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AP FACT CHECK: Trump falsely blames governors for virus test

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is wrongly casting blame on governors and the Obama administration for shortages in coronavirus testing and declaring victory over what he calls relatively low death rates in the U.S. That's too soon to tell...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump gets a reality check on coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump carved out a trail of groundless assurances about the coronavirus pandemic as health officials, governors and local officials sounded alarm about what was coming — and already here. That sunlit...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, American exceptionalism and the virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans normally hear from President Donald Trump when he is opining on Twitter, riffing from a rally stage or otherwise improvising. This past week was different as he sat in the Oval Office with a script laid out for him to...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misguided boast on virus poll ratings

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is making a misleading boast about his job performance on the coronavirus, claiming that recent polls point to high public approval even after delays by the federal government in distributing test kits to...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems' debate flubs; Trump untruths at rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Democratic presidential debate was a raucous one, ripe for exaggerations and distortions as Mike Bloomberg made his debut on the debate stage and rivals went after him and each other. President Donald Trump weighed in...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the publi...

 

Impeachment trial heads to historic end in frenetic week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's impeachment trial heads toward a historic conclusion this week, with senators all-but-certain to acquit him on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress after narrowly rejecting Democratic...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fusillade of misfires on fateful week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abroad, at home and in Twitter's ether, President Donald Trump unleashed a fusillade of statements over the past week as the Senate impeachment trial unfolded and the Davos economic forum played out in Switzerland. On...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's compulsive claims of 'biggest' ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — Size matters to President Donald Trump. So much that he exaggerates continually, sometimes spectacularly, the size of what he does. Just as his tax cuts are far from the biggest in history, the economy isn't the best ever and his...

 

Schiff accuses NSA, CIA of withholding documents on Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is accusing U.S. intelligence agencies of withholding documents from Congress on Ukraine that could be significant to President Donald Trump's impeachment trial. "They appear to be...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump minimizes IS risk, distorts Iran payout

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wrongly dismissed the continuing threat of the Islamic State group and spread a false tale of the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Lest old distortions be forgot

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump closed out the old year by reprising a selection of his most familiar falsehoods and putting a few of his predecessor's accomplishments in his own win column. A look at some of his rhetoric on impeachment,...

 

White House predicts Pelosi to `yield' on impeachment delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House argued Sunday that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has put herself in an untenable position by stalling House-passed articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump in hopes of shaping the upcoming Senate trial. The...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump suddenly loses interest in stock market

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a faulty take on the Constitution's grounds for impeachment Wednesday as he wrapped up a NATO summit marked by his misstatements on several fronts. Among them, he claimed that he pays no attention...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and his so-they-say accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a sophisticated machine at his disposal for gathering and analyzing information: the U.S. government. But many of his inflammatory statements come from another place, an ethereal world where his sources...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness. Whichever is the case, Trump’s Twitter assault on an ex-ambassador’s record came with a heavy dose of...

 

AP FACT CHECK: GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans pressed the discredited theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 U.S. election in defending President Donald Trump in Wednesday’s impeachment hearings. A look at some of the remarks in the House...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims on extremists, impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fabricated a tale about foreshadowing Osama bin Laden's 9/11 attack and warning against a war in Iraq before it happened in a weekend of exaggerated boasts and faulty assertions about the U.S. fight against...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Dems flub details on guns, Syria in debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dozen Democrats seeking the presidency tussled in a debate packed with policy, flubbing some details in the process. Several gave an iffy explanation Tuesday of why they're not swinging behind a bold proposal to make people...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's fact-challenged week over impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook to defend himself: attacking his investigators , blasting the inquiry as illegal and deriding the process as all-but-rigged. Many facts are...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe. Trump found...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bluster on hurricanes, guns, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control. Over the weekend, he pointed to mental illness as a likely culprit behind recent shootings in Odessa, Texas, and elsewhere, even though...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's mistold tale of Obama and Iran

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday assailed the Obama administration for being hoodwinked by Iran, making his case with a frequently told and false story about the U.S. giving billions of dollars to Tehran. In an extended news...

 

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists facts on gun control and tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling dual crises of gun violence and trade, President Donald Trump is twisting the facts in regards to gun control and exaggerating his case for tariffs against China. Speaking Wednesday, Trump defended his past incendiary...

 

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