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Katie Sanders is the managing editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism.

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Ask PolitiFact: Why do Saudi pilots train at US military sites such as Pensacola?

After a Saudi student killed sailors at a Naval base in Pensacola, the military’s long-standing programs to train foreign nationals drew scrutiny. We explain the history.

7 questions about the Trump and Ukraine impeachment hearings, answered

PolitiFact readers asked us several questions related to the impeachment inquiry and public House hearings.

Terrorism in the United States: key facts, patterns and trends

Terrorist attacks in the United States have not been confined to one part of the country or motivated by just one ideology.  Beyond the casualties, terrorist attacks also yield room for misinformation, confusion and polarized political rhetoric. Under what circumstances are violent attacks classified as "domestic terrorism"? And are more terrorist attacks happening now than ever? Here are some key questions and answers related to national security and terrorism in the United States.

Should Trump be impeached? What law professors said at the House hearing

The House’s impeachment inquiry moved to a new phase on Dec. 4, as the House Judiciary Committee invited four legal scholars -- three called by Democrats, one by Republicans -- to testify about the history and law of impeachment.

What we know about the Politico story at the heart of a Ukraine conspiracy theory

PolitiFact has previously reported on the similarities and differences between Ukrainian and Russian election meddling. But we decided to take a closer look at the Politico story to outline what it does — and doesn’t — show about Ukraine’s involvement in 2016.

Send us your questions about the House impeachment inquiry into Trump's actions on Ukraine

What question do you have about impeachment, Ukraine or the whistleblower complaint?

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. 

Disinformation targets Republicans who criticize Trump or support the impeachment inquiry

For Republicans, the choice on social media is clear: support the president or get smeared.

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.

No proof voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams from governorship, as Democrats said in Atlanta debate

Democrats have continued to blame voter suppression for Stacey Abrams’ loss in Georgia governor’s race. It can’t be proven.