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Politics Aug 07AP fact check: Trump twists facts on gun control and tariffs
Battling dual crises of gun violence and trade, President Donald Trump is twisting the facts in regards to gun control and exaggerating his case for tariffs against China. Here's a look at the president's claims.
Politics Jul 31AP fact check: Night 2 of the 2020 Democratic debates in Detroit
Some of the Democratic presidential contenders dug in their heels with unsupported rhetoric about immigration, the economy and more in the final debate before the stage shrinks.
Politics Jul 29Trump calls Al Sharpton a ‘con man’ and Cummings a ‘racist’
Trump said his weekend comments referring to Rep. Elijah Cummings' majority-black Baltimore district as a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess" were not racist.
Politics Jul 28AP fact check: 2020 Democrats and their grasp of the facts
The candidates will be pressed on the economy, health care, immigration and much more in their second round of debates, this week in Detroit.
Politics Jul 28Top aide says Trump’s criticism of black lawmaker not racist
A top White House aide on Sunday defended President Donald Trump's disparaging tweets about an influential black Democratic congressman and his Baltimore district as a justified response to the lawmaker's criticism of administration border policies.
Politics Jul 24AP fact check: Trump falsely claims Mueller exonerated him
Seeking to discredit Robert Mueller — and make some campaign money from the effort — President Donald Trump falsely claimed exoneration Wednesday even as the former special counsel was testifying to Congress about his investigation. Here's a closer look at…
Politics Jul 22Republicans promise tough questions during Mueller testimony
Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, said Republicans will be focused on making clear that the report represents a "final episode" in the Russia probe.
Politics Jul 20AP Fact Check: Trump and Dems on an incendiary week
President Trump attributed statements to a Democratic congresswoman that she didn't make as he set off an incendiary week of vilification with accusations that she and three other lawmakers of color hate America.
Politics Jul 17AP fact check: Trump assails and misquotes Omar at rally
President Donald Trump at a rally on Wednesday misrepresented words from Rep. Ilhan Omar to make her sound like an al-Qaida sympathizer and exaggerated the performance of the economy under his watch.
Politics Jul 06AP fact check: Trump on vets, economy and history
President Donald Trump roused a political tempest when he decided to plant himself squarely in Independence Day observances with a speech from the Lincoln Memorial. His words from that platform, though, were strikingly measured, except for some befuddlement over American…