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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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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.

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.

Migrants at the southwest border: The Northern Triangle nations

Immigrants from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras lie at the center of family separation controvsey. We offer a few facts about the countries they left behind.

Does America face a refugee or an immigration problem?

The outcry over separating families at the border cast the country's border dilemma in a new light. Have humanitarian concerns redefined the problem? We look at the numbers behind the debate.