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Read the redacted Mueller report

Attorney General Bill Barr released a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report about Russian interference and the Trump campaign to Congress and the American people April 18, 2019. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s Grand Rapids rally after the Mueller probe

In his first rally since being cleared of criminally conspiring in Russia’s 2016 election interference, President Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, Mich., opined on everything from the end of the special counsel probe to immigration to health care.

PolitiFact partners with Noticias Telemundo to bring fact-checking in Spanish for 2020 election

PolitiFact reporters and editors will be made available to Telemundo for on-air interviews, and Noticias Telemundo will be able to send statements for PolitiFact to fact-check for Spanish-language audiences. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's two-hour speech at CPAC

President Donald Trump spoke to an enthusiastic audience at the Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Washington over the weekend. During his 2-hour-plus speech, Trump revisited many of the points from his political rallies.

Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s claims about a national emergency

President Donald Trump announced his plan to declare a national emergency at the southwest border to secure funds for his border wall. Many aspects of his argument were misleading or wrong.

Fact-checking the State of the Union for 2019

PolitiFact is fact-checking the State of the Union on Feb. 5, 2019. 

Why Trump Is the most fact-checked president

Americans have never seen this level of truth-bending come out of the Oval Office.

Live fact-checking President Donald Trump's immigration address

PolitiFact is fact-checking President Donald Trump's immigration address.

Midterm Facebook misinformation: Pipe bombs, menacing caravans and rampant voter fraud

The false claims came quickly and steadily over Facebook in the weeks before and after the midterm elections. We picked a few notable ones that we shot down.

The 2018 midterms: 16 senate races we’ve been tracking

PolitiFact has been fact-checking races in 16 states this year. Here is our summary of where the races stand in the final days before elections.