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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.

Fact-checking Montana politician Greg Gianforte's account of clash with Guardian reporter

A Montana Republican vying for an open House seat now faces assault charges for allegedly body-slamming a reporter a day before a Montana special election.

PolitiFact Live for May 25: Orb edition

Our weekly look at fact-checks of Donald Trump and fake news.

Is Iowa Obamacare’s canary in the coal mine? Not really.

Iowa’s individual market is teetering. But it’s not necessarily a sign Obamacare is collapsing.  

Russia, Trump, Turkey: Detailing Michael Flynn's fall

Michael Flynn's brief stint in the White House as Donald Trump's national security adviser has created headache after headache for the new administration. Here's a list of what he did, and when, based on reports.

Donald Trump and Islam: Then and now

In a pivotal speech on his first international trip as president, Donald Trump delivered a message on religious-based terrorism that was strikingly more nuanced than his rhetoric from the campaign trail.

PolitiFact Live! for May 18

PolitiFact staffers discuss the truth behind the week in news. The show airs live at 11:30 a.m. ET Thursday on Facebook.

Who is Robert Mueller? New special counsel leading Russian investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice on May 17 named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel charged to investigate claims that Russia meddled in the 2016 election.

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?

The shifting explanations of Trump’s Russia disclosures

The White House scrambled to calibrate a response to Monday’s bombshell report claiming President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to a Russian delegation in the Oval Office.

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.

PolitiFact Sheet: Jared Kushner, Kushner Companies, EB-5 visas and Chinese investors

A widely criticized immigrant investor program is back in the spotlight after the sister of Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, courted investors for a family real estate project.

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.