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Jon Greenberg is a staff writer with PolitiFact. He was part of the PolitiFact team during the 2012 presidential election and was one of the fact-checkers who launched PunditFact in 2013. Prior to that, he was executive editor at New Hampshire Public Radio and a Washington reporter for National Public Radio. He has twice won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for investigative reporting.

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Medicare in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report

Republicans used to talk a lot about reining in Medicare spending. Now, not so much. We look at the shift and help you sort out the wrinkles on Washington's very, very big health insurance program for the elderly and the disabled.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally for Mike Braun in Evansville, Indiana

President Donald Trump presented a familiar array of falsehoods in his rally in Evansville, Ind., for Mike Braun, a Republican state senator and businessman running for U.S. Senate.

McCain, Trump and the White House flag: From half-staff, to full-staff, to half-staff

Not even the American flag was exempt from the tense relations between Donald Trump and recently deceased Sen. John McCain.

Donald Trump and hush money: Is it legal? Is it any worse than jaywalking?

Legal questions swirl around Donald Trump and payments to two women to keep them silent before the 2016 election. Some experts say they weren't campaign related. Some say they were, but were legal. Others say what really matters was the cover-up.

Fact-checking Fox News analyst’s pro-Trump book ‘The Russia Hoax’

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett’s The Russia Hoax reads like a book-length friend-of-the-court brief, painting a sympathetic portrait of the Trump presidency and defending the Trump team’s election-era actions, which are now under a microscope.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's talking points about the economy

President Donald Trump campaigned hard on a promise to kick the economy into high gear and with the latest economic numbers, he had something to crow about. The economy grew at an annualized rate of 4.1 percent between April and June. Trump said the country was seeing proof of the power of his tax- and regulation-cutting agenda. Let’s take a look at some of his assertions and see whether they hold up.

Shadow banning: Did Twitter try to boost Dems and hurt GOP?

Donald Trump accused Twitter of illegal discrimination against Republicans after the RNC chair's account failed to show up in a search. To some, it was proof of political bias. Technologists have a different explanation.

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin and the case of the missing question

Putin answered a very interesting question during the news conference in Helsinki, but the White House transcript doesn't have it. And even after much reporting, it's still missing.

Trump and Russia: Shifting answers on key questions

It was a week when the president said he said would when he meant wouldn't. When first he gave equal weight to Putin's denials and the findings of his intelligence chiefs, and then said he agreed with them completely.

A walk in the woulds: Donald Trump reverses Helsinki comments on Russian election interference

Back on U.S. soil, President Donald Trump reversed his head-turning Helsinki remarks about Russian meddling.