Nation Oct 10

AP FACT CHECK: Debate week’s twisted tales on virus, climate

Sidelined but not silenced, President Donald Trump demonstrated anew this past week he can’t be relied on to give a straight account of the disease that has afflicted millions, now including him. He heralded the arrival of a COVID-19 cure,…

Politics Oct 03

AP FACT CHECK: Distortions from a week of wild disruption

President Donald Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis Friday cut short the week’s political arguing and even quieted his Twitter account for a time. But the wild presidential debate produced plenty of distortions in the campaign for the election a month away. Here’s…

Politics Sep 19

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic? President Donald Trump would have you believe Americans are already living that success story, even as the death toll approaches 200,000 and infections spread…

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.

Sep 05

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on McCain; Biden’s stretch on virus

President Donald Trump said he never called John McCain a loser — he did — and denigrated the record of the late Republican senator on veterans affairs despite routinely appropriating one of McCain’s crowning achievements on that front as his…

Aug 22

AP FACT CHECK: What the Dems didn’t say, and what Trump did

Joe Biden and fellow Democrats spun an assortment of facts to their benefit in their national convention. Meanwhile President Donald Trump flooded the zone with falsehoods, some so apparent that anyone with access to the internet could see the folly…

Apr 25

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s baseless theories on coronavirus

Lysol is for toilet bowls and countertops, not human consumption. The company that manufacturers it felt compelled to emphasize the danger of ingesting it after President Donald Trump’s musings about heat, light and disinfectant in the time of coronavirus.

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