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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.
Politics Jun 19AP fact check: Trump exaggerates on jobs, border wall in campaign kickoff rally
During a Florida rally marking the official kickoff of his 2020 presidential bid, President Donald Trump made a number of questionable claims and promises.
Nation Jun 15AP fact check: Trump’s misfires on Iran, trade and that wall
Here’s a week of political rhetoric in review.
Nation Jun 08AP fact check: Trump and the credit and blame game
The apportioning of credit and blame went awry in President Donald Trump’s remarks over the past week.
Nation Jun 03U.S. and Mexico begin immigration talks as tariffs loom
The talks aim to fend off President Donald Trump's threat of 5 percent tariffs on all imports from Mexico.
Politics Jun 02White House: Trump ‘deadly serious” about Mexico tariffs
A top White House official said Sunday that President Donald Trump is "deadly serious" about slapping tariffs on imports from Mexico but acknowledged there are no concrete benchmarks being set to assess whether the U.S. ally was stemming the flow…
Politics May 27AP fact check: Trump takes credit for Obama’s gains for vets
Boastful on the occasion of Memorial Day, President Donald Trump and his Veterans Affairs secretary are claiming full credit for health care improvements that were underway before they took office. Here's a look at their claims.
Nation May 25AP fact check: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper
A look at some of President Trump's recent statements, on the Russia investigation, the border, the economy and more.
Politics May 18AP fact check Trump’s miscues on trade and drug prices
President Donald Trump spoke this past week as if he’s unaware that drug prices have gone up and tariffs came before him.
Economy May 11AP fact check: Trump’s fog of misinformation on trade
President Donald Trump cast a fog of misinformation over the U.S. trade dispute with China, floating inaccurate numbers and skewed economic theories as big tariffs kicked in on Chinese goods.