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Why economists are skeptical that U.S. can grow by 3 percent

When President Donald Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, released the administration’s budget proposal on May 23, he emphasized that the administration believes that three percent annual growth is a reachable goal. But economists are skeptical.

Donald Trump extended Temporary Protected Status for Haitians. Here's what that means

President Donald Trump’s administration has extended an immigration designation that benefits about 50,000 Haitians in the United States. Haiti's Temporary Protected Status designation was extended through Jan. 22, 2018.

Sheriff David Clarke's Truth-O-Meter file

Conservative who drew national following is moving to Trump administration. 

Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment: What you need to know

We wanted to examine three key questions surrounding Trump’s legal situation. First, does the information revealed so far offer a plausible case that Trump committed obstruction of justice? Second, can a sitting president even be criminally prosecuted? And third, what does all this mean for possible impeachment proceedings?

Reports say Trump shared highly classified intel with Russian diplomats: What we know so far

Several major news outlets reported Monday that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week. Here’s what we know about the situation so far, as well as some background to put the current situation in context.

What Donald Trump said about the spread of classified material during the campaign

President Donald Trump defends sharing top secret information during his meeting with top Russian officials. But when he ran for president, Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for State Department business was a frequent target.

Can presidents secretly record White House conversations? Yes

On the morning of May 12, 2017, President Donald Trump tweeted, "James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" Already primed to look at the parallels between Trump’s presidency and Richard Nixon’s, observers jumped on the suggestion that Trump could be following Nixon’s lead in secretly taping conversations in the White House. We wondered: Would it be within Trump’s legal rights to conduct secret taping in the White House?

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s NBC interview, claims about firing FBI Director James Comey

President Donald Trump downplayed the significance of the FBI’s Russia investigation and the timing of his decision to fire FBI Director James Comey in an interview with NBC May 11. He also distorted the facts on both points.

How similar are the Saturday Night Massacre and the Comey firing?

For many political observers, President Donald Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James Comey immediately called to mind President Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre. That night back in 1973, Nixon fired Watergate special prosecutor Archibald Cox, even as his top two Justice Department officials resigned in protest rather than carry out Nixon’s order.

Did James Comey tell Donald Trump three times that he isn’t under FBI investigation?

"I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation," Donald Trump wrote to James Comey in his letter firing the now former FBI director.

A year of fact-checking about James Comey, Clinton emails and Russia

James Comey is out as FBI director. Given the intense public debate about the Clinton email and Russia investigations, Comey has appeared prominently in our fact-checks over the past year. Here’s a recap.

What’s in the House health care bill?

We looked at the particulars in The American Health Care Act passed by the House May 4.

Rick Perry: No need to PolitiFact Donald Trump's Texas-tied expectations of me

One less PolitiFact, Rick Perry crowed.

High Five: Attacks on Syria, Black Lives Matter

Our most-clicked items in April 2017 included Donald Trump's attacks on Syria and David Clarke's attacks on Black Lives Matter.

What's up with Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson?

If it were possible to have a bromance across the centuries, Presidents Andrew Jackson and Donald Trump would almost certainly qualify.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 100-days campaign ad

In a sign that it’s never too early to start planning for one’s reelection, President Donald Trump’s campaign released an ad on May 1 -- approximately 1,360 days before the 2020 election --  to tout the accomplishments of his first 100 days in office.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s 100-days interview with CBS

In a wide-ranging interview on CBS, President Donald Trump sat down with Face the Nation host John Dickerson to discuss his first 100 days in office.

Seven whoppers from Trump’s first 100 days

The seven most misleading statements from the White House so far.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s tweetstorm about a potential government shutdown

Facing the prospect of a possible government shutdown, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Thursday to attack Democrats who he says are to blame.

Tracking Donald Trump’s flip-flops in his first 100 days

Donald Trump went into the White House with a mandate to break with tradition. In many ways, he’s embracing it.