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Nation Mar 28AP FACT CHECK: Trump a rosy outlier on science of the virus
A look at the veracity of claims by political figures this week. Groundless assurances keep coming from President Donald Trump, a rosy outlier on the science of the coronavirus pandemic.
Health Mar 21AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s breathless takes on drugs for virus
“Could be a game changer.” “Very exciting.” “The way they acted with this kind of speed is an incredible thing.” “Very powerful.” “This could be a tremendous breakthrough. Tremendous breakthrough.” “We’re going to be able to make that drug available…
Health Mar 16Surgeon general says U.S. cases are at the point where Italy was 2 weeks ago
"We are at a critical inflection point in this country, people. We are where Italy was two weeks ago in terms of our numbers," U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told Fox News. "When you look at the projections, there's…
Politics Mar 15AP FACT CHECK: The Dems on pandemic, Social Security, more
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders sparred one-on-one Sunday in a Democratic debate held without a live audience in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. The growing crisis prompted some questionable statements from the presidential rivals, as…
Health Mar 13Schools scramble to feed students after coronavirus closures
Many schools are rushing to arrange grab-and-go lunch bags or set up delivery routes so America's poorest children don't go hungry while classes are out of session.
Politics Mar 07AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s sunny side up take on coronavirus
As the stock market convulses, airline schedules buckle and businesses worry their overseas supply lines will snap, President Donald Trump is looking on the sunny side of an economy clouded by the coronavirus.
Politics Feb 29AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s viral spin on virus; Dem oversteps
President Donald Trump has not proved to be the bearer of reliable information when calamity threatens and people want straight answers about it. That’s happening again as he addresses the prospect of a coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.
Politics Feb 22AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype
In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals or glossed over aspects of their own record. In an audacious league of his own, President Donald Trump celebrated the elimination of a tax that…
Politics Feb 15AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’
On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince…
Politics Feb 08AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and the state of disunion
President Donald Trump says the world is witnessing a great American economic revival that he brought on by reversing course from the Obama years. Yet the economy is not so different from the robust one he inherited and disparages at…