the revenues to pay for her child care and higher education plans. We asked education and tax economists what might throw off her predictions. They had a few ideas.

In context: Donald Trump's $1 million offer to Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., punched back at President Donald Trump on Oct. 15 when she released DNA test results showing that she has a Native American ancestor. Trump and Warren had sparred ever since Trump began calling her "Pocahontas" for saying on law school faculty forms that she had Native American ancestry, citing family lore from Oklahoma.

Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: What it can and can’t tell us

Since 2016, President Donald Trump has ridiculed Sen. Elizabeth Warren for having invented a family tree with Native American roots. He challenged her to take a DNA test. She did and it showed Native American ancestry. We asked four experts to review the results. They found them credible.

Did Elizabeth Warren break the rules? Plus 5 other questions about Rule 19

Before the silencing of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, few people outside the Senate had ever heard of Rule 19. -- the provision that Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used to stop Warren from speaking on the Senate floor. Did Elizabeth Warren break the rules? McConnell said she did. Some of this is a matter of interpretation, but if Warren did break the rules, her penalty is clearly an instance of selective enforcement. We’ll explain.

Fact-checking a Hillary Clinton speech in Milwaukee

Hillary Clinton made claims contrasting herself with the Republican presidential candidates and her rival for the Democratic nomination, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.   Fact-checking John Kasich's Milwaukee visit Fact-checking Bernie Sanders' Madison speech

A closer look at an old Bernie Sanders talking point

Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently revived one of his old talking points about middle-class income stagnation. Sanders doesn't make the claim anymore, but it was interesting enough for us to take a deeper look at whether it's accurate.