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Republican from Arkansas

Tom Cotton, a Republican, was elected to the House of Representatives in 2012 from a district in Arkansas.

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Donald Trump’s ‘s---hole countries’ remark and its policy history

President Donald Trump has shocked people for using disparaging language during a meeting about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump asked.

Do low-skilled immigrants negatively impact wages of Americans?

White House policy adviser Stephen Miller at an Aug. 2 press briefing said that research has found a correlation between low-skilled immigration and declining wages for people in the United States. But the impact low-skilled immigrants have on wages has been widely debated for decades, here's an overview of conflicting conclusions.

Fact-checking recent claims about an Iran nuclear deal

We take a look at some of the claims surrounding the administration's negotiations with Iran, and the Republican backlash.

Previewing the Arkansas U.S. Senate debate

We look back at claims we've checked from both Tom Cotton and Mark Pryor.


• PunditFact: Fact-checking the Oct. 12 news shows

• PolitiFact Wisconsin: Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate

• PolitiFact Florida: Fact-checking the Florida governor's debate on Telemundo

The Arkansas U.S. Senate race: the fact-checks so far

With summer almost over, we kick off a series looking at our fact-checks in some of the key races. Today's installment: Arkansas.