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Politics Aug 13AP fact check: Trump’s claims on ‘record’ GDP, jobs and the Russia investigation
President Donald Trump is distorting the truth on U.S. economic growth and jobs, pointing to record-breaking figures that don't exist and not telling the full story on black unemployment. Here's a closer look at his claims.
Politics Aug 06AP fact check: Trump’s imagined steel mills and denial of Russian interference
It's been a week of puzzling disconnects and untruths from the Trump administration. Here's a closer look at some of the comments by Trump and his officials.
Politics Jul 30AP fact check: A look into Trump’s claims on ‘historic’ economic gains
President Donald Trump exaggerated his role in boosting U.S. economic growth, falsely claiming full credit for positive economic news and inaccurately declaring a "historic" turnaround.
Politics Jul 23WATCH: Senate confirms Robert Wilkie as Veterans Affairs secretary
Senators confirmed Pentagon official Robert Wilkie as Veterans Affairs secretary. He now faces the task of fulfilling President Donald Trump's promises to fire bad VA employees and steer more patients to the private sector.
Politics Jul 23AP fact check: Trump off base on Russia, veterans and Queen Elizabeth II
It was a week of bewilderment over what President Donald Trump really thinks about Russian interference in the U.S. election and what he and Russia's Vladimir Putin told each other in their private meeting. Here's a week of statements in…
Politics Jul 16AP fact check: Trump’s Europe trip marked by inaccuracies
President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements.
Politics Jul 10Senate panel OKs Trump nominee Robert Wilkie to lead troubled VA
The nomination of Robert Wilkie, currently a Pentagon undersecretary, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs now goes to the full Senate.
Politics Jul 02AP fact check: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration claims
The president's statements capped a week of head-spinning assertion and dubious statements. Here's a closer look at his claims.
Politics Jul 02Abortion rights could be litmus test for high court nominee
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Politics Jun 25AP fact check: Trump’s mixed signals on immigration, North Korea
The president's comments capped a dizzying week of questionable claims, non-sequiturs and outright misstatements amid fallout over his treatment of refugees crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a closer look at Trump's statements.