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Fact-checking Donald Trump's interview on 60 Minutes

In an Oct. 14, 2018, interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, President Donald Trump addressed a wide range of topics. Here’s a rundown of some of the assertions Trump made during the interview with Lesley Stahl.

Health care in five charts: A midterm guide

Health care, particularly protections for pre-existing conditions, has become a key piece of the Democratic strategy to retake Congress. As the ads come fast and furious, here are five charts about health care to help to sort fact from hype.

Donald Trump's USA Today op-ed, annotated

President Donald Trump penned an op-ed in the USA Today attacking Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. With the help of experts, we annotated his claims.

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.

Donald Trump on the campaign trail: His three reasons to fear Democrats, fact-checked

Donald Trump rallies his base in four states, saying Democrats are the party of crime and aim to gut Medicare to fuel their socialist agenda. We dissect his super-charged language.

Immigration in 5 charts: a 2018 midterm report

Immigration is one of the biggest issues of the midterm elections in the wake of President Donald Trump’s actions restricting immigration over the past two years. The political rhetoric on immigration often ignores facts and important nuances about this complex issue. Amid the campaign ads and rallies, here’s an overview of key topics.

In Context: Brett Kavanaugh and 'what goes around comes around'

In his historic testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defiantly accused Democrats and the Clintons of orchestrating a political "hit" to keep Kavanaugh off the country’s highest court. The statement was controversial enough. But some heard Kavanaugh go even further, saying that if confirmed to bench, "what goes around comes around."

Donald Trump's new NAFTA: A fact-checker's guide to the trade deal

President Donald Trump hailed the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as an even-handed substitute for the North American Free Trade Agreement he has long criticized.

The facts on guns in 6 charts: A 2018 midterm report

In our politically polarized era, few issues are as polarized as gun policy. As part of our effort to analyze key issues in the 2018 midterm elections through a handful of graphics, here are some of the factors shaping the gun policy debate today.

A week to investigate: What a Kavanaugh probe might look like

The Senate Judiciary Committee requested a supplemental check for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh a day after hearing hours of dueling testimony from him and Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges the would-be justice sexually assaulted her in their youth.  

Your Kavanaugh-Ford hearing questions answered

In the course of four hours, Ford talked about an assault in a bedroom some 36 years ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s an account that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh later vehemently denied. ​

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s press conference on eve of Kavanaugh, Ford hearings

Trump defended his Supreme Court nominee as a good man of the highest caliber hours after a third woman accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Ahead of Kavanaugh hearing, some hear echoes of Anita Hill testimony

As senators weigh the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct, many Americans are thinking back to a previous example of accusations against a Supreme Court nominee.

Fact-checking internet rumors about Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford

As Christine Blasey Ford prepares to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Ford's authenticity is under attack across social media. Here’s a rundown of the most prominent claims about Ford on the internet, fact-checked.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s United Nations speech

President Donald Trump delivered a wide-ranging speech before world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, touching on North Korea, the U.S. economy and Iran.