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Is the migrant caravan an invasion?

In the days leading to Election Day, President Donald Trump cast a caravan of Central American migrants walking to the United States as a national threat and as a force that required military intervention.  Here’s a recap of Trump’s "invasion" claims and the military’s role at the southwest border.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Huntington, W.Va.

Donald Trump continued his cross-country politicking on Nov. 2, just days before the midterm elections, with a stop in Huntington, W.Va., where he supported Patrick Morrisey, the Republican challenger to Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.

Here’s the latest on the migrant caravans

Just days before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump is talking about illegal immigration and the migrant caravan in southern Mexico planning to come to the United States. Trump claims the caravan is a threat to national security, and he’s made the issue a key talking point at campaign rallies. PolitiFact has been fact-checking the mounting misinformation about it. As the conversation continues, here’s the latest you need to know.

Is the city of Tallahassee the most corrupt in Florida as President Trump said?

Citing an ongoing FBI probe, Trump attacked Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum.

Can Donald Trump end birthright citizenship with an executive order? Probably not

Just a week before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump emphasized his hard-line stance on restricting immigration. In an interview, he not only took aim at birthright citizenship -- the longstanding policy that virtually anyone born on U.S. soil has citizenship -- but also said he could use an executive order to do it.

Fact-checking misinformation about the migrant caravan

Misinformation about a migrant caravan heading to the United States is spreading on Facebook and other social media platforms as users share completely false or misleading memes and posts that paint a skewed version of the facts. Here’s what’s not true or lacks corroborating evidence.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally speech in Wisconsin

Also: Watch a replay of our PolitiFact event in Milwaukee with Angie Holan, PolitiFact's national editor.

Who’s telling the truth in California’s 10th Congressional District?

TV attack ads have painted Democrat Josh Harder as a Bay Area elitist as he runs for Congress in his hometown Central Valley district against incumbent Republican Jeff Denham. Harder's TV ads have attacked Denham over his healthcare vote. PolitiFact California explored whether the ads are accurate and whether they’ll be effective in this toss-up district.

PolitiFact Sheet: What we know about the caravan heading to the United States

President Donald Trump said the United States was under assault by some Central American countries because many of their citizens were trekking north in a caravan and seeking entry into the United States. Here’s what we know about this new caravan.

Ahead of Wisconsin visit, Donald Trump on the Truth-O-Meter

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Fact-checking claims in California’s U.S. Senate race

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and her challenger in California’s U.S. Senate race Kevin de León made several claims that caught our attention during their only scheduled campaign forum this week in San Francisco.

In context: Donald Trump's $1 million offer to Elizabeth Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., punched back at President Donald Trump on Oct. 15 when she released DNA test results showing that she has a Native American ancestor. Trump and Warren had sparred ever since Trump began calling her "Pocahontas" for saying on law school faculty forms that she had Native American ancestry, citing family lore from Oklahoma.

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.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's interview on 60 Minutes

In an Oct. 14, 2018, interview on CBS’ 60 Minutes, President Donald Trump addressed a wide range of topics. Here’s a rundown of some of the assertions Trump made during the interview with Lesley Stahl.

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.

Join us for a free PolitiFact event in Milwaukee on Oct. 23

Also: A look at the cost of Medicare for All.

Fact checking Tammy Baldwin and Leah Vukmir in first Senate debate

Reviewing references to Tomah VA, pre-existing conditions, separating families at the border, Brett Kavanaugh and more. 

Fact-checking Donald Trump's rally in Wheeling, W.Va.

For the second time in two months, President Donald Trump traveled to friendly territory in West Virginia to hold one of his signature campaign rallies. At the rally, in Wheeling, W.Va., Trump boosted the candidacy of Patrick Morrisey, who is challenging U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, a Democrat. Trump repeated many of his favorite applause lines from previous rallies, including praise for the state of the economy and shots at Democrats over immigration policy, gun control, and his tax law. Here are some of the lines from his speech, fact-checked.

Kept, Broken and Compromise: Rating 3 Scott Walker promises

Also: Rating Walker promises on toll roads, sales tax. 

Trade and tariffs in 5 charts: A 2018 midterm report

As tariffs and counter-tariffs hitting the agriculture and manufacturing industries mount ahead of the midterm elections, we decided to revisit some trade basics using five charts.