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Trump mischaracterizes Ukrainian president’s comments from new interview

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a recent interview that he did not discuss a “quid pro quo” with President Donald Trump involving an investigation into Trump’s political rivals. But he did not exonerate Trump of all wrongdoing, as Trump inaccurately claimed. In a joint interview published Dec.

Who is Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick?

Editor's note: This story is part of PolitiFact’s ongoing coverage of the 2020 campaign; these reports will be updated as the campaign continues. For more candidate profiles and fact-checking, go to Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has the sort of personal biography that led many to see him as a 2020 candidate. He grew up in a low-income family on Chicago’s South Side, raised by a single mother. He won a scholarship to an exclusive private school in Massachusetts.

PolitiFact Michigan partnership wins Report for America support

PolitiFact Michigan will launch next summer, thanks to an innovative partnership between PolitiFact and the Detroit Free Press supported by Report for America.  Report for America places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues and communities. One of these journalists will be placed in the Free Press newsroom, trained by PolitiFact to fact-check the 2020 election and local Michigan issues.  “We're excited to partner with the Free Press to bring PolitiFact to Michigan, a critical swing state, for the first time,” said PolitiFact Editor Angie Drobnic Holan.

6 key takeaways from the public impeachment hearings against Donald Trump

  The public impeachment hearings featured five days of testimony, a dozen witnesses and multiple accusatory tweets and statements from President Donald Trump.  The witnesses testified about the July 25 phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine, the role of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and the “Three Amigos” who carried out an unofficial diplomatic channel to Ukraine.

Buttigieg said black voters supported him more second time he ran for mayor. That isn’t conclusive

Pete Buttigieg is on the defense about his standing with black voters, claiming that despite attacks from rivals about his record, support from black voters in his Indiana hometown increased when he sought re-election as mayor. CNN’s Abby Phillip earlier this month asked Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, to weigh in on Julián Castro’s dig that Buttigieg has a bad record with African Americans. “That’s false,” Buttigieg said.

Fact-checking Trump’s falsehoods on Fox & Friends about Ukraine, impeachment and Mueller report

President Donald Trump responded to a week of impeachment hearings with a nearly one-hour interview on Fox & Friends. Many of his points were either inaccurate or repeated debunked conspiracy theories.  He claimed it was Ukraine that interfered with the 2016 election. But American intelligence officials say that is a conspiracy theory.  He said he released details of his call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to show how Democrat Adam Schiff made up his own version.

Fiona Hill and conspiracy theories about Ukraine and Russia: What you need to know

Fiona Hill used her testimony in the House impeachment hearings to heap contempt on conspiracy theories and those who spread them, specifically the incorrect notion that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election. Hill served as the National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia, recently leaving the post on July 19.  Hill took aim not only at supporters of President Donald Trump, but also directly at Republican members of the committee where she was testifying.

No proof voter suppression kept Stacey Abrams from governorship, as Democrats said in Atlanta debate

Several Democrats running for president said in the November debate that voter suppression was to blame for Stacey Abrams’ narrow loss in the Georgia governor’s race in 2018. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., said during the debate in Atlanta that “right here in this great state of Georgia, it was the voter suppression, particularly of African-American communities, that prevented us from having a Gov.