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Louis Jacobson - PolitiFact senior correspondent

PolitiFact senior correspondent

Louis Jacobson is the senior correspondent for PolitiFact and a staff writer for the Tampa Bay Times. He has served as deputy editor of Roll Call and as founding editor of its legislative wire service, CongressNow. Earlier, he spent more than a decade covering politics, policy and lobbying for National Journal magazine.

  1. Copy of the Articles of Impeachment, Tuesday in Washington. House Democrats announced they are pushing ahead with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump - abuse of power and obstruction of Congress - charging he corrupted the U.S. election process and endangered national security in his dealings with Ukraine. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
    The new articles of impeachment carry historical echoes in some ways.
  2. In this Aug. 28, 2014, photo, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes a statement, at Boryspil airport in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Mikhail Palinchak)
    Taking a closer look at what the story does — and doesn’t — show about Ukraine’s involvement in 2016.
  3. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Nov. 21 during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Matt McClain/Pool via AP)
    Looking back on five days of public testimony.
  4. As the 2020 election pushes ahead, voters will be seeing poll results in their news feed — lots of them. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
    Here are some suggestions for what to pay attention to when reading polls.
  5. Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Kent was one of the most high-ranking career officials who had knowledge about elements of the alleged White House effort.
  6. President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    The explanation gets complicated.
  7. President Donald Trump speaks in front of a painting of former President George Washington in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in Washington on Oct. 27. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
    Trump pointed to Washington as precedent for an active businessman serving as president.
  8. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., attends an executive session of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
    The senator drew backlash for the claim on ABC’s “The View.”
  9. The impeachment trial against President Andrew Johnson opens in the Senate Chambers in the U.S. Senate historical Society drawing.  Johnson, who became president after the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, clashed with Congress over reconstruction policies after the Civil War and was impeached over a Tenure of Office dispute.  (AP Photo/U.S. Senate Historical Society)
    From Andrew Johnson in the 1860s to Richard Nixon in the 1970s and Bill Clinton in the 1990s, American history is our guide.
  10. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the White House in Washington on Wednesday.
    Trump lashed out at the media and Democrats on Wednesday for their descriptions of a whistleblower complaint.