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Politics Jul 16AP fact check: Trump’s Europe trip marked by inaccuracies
President Donald Trump shook things up at every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy was not always a hallmark of these pronouncements.
Politics Jul 10Senate panel OKs Trump nominee Robert Wilkie to lead troubled VA
The nomination of Robert Wilkie, currently a Pentagon undersecretary, to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs now goes to the full Senate.
Politics Jul 02AP fact check: Trump’s tax ‘miracle,’ immigration claims
The president's statements capped a week of head-spinning assertion and dubious statements. Here's a closer look at his claims.
Politics Jul 02Abortion rights could be litmus test for high court nominee
Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.
Politics Jun 25AP fact check: Trump’s mixed signals on immigration, North Korea
The president's comments capped a dizzying week of questionable claims, non-sequiturs and outright misstatements amid fallout over his treatment of refugees crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a closer look at Trump's statements.
Politics May 28AP Fact Check: President Trump says he gave boost to military pay, veteran care
In the last week alone, President Donald Trump has made questionable claims about how his own White House conducted background briefings, illegal border crossings, Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and more. The Associated Press looked into those claims…
Politics Apr 25Trump urges VA nominee Ronny Jackson to keep fighting
President Donald Trump has sent mixed signals about his choice to lead the sprawling veterans' agency, suggesting during a White House news conference that Ronny Jackson may want to withdraw because of unfair scrutiny. But the president privately urged his…
Nation Apr 16White House says Russia sanctions still under consideration
The White House scrambled Monday to walk back U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley's weekend announcement that new economic sanctions against Russia are imminent, but stressed the penalties are still being considered.
Politics Apr 02Shulkin says he has ‘comfort’ with his potential successor at VA
David Shulkin's comments represented a different tone from the fractious back-and-forth Sunday when the White House hit back at Shulkin for claiming that he was fired from his job…
Politics Mar 29AP Fact Check: What the Trump administration isn’t saying about 2020 census
The decision to include the question in the 2020 census has stirred worry among opponents that it will intimidate immigrants, leading to an undercount and decreased political representation in Democratic-leaning communities where they tend to live.