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Manuela Tobias is a staff writer at PolitiFact.

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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. 

The top 10 most viewed fact-checks of 2017

During President Donald Trump’s first year in office, nothing drew eyeballs to our site quite like the president’s words.

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.

Fake news in the Alabama Senate race surges before Election Day

With Republican Roy Moore's reported history with underage girls looming large, Alabama voters have been getting more than their share of bad information.

From Arctic tundra to church, here's what else GOP tax bills might change

As negotiators from the House and Senate prepare to hash out the final bill to send to President Donald Trump, we decided to unpack a few of the notable non-tax provisions tucked into each bill.

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.

The House and Senate tax bills, explained

A look at how the House and Senate tax bills are similar and different -- and how they could affect poorer and richer Americans.

The origins of Thanksgiving

Before gobbling turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, some of you might wonder where the Thanksgiving tradition originated.

Did a criminal leak land the CNN scoop on Mueller probe? Not necessarily

After CNN broke the news that special counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury had approved its first charges, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., denounced the leak as criminal behavior. But a violation of the law was the only possible way to land CNN’s scoop.

Donald Trump's misleading comments on Obama's calls to fallen soldiers' families

President Donald Trump accused Barack Obama and other former presidents of insufficient outreach to fallen soldiers’ families. While we found no evidence to support the idea that other presidents did less than Trump, we won’t rate Trump’s statement on our Truth-O-Meter because presidential dealings with soldiers’ families are traditionally kept private out of respect.