Bill McCarthy is a student at Duke University and a PolitiFact staff writer. 

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Recent stories from Bill McCarthy

What North Carolina politicians are saying about Hurricane Florence

In both the aftermath and leading up to the storm, North Carolina politicans were quick to comment on Hurricane Florence on social media. A few attacked their opponents for not preparing the state, and others highlighted how prepared the state actually was. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met one-on-one in Helsinki just days after the special counsel indicted 12 Russian intelligence officials for meddling in the 2016 election. In a joint press conference, each leader made puzzling, inaccurate claims.

Fact-checking President Trump’s NATO summit news conference in Brussels

President Donald Trump fielded questions about the United States’ strained relationship with NATO and other topics at the conclusion of the NATO summit in Brussels.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in North Dakota

President Donald Trump headed back to the campaign trail on June 27, to promote the candidacy of Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican challenger to North Dakota Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp. In his rally in Fargo, N.D., Trump made a number of statements that were inaccurate or misleading. 

Have U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters and President Donald Trump made statements that encourage violence?

We examine the language by both political figures that their critics have said was incendiary

Photo showing Melania Trump wearing jacket saying 'I really don't care' is real

Viral photographs show first lady Melania Trump wearing a green khaki jacket that reads, in graffiti-style capital letters, "I really don’t care. Do u?"

Fact-checking Donald Trump's interviews with Fox and Friends, reporters on the White House lawn

In the span on one hour, Donald Trump had two wide-ranging interviews with reporters. He made some strong claims the FBI, North Korea, children being taken from their parents at the border, and more. We looked into the highlights.

From Pyongyang to Singapore, a quick history of Dennis Rodman and North Korea

While President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un prepared for a first-of-its-kind summit to discuss nuclear weapons, one man with connections to both leaders issued a tearful, televised plea for a positive outcome.