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Miriam Valverde is a fact-checker for PolitiFact. Previously, she reported for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Bradenton Herald, the Boston Globe and a Boston Spanish-language publication, El Planeta. Miriam graduated from Emerson College with a major in journalism and minor in business studies.

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Fact-checking Donald Trump’s new video listing presidential achievements

A new White House video lauds President Donald Trump for accomplishments he’s made during his time in office. We fact-checked some claims that were false, misleading or lacking context.

The Stump Speech Analyzer: Pete Buttigieg

 We fact-checked a typical Pete Buttigieg speech. Here’s what we found.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's speech after Iran missile strikes on US troops

President Donald Trump said U.S. troops in Iraq had not been harmed by Iranian missile strikes launched in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike that killed one of Iran’s top military leaders, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. He also made a number of statements about Soleimani and U.S. relations with Iran. Here’s a roundup of key claims, fact-checked and with additional context.

What is the pay gap between men and women?

The disparity in how much women make compared to men comes up often in the political discourse, tagged with a call to action to help women’s paychecks catch up. Here’s a fresh look at the numbers, factors attributed to the gender pay disparity, and new legislation seeking to eliminate the pay gap.  

Warren vs. Buttigieg: Why they were fighting about campaign finance and a wine cave at the debate

One of the sharpest exchanges of the Democratic presidential debate came when Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Elizabeth Warren faced off over campaign finance. Here's a recap of what they said, fact-checked.

Trump repeats many falsehoods in letter to Pelosi about impeachment

On the day before the impeachment vote in the House, President Donald Trump wrote a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to protest impeachment. We fact-checked several misleading statements.

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.

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.