Our country is sharply divided over issues of civil rights, the environment, economic policy and the direction we're heading. The president derides what he calls "fake news," but he frequently makes statements that are demonstrably untrue. In times like these, it's more important than ever to understand how democracy operates and how our government makes decisions that affect our lives.
These webpages will provide tools – including real news – for building that understanding
As President Trump prepares to kick off his bid for a second term this week, he is anxiously searching for a way to counter Democrats on health care, one of their central issues, even though many of his wary Republican allies would prefer he let it go for now.Read More
The change would push completion of the imagery past President Trump’s time in office, even if he wins a second term, stirring speculation that Mr. Trump had intervened to keep his favorite president, Andrew Jackson, a fellow populist, on the front of the note.Read More
For any president, accusing another country of an act of war presents an enormous challenge to overcome skepticism at home and abroad. But for a president known for falsehoods and crisis-churning bombast, the test of credibility appears far more daunting.Read More
From a lectern with the presidential seal, she urged Americans to watch a propaganda video from the right-wing activist James O’Keefe — “whether it’s accurate or not” — and fabricated an anecdote about F.B.I. agents calling her to complain about their former director James B. Comey.Read More
He’s saying that Don Jr. did nothing wrong. Mueller told a more complicated story.Read More
Federal judges in three lawsuits have concluded that the Trump administration’s rationale for adding the question was contrived.Read More