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,…

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…

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.