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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 Brett Kavanaugh's Senate confirmation hearings

Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, is facing a tough confirmation hearing in the Senate. Here is the factual context behind the most contentious moments.

PolitiFact adding coverage of pivotal U.S. House races

PolitiFact is bolstering its coverage of pivotal 2018 U.S. House races to help sort out fact from fiction on the campaign trail.

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.

Sen. John McCain fought to clean up money in politics. Are we better off today?

John McCain made campaign finance reform one of his signature issues as he ran for president in 2000, promising to restore faith in public politics. His years-long crusade led to the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, championed alongside his Democratic colleague, former Sen. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin.

Fact-checking Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee’s latest film, tells the tale of a black detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan between 1978 and 1979. We fact-checked what's real and what's not.

The 2018 midterms: Here are key Senate races we're covering

PolitiFact identified key races in 16 states to monitor ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

How many people have lost health insurance under Donald Trump?

Democratic pundits and groups have cited a staggering statistic on the state of health care under the Trump administration to attack Republicans on a key issue to voters.  

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.

Remembering John McCain

PolitiFact regularly rated John McCain on the Truth-O-Meter since 2008.

Donald Trump’s shifting explanations for the Stormy Daniels payment (updated)

President Donald Trump and his team have repeatedly denied that Trump had a relationship with adult film actress Stormy Daniels, and have left unclear Trump’s role in furnishing hush money to silence the porn star about their alleged 2006 affair.

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.

What Michael Cohen's guilty plea means for Donald Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of criminal charges, including a campaign finance law violation that implicated the president.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Charleston, W.Va.

Just hours after courtroom setbacks for two once-close allies, Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump held a rally in Charleston, W.Va., a state he won by 42 points in the 2016 election.

PolitiFact turns 11. We've rated 15,000 claims, and the truth still matters

Our editor reflects on eleven years of fact-checking.