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Politics Feb 18AP fact check: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas
President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. Here's a closer look at the president's claim, among others, this past week.
Politics Feb 14AP fact check: Declaring an emergency to build a border wall would be an extraordinary step
The emergency action Trump has been contemplating would be rare. The presidents he has cited did not use emergency powers to pay for projects that Congress wouldn't support.
Politics Feb 11AP fact check: Trump claims he’s vindicated in Russia probe
President Donald Trump is declaring exoneration prematurely in the Russia investigation. Here's a closer look at that claim and more made by the president this past week.
Politics Feb 04AP fact check: Trump’s untruths on Russia probe, wall, jobs
President Donald Trump is glossing over the facts when it comes to the Russia investigation and his economic performance. Here's a closer look at the president's claims.
Politics Jan 28AP fact check: Trump’s shift on a concrete border wall
Forced to back down on a government shutdown, President Donald Trump is shifting his story regarding his campaign promise to build a border wall. He's also once again inflating the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally. Here's a look…
Politics Jan 14AP fact check: Trump says he hasn’t left White House in ‘months.’ Actually, he has.
Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats. Here's a look at the president's claims in the…
Politics Jan 02AP fact check: Trump’s claims on border wall, drug prices, Mattis
President Donald Trump is, at once, demanding billions of dollars from the U.S. Treasury for a border wall and insisting the wall won't really cost America anything.
Politics Dec 29Military women, female veterans are shifting away from GOP
Long seen as a bastion of support for Republicans, the face of the U.S. military and its veterans is changing — and perhaps too is their political bent.
Politics Dec 17AP fact check: Trump’s distorted reality in expanding Russia probe
President Donald Trump keeps changing his story in the swirling investigations into Russia election interference and hush money payments to women who say they had affairs with him. Here's a look at the president's claims.
Politics Dec 16White House digs in on border wall demand, risking shutdown
The White House on Sunday pushed the federal government closer to the brink of a partial shutdown later this week, digging in on its demand for $5 billion to build a border wall as congressional Democrats stood firm against it.