This week we celebrated our 15th year of holding politicians accountable.
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In 2018, we have been very busy covering a bitter midterm election, an active president and a divided Congress that could not agree on the Russia investigation, immigration or a Supreme Court nominee.
We published a three-part series on the issues that President Donald Trump stressed at his midterm campaign rallies: immigration, health care and the economy. In those articles, we covered about two dozen false and misleading claims that the president made in seven rallies over 12 days.
We also wrote a four-part series on the issues that Democrats repeatedly raised about Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record: abortion rights, executive privilege, the Second Amendment and the Affordable Care Act.
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