Bill McCarthy is a staff writer for PunditFact and PolitiFact. Previously, he worked as a reporter for PolitiFact North Carolina at the News & Observer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and before that as an intern with PolitiFact's national team in Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of Duke University, where he majored in public policy and earned a certificate in policy journalism.

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Editing tricks in viral Biden ad intensify world leaders’ seeming distaste for Trump

We found that Biden's ad was edited, with clips sometimes shown out of order or out of context, in ways that intensify the campaign’s message and iron out nuances. But a look at the more complete source material doesn’t create a substantially different impression.

Did Trump’s freeze on Ukraine aid violate the Impoundment Control Act?

The Democrat-led House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report makes the case that President Donald Trump violated an obscure Nixon-era law by freezing aid to Ukraine.

Fact-checking House Republicans’ impeachment report defending Trump on Ukraine

House Republicans released a 123-page impeachment report defending President Donald Trump’s actions on Ukraine. Several key points needed a fact-check.

Trump mischaracterizes Ukrainian president’s comments from new interview

After Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky answered questions about the House impeachment inquiry in an interview, President Donald Trump said Zelensky announced that Trump did nothing wrong. We looked at Zelensky's remarks in context. 

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump repeated several falsehoods about Ukraine, Russia and the impeachment inquiry during an interview on Fox & Friends.

Looking back: Tulsi Gabbard’s Fox News presence in the Obama years

Sen. Kamala Harris ripped Rep. Tulsi Gabbard during the Democratic debate in Atlanta, tearing into Gabbard for her comments on the Democratic Party and accusing her of bashing President Barack Obama on Fox News.

Fact-checking the Gordon Sondland impeachment hearing about Trump, Ukraine

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, testified that he was following orders of President Donald Trump to pursue a quid pro quo with Ukraine involving an investigation of a company that hired the son of Vice President Joe Biden, and many officials knew about it.

Fact-check: Donald Trump's claim he doesn’t know Gordon Sondland very well

While Gordon Sondland testified about President Donald Trump and Ukraine, Trump told reporters on the White House lawn that he does not know the U.S. ambassador to the European Union very well. Here's what we know about their relationship.

Who is John Solomon? Here’s what we know about the journalist whose stories shaped the Ukraine saga

Journalist John Solomon has become a regular on Fox News and a go-to source of information for President Donald Trump. A series of springtime articles he published about Ukraine helped kickstart the events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

What William Taylor, George Kent said when asked if Donald Trump’s phone call was impeachable

PolitiFact looked at how Ambassador William Taylor and State Department official George Kent responded in testimony to a question from Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, about impeachment.