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Politics Mar 21AP fact check: Trump takes credit for law named after McCain
The president routinely takes full credit for the Veterans Choice Program, which was expanded last year but first signed into law in 2014.
Politics Mar 17AP fact check: O’Rourke on climate, Trump on ‘no collusion’
Judge Amy Berman Jackson, while sentencing Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, reminded her courtroom — and indirectly the president — that Manafort’s trial was unrelated to questions of collusion with Russia. “Court is one of those places where facts…
Nation Mar 10AP fact check: Trump claims an exoneration he wasn’t given
Donald Trump heard words from a judge that the judge didn’t speak, as the president reached to denounce the Russia investigation as a hoax and celebrate an exoneration he wasn’t given. Democrats persisted in assailing the Trump administration for putting…
Politics Mar 04House Democrats expand Russia probe, seeking more documents
Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump's administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding…
Nation Mar 03AP fact check: Trump twists Cohen’s words on collusion
WASHINGTON — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen’s statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss. But contrary…
Politics Mar 03House to query 60 Trump officials in obstruction probe
Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents Monday from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of…
Politics Feb 25AP fact check: Trump’s repeated fabrications on voting fraud
Asked about ballot malfeasance involving a Republican in North Carolina, the president insisted he condemns voter fraud "of any kind, whether it's Democrat or Republican" and pointed to a "million fraudulent votes" cast in California. But no such case exists.
Politics Feb 25Democrats ready to fight to make Mueller report public
A top House Democrat has threatened to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents and sue the Trump administration if the full report on Mueller's Russia investigation is not made public.
Politics Feb 24Rep. Schiff warns of subpoenas, lawsuit over Mueller report
Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said his committee will keep close watch on new Attorney General William Barr to see if he were “to try to bury any part of this report.” Schiff, D-Calif., also pledged…
Nation Feb 24AP fact check: Undocumented GOP, Dem rhetoric on immigration
The political fallout from President Donald Trump’s push for his border wall is giving rise to overwrought rhetoric from Republicans and Democrats alike.