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Katie Sanders is the deputy editor of PolitiFact. Previously, she fact-checked talking heads and opinion-shapers for PunditFact as well as the Legislature and Gov. Rick Scott for PolitiFact Florida, reporting from the Tallahassee bureau of the Tampa Bay Times and Miami Herald. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she majored in English and journalism.

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Everything you need to know about a government shutdown

A government shutdown appears closer to reality now than at any time since 2013. President Donald Trump, the Republican-controlled Senate and House and the congressional Democratic minority are fighting over how to extend spending for federal operations after the current authority expires on Jan. 19. The key roadblocks are not so much differences on spending levels, but rather on separate issues, notably a renewal of legal status for "Dreamers," people who had been brought illegally to the United States as children. Here’s what happens when government funding expires.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's 'results' from his fake news awards

As part of his much-hyped "fake news awards," President Donald Trump offered 10 pieces of news he said the media was ignoring. "While the media spent 90 percent of the time focused on negative coverage or fake news, the President has been getting results," he wrote. We took a closer look at the 10 items Trump mentioned.

Fact-checking Donald Trump's fake news awards

President Donald Trump called out some of the biggest U.S. news organizations in his promised "fake news awards" Jan. 18, 2018. 

Las promesas de inmigración de Donald Trump en su primer año

Desde el primer día de su campaña, Donald Trump le garantizó a sus votantes un cambio dramático al sistema de inmigración de la nación, denunciando a Mexicanos como "asesinos" y "violadores" y prometiendo construir un muro en la frontera sur. Ampliamente, Trump está cumpliendo con sus fuertes palabras. Él hizo lo que pudo ejecutivamente, entregando cambios sustanciales a inmigrantes y sus familias, refugiados y nacionales de varios países musulmanes.

What happened at the immigration meeting between Trump, bipartisan lawmakers

President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan. 9 White House meeting about the fate of immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s economic speech in Nashville

President Donald Trump likes talking about how great the economy is, a theme he expounded on when he flew to Nashville on Jan. 8 to address the American Farm Bureau Federation. He addressed many topics we have previously fact-checked and others we haven’t, with a mix of accuracy. Here’s an assessment of factual claims from his speech.

Fact-checking Gov. Rick Scott's final State of the State address

Of course, Scott touted his efforts over the last seven years to bring more jobs to the state — even cracking a joke about his passion project.

A fact-checker's guide to Michael Wolff's 'Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House'

A new book about President Donald Trump raises significant questions about transparency and sourcing. 

How Donald Trump, Barack Obama compare on the stock market

President Trump likes to tout the stock market’s growth on his watch. How does he compare to his predecessors?

What to know before the start of the 2018 legislative session

Members of the Republican-dominated Legislature have their sights set on establishing a scholarship program to help kids who have been bullied, stiffening a ban on texting while driving, and writing a budget that doesn’t raise taxes — among hundreds of other ideas.