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Bill Adair is the creator of PolitiFact and the Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University. He worked in Washington from 1997 to 2013 where he covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics and aviation safety. Adair is the author of "The Mystery of Flight 427: Inside a Crash Investigation," a behind-the-scenes account of how the National Transportation Safety Board solved one of the biggest mysteries in aviation. He is the winner of the Everett Dirksen Award for Distinguished Coverage of Congress, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award and the Manship Prize for New Media in Democratic Discourse. He served as PolitiFact Editor from 2007 to 2013. 

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Trump says North Carolina’s economy is the ‘best’ in state history

President Trump said the economy was the best in the North Carolina’s history during his July 2019 Greenville rally. He is not wrong, but many factors go into measuring the economy, not just total GDP.

McConnell falsely suggests GOP forecast the type of election fraud found in NC

In a speech on the Senate floor, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the election fraud case in North Carolina as a springboard to talk about how Republicans "for years" called for common sense safeguards against "voter fraud."

Did election officials 'leak' results of the Mark Harris, Dan McCready race?

NC election fraud witness 'confirms early vote totals shared with Mark Harris'

Do NC, Texas face more election lawsuits than all other states combined?

"North Carolina and Texas have more (redistricting) litigation than the other 48 states, combined," NC Rep. David Lewis recently said.

A fact-checking milestone: Factcheck.org turns 15

FactCheck.org turns 15 years old this week, so it’s a good moment to salute Brooks and his co-founder Kathleen Hall Jamieson for the important role they’ve played as pioneers in our movement.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Dan McCready and Mark Harris

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready

Fact-checking the congressional race between Kathy Manning and Rep. Ted Budd

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 13th Congressional District between incumbent Republican Ted Budd and Democrat Kathy Manning.

Fact-checking the congressional race between Linda Coleman and Rep. George Holding

Our guide to the facts in North Carolina's 2nd Congressional District between incumbent Republican George Holding and Democrat Linda Coleman.  

Checking on North Carolina's bathroom law affecting its economy

Stopping in Texas, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Dan Forest aired claims about North Carolina's experience with its bathroom law adopted in 2016. To the fact checks...

Guests at President Donald Trump’s first speech to Congress

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump brought some special guests to highlight his plans to help victims of crime and crack down on illegal immigration.