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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…
Politics Jun 29AP fact check: Trump on Mueller, trade; Dem debate debut
A few months ago, President Donald Trump affirmed that he thought special counsel Robert Mueller acted honorably in the Russia investigation. Now Trump is back in "witch hunt" territory, this time falsely accusing Mueller of committing a crime.
Politics Jun 26AP fact check: Trump falsely accuses Mueller of a crime
The provocative allegation of a "crime" by Robert Mueller was one in a series of distorted claims made by the president in an interview on Fox Business Network and on Twitter on Wednesday.
Nation Jun 22AP fact check: The silent partner in Trump’s boasts
Despite assailing his Democratic predecessor for waging a “cruel and heartless war on American energy,” for example, Trump can brag about U.S. energy supremacy thanks to the sector’s growth in the Obama years.