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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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Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test: What it can and can’t tell us

Since 2016, President Donald Trump has ridiculed Sen. Elizabeth Warren for having invented a family tree with Native American roots. He challenged her to take a DNA test. She did and it showed Native American ancestry. We asked four experts to review the results. They found them credible.

Health care in five charts: A midterm guide

Health care, particularly protections for pre-existing conditions, has become a key piece of the Democratic strategy to retake Congress. As the ads come fast and furious, here are five charts about health care to help to sort fact from hype.

Donald Trump's USA Today op-ed, annotated

President Donald Trump penned an op-ed in the USA Today attacking Democrats ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. With the help of experts, we annotated his claims.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's op-ed against Medicare for All in USA Today

President Donald Trump brought his battle with Democrats onto politically sacred ground, accusing them of forcing the death of Medicare. Trump moved from 280-character tweets to a 4,900 character op-ed in USA Today to paint a doomsday picture if Medicare for All became the law of the land. With the help of experts, we fact-checked some of his claims.

Donald Trump on the campaign trail: His three reasons to fear Democrats, fact-checked

Donald Trump rallies his base in four states, saying Democrats are the party of crime and aim to gut Medicare to fuel their socialist agenda. We dissect his super-charged language.

Your Kavanaugh-Ford hearing questions answered

In the course of four hours, Ford talked about an assault in a bedroom some 36 years ago before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It’s an account that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh later vehemently denied. ​

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s press conference on eve of Kavanaugh, Ford hearings

Trump defended his Supreme Court nominee as a good man of the highest caliber hours after a third woman accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.

Ahead of Kavanaugh hearing, some hear echoes of Anita Hill testimony

As senators weigh the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh amid allegations of sexual misconduct, many Americans are thinking back to a previous example of accusations against a Supreme Court nominee.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s United Nations speech

President Donald Trump delivered a wide-ranging speech before world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, touching on North Korea, the U.S. economy and Iran.

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.