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PolitiFact California’s Top 10 Most Popular Fact Checks of 2017

Eye-opening claims that California has the sixth largest economy on the planet, the highest poverty rate in the nation and that President Trump’s border wall will cost one and a half times as much as an aircraft carrier all made PolitiFact California’s Top 10 most popular fact checks of 2017.

The Trump team’s falsehoods of 2017

President Donald Trump made many inaccurate statements in 2017. His White House team seems to be following in his footsteps when defending him.

Donald Trump rallies for Roy Moore, repeats falsehoods in Pensacola speech

Trump repeated some of his most prolific falsehoods since beating Democrat Hillary Clinton on Election Day and continued to attack the "fake news" media.

Do Jefferson, Lincoln prove Donald Trump can tell Justice Department what to do?

President Donald Trump kicked up a dust storm of punditry with a tweet that he "had to fire" former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn "because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI." Was this a key development in the investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

Donald Trump retweets anti-Muslim videos from far-right Britain First

The veracity of the videos is dubious, and their objective as well as President Donald Trump’s retweets ignited wide condemnation.

Donald Trump claims Doug Jones is 'weak on the border.' Here's what we found

Doug Jones opposes Trump’s border wall, but there's no indication that he is against other border security measures.

Sid Miller admits to posting false account of Donald Trump removing Muslim judge

Sid Miller concedes he shared a false story about the president firing a judge for practicing Sharia law.

Trump’s decision on Haitian immigrants: What does it mean?

Haitians benefitting from Temporary Protected Status now have 18 months to leave the United States or adjust their status. They risk deportation if they choose to stay in the country without TPS protection.

Ahead of her Milwaukee appearance, recent Hillary Clinton fact checks

Recent checks on statements by and about her that have remained in the news.

Explaining the Virginia election results: The White House curse

Most political observers are explaining the losses as a backlash against President Donald Trump. That makes sense -- but it’s a result hardly unique to Trump.

Donald Trump and the fish food dump: How early reports got it wrong

It was a story that seemed to reinforce stereotypes of President Donald Trump: On a visit to Japan, he was handed a box of food for a ritual feeding of koi, and after doling out a few spoons’ worth, he got impatient and dumped the rest of the box all at once.

Donald Trump said Donna Brazile called Democratic primary 'rigged,' but did she?

The excerpt of her new book shows the answer is a little more nuanced.

High 5: Gun fact checks, in wake of Vegas shooting, get most page-views

Also many clicks for checks on GOP tax reform's treatment of middle class, "death tax."

Is the diversity visa program a tool for terrorists?

President Donald Trump wants to eliminate the diversity visa program after a terrorist suspect entered the United States through the program. But it’s not clear that the diversity lottery has historically been used as a strategic entry point for terrorists.

Was George Papadopoulos just a ‘volunteer’? We review the evidence

The Donald Trump administration repeatedly denounced former campaign aide George Papadopoulos as a mere "volunteer" in the 24 hours after news broke that he had pled guilty to lying to the FBI in its Russia investigation.

How important was George Papadopoulos on Donald Trump's foreign-policy team?

How important was George Papadopoulos in the foreign policy team of then-candidate Donald Trump? It depends on who you ask.

Donald Trump declares public health emergency over opioid crisis. Here’s what that means

Background on the U.S. opioid epidemic, overview of the Trump administration’s declaration, and past efforts to fight the national crisis.  

What we know about opioids, declared by Trump as a public health emergency

Reviewing fact checks on the impact of opioid abuse in Wisconsin.

Will a border wall stop drugs from coming into the United States?

President Donald Trump claims his promised border wall with Mexico will stop drugs from coming into the United States and help solve the nation’s drug epidemic.

Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the 2016 election -- Reince Priebus on the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing our fact checks on the Wisconsinite and former White House chief of staff.