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Politics Sep 12

AP FACT CHECK: Trump vs. Trump on virus; Biden missteps

Explaining his deceptive assurances about the pandemic, President Donald Trump suggested he was doing what Winston Churchill had done, soothing the public in a time of danger. That’s not how it went down in World War II.

Politics Sep 05

Trump out to build ‘permission structure’ to win back voters

Inside the Trump campaign’s effort to construct a “permission structure” — a clunky catchphrase for creating an emotional and psychological gateway to help disenchanted voters feel comfortable voting for the president again despite their reservations about him personally.

Politics Mar 01

Buttigieg at crossroads after poor finish in South Carolina

The window is closing for Pete Buttigieg's longshot presidential campaign. His fourth-place finish in South Carolina exposed a core vulnerability, namely the inability to attract the support of black voters who are vital to any winning Democratic coalition.

Feb 22

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals or glossed over aspects of their own record. In an audacious league of his own, President Donald Trump celebrated the elimination of a tax that…

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