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Articles from March, 2017
The White House is delivering mixed messages on whether it will keep trying to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while other Republicans say they are committed to that plan.
The Republican failure to repeal and replace Obamacare sets the stage for a task that's at least just as hard -- passing tax reform.
In two evening tweets, President Donald Trump said the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation has the wrong target. We fact-checked his tweets.
President Donald Trump’s promises to renegotiate trade deals and restrict immigration in order to put American workers first has become a point of concern for some along the northern border: Canadian nurses and Detroit hospitals.
President Donald Trump took reporters' questions after Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed. We dig into some of the claims he made.
The U.S. House of Representatives fails to pass a health care bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Confronted by his most flagrant falsehoods, President Donald Trump finally faced the question of why he make so many unsubstantiated claims.
For anyone who wants to know what's in the American Health Care Act, but doesn't have a lot of time, we've got you covered.
President Donald Trump has stuck to a false claim that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him. Here’s a timeline of Trump’s statement, the White House’s evolving responses and the evidence against it.
During an annual meeting between American and Irish leaders, Trump recited an Irish proverb: "Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you." But it might not actually be Irish.
PolitiFact’s Trump-O-Meter is tracking 103 campaign promises Trump made in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election, including a slew regarding health care. Beyond a broad promise to repeal and replace President Barack Obama’s signature health care law, Trump has much work to do.
President Donald Trump held a campaign-style rally in Nashville March 15 to commemorate former President Andrew Jackson's 250th birthday. We fact-checked his speech.
Republicans supporting the House GOP’s effort to repeal and replace Obamacare are pushing back on criticism that the plan would strip health insurance away from an estimated 6 million to 15 million Americans, as Congress awaits additional insight from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
The debate over unauthorized immigrants in the United States often focuses on Mexican nationals. How many are there from north of the border?
Walking a fine line between the free market and a safety net, Republicans recently released their legislative plan to replace Obamacare -- more formally known as the Affordable Care Act -- without throwing millions of people off their health insurance coverage.
In a series of early morning tweets March 4, Trump claimed that Obama ordered telephone surveillance on him during the election. Is there any reason to believe Trump? So far, we can’t find any.
After the judicially challenged rollout of President Donald Trump’s initial executive order on refugees and immigration from Muslim-majority countries, the White House has now put forth a revised version. But how different is the new one from the old one?
There’s a new administration in Washington, but there’s been no let-up in emails from readers criticizing (or, occasionally, praising) our coverage. Here’s a rundown of some of the comments we’ve received from readers over the past few weeks.
An overview of deportations in the early days of President Donald Trump's administration.
The scrutiny over Attorney General Jeff Sessions and whether he met with Russian officials has put a spotlight on a little-noticed corner of statecraft -- lawmakers’ meetings with foreign diplomats.
Some Democrats are claiming Attorney General Jeff Sessions may have perjured himself in his confirmation hearing by claiming he had no contact with Russian government intermediaries. We examine Sessions' words, in context.
During his first speech to Congress, President Donald Trump cast the U.S. military raid of an al-Qaida affiliate complex in Yemen as a success, despite Navy SEAL William "Ryan" Owens' death. But the event and its aftermath have been much more controversial than Trump’s description let on.
At most, the list of economic shortcomings that Trump offered in the House chamber provides a partial portrait of the economy — a portrait carefully crafted, in the reverse of the old song lyrics, to accentuate the negative and eliminate the positive.