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Fact-Checking a Facebook Executive’s Comments on Russian Interference

Rob Goldman, Facebook vice president for ads, tweeted about Russia’s disinformation effort. President Trump then cited him. We fact-checked Mr. Goldman.

12:41 AM ET NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Veterans group urges Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite travel errors

AmVets urges President Trump to keep VA Secretary David Shulkin despite findings he misused taxpayers dollars during a European trip last year.         

February 18 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Indictment Leaves No Doubt: Russia Backed Trump. But Was It the Difference?

Hillary Clinton during a campaign rally at Grand Valley State University in Michigan on the eve of the presidential election in 2016.

February 18 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer, suppressed embarrassing stories about his boss’s past as they loomed over the campaign.

February 18 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Trump tweet angers survivors of Parkland shooting

Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the ...

February 18 CNN POLITICS

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, laid out in an indictment just how Russia carried out its ...

February 18 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix a Looming Pension Crisis

Senator Sherrod Brown, Democrat of Ohio, represents many retirees covered by multiemployer pension plans and fought for the creation of a select ...

February 18 NEW YORK TIMES POLITICS

Actress Mayim Bialik slams NRA, calls for 'civil disobedience'

Actress Mayim Bialik is going after the NRA, calling for civil disobedience in the wake of the Florida school shooting.         

February 18 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Dating sites for Trump supporters spark controversy

Dating websites are popping up with a focus on politics.         

February 18 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON

Facebook using U.S. mail to combat election meddling

Facebook is planning to use U.S. mail to verify people who create political ads in the future.         

February 18 USA TODAY - WASHINGTON