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John Kruzel is a staff writer at PolitiFact. He previously covered politics at ABC News, where he received an Emmy nomination for his work on 2016 presidential debates. He has written about politics, law and national security, and contributed to numerous outlets, including Slate and The New Yorker. He is a former attorney.

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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.

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 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.

What Rod Rosenstein's role means to the Mueller probe

Reports that Rod Rosenstein would step down or be fired as deputy attorney general fueled several hours of intense speculation on cable TV about what his departure could mean for the special counsel investigation under his supervision.

How many people have lost health insurance under Donald Trump?

Democratic pundits and groups have cited a staggering statistic on the state of health care under the Trump administration to attack Republicans on a key issue to voters.  

Donald Trump’s shifting explanations for the Stormy Daniels payment (updated)

President Donald Trump and his team have repeatedly denied that Trump had a relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and have left unclear Trump’s role in furnishing hush money to silence the porn star about their alleged 2006 affair.

What Michael Cohen's guilty plea means for Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of criminal charges, including a campaign finance law violation that implicated the president.