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Welcome, Anthony Scaramucci! Here's some research on illegal voting

At his first briefing as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci acknowledged that he wasn’t ready to answer every question reporters threw at him -- including one about whether there were 3 million illegal votes cast in the 2016 presidential election.

Can the president pardon himself? 4 questions about the presidential pardon

With news reports suggesting that the Trump White House and their legal advisors are taking a close look at the president’s pardon power, we decided to take a look ourselves. We’ve asked a dozen legal experts for their views on four questions related to presidential pardons.

How expensive would a single-payer system be?

During remarks at the White House to a group of Republican senators, President Donald Trump pushed the visiting lawmakers for repeal-and-replace legislation for the Affordable Care Act.

How big is coal mining compared to other occupations?

At an event to tout his "Made in America" agenda, President Donald Trump took a moment to applaud his administration’s success in stopping the coal industry long-term decline.

PolitiFact California's Top 10 fact checks (so far) in 2017

In the first half of 2017, PolitiFact California’s most popular fact-checks and articles, in terms of pageviews, ranged from a Pants On Fire claim that state lawmakers legalized child prostitution to a Mostly True statement about the extremely slim odds of being killed by a refugee in a terror attack.

Fact-checking President Donald Trump’s interview with Pat Robertson on 'The 700 Club'

Trump made a series of claims about the Affordable Care Act, the Paris climate agreement and the economy

17 intelligence organizations or 4? Either way, Russia conclusion still valid

President Donald Trump, speaking in Poland July 6, downplayed the strength of the intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia meddled in the election to his benefit because some news organizations recently corrected stories to clarify that four agencies, rather than 17, were directly involved in the January intelligence assessment.

White House plugs anti-CNN video from undercover group

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said people should watch YouTube offering from Project Veritas, which has targeted CNN before.

Trump says 'time has come' for law restricting federal assistance to immigrants. It already exists

President Donald Trump recently told supporters that he wants to put in place new rules barring immigrants from receiving government benefits for at least five years. But there's already a law addressing this, passed more than 20 years ago.

Fact-checking 9 things Trump overstated, got wrong in his Cedar Rapids speech

His June 21, 2017, rally speech in Cedar Rapids ranged from health care to jobs to immigration to the Paris climate agreement.

Fact-checking Trump’s tweets about Russia, Hillary Clinton and the ‘witch hunt’

In between tweets about typical presidential fare — jobs, the Army, the state of Wisconsin — President Donald Trump has been ranting in 140-character spurts about the Russia investigation and his former opponent Hillary Clinton.

‘Top 10’ graphic misleads about James Comey’s testimony

A graphic circulating on right-wing websites and social media titled the "Top 10 things we learned today" claims to tell you everything you need to know about James Comey’s June 8 Senate appearance. We sort our the facts.

What will Republicans do about preexisting conditions?

Examining Mike Pence's pledge in Milwaukee that GOP's Obamacare replacement will provide care with 'no exceptions.'

Ahead of Donald Trump's Wisconsin visit, a look at the James Comey controversy

Three fact-checking takeaways from Comey's testimony and reaction to it.

How pundits twisted James Comey’s testimony

It seems like everyone in Washington tuned in for ousted FBI Director James Comey’s June 8 Capitol Hill hearing. But watching pundits, reading hot-takes and browsing Twitter afterward can make you wonder: Did we all watch the same hearing?

Fact-checking President Trump’s attorney after Comey's testimony

After Comey’s under oath testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8, Trump’s lawyer Marc Kasowitz, disputed several of Comey’s statements. But there was a lot of spin in Kasowitz’s comments.

Three times James Comey’s testimony contradicted Donald Trump

Ousted FBI Director James Comey was so concerned President Donald Trump "might lie" about their conversations that he wrote memos describing their meetings in detail. Several comments in Comey’s testimony contradicted statements by Trump and his White House staff.

Does Donald Trump believe in man-made climate change?

Since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement last week, reporters have pressed the administration about whether Trump believes in man-made climate change.

Trump says it’s a travel ban, despite what his own team says

Despite what his spokesman, administration officials, lawyers, courts and others call it, President Donald Trump has made it clear that his controversial immigration executive order is definitely a "TRAVEL BAN!"

Our May High Five: From Pants on Fire to True

Our most-clicked fact checks in May 2017 spanned the Truth-O-Meter.