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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems fudge science on climate, storms

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe and a looming point of no return on the climate.

Sep. 9, 2019 12:47 AM EDT
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.

Sep. 7, 2019 5:00 PM EDT
Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist.

Jul. 29, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card.

Jul. 28, 2019 11:54 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges facts on economy, 2020 voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — An eye toward his 2020 campaign, President Donald Trump is turning to a familiar playbook of exaggerated boasts about economic performance and overdrawn complaints about a race tilted against him.

Jun. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump takes credit for Obama's gains for vets

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.

May. 28, 2019 1:44 PM EDT
Nothing wrong with help from Russians, Trump lawyer says

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report .

Apr. 22, 2019 6:06 AM EDT
Giuliani: Nothing wrong with Trump camp taking Russian help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday there was "nothing wrong" with the president's 2016 campaign taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special counsel Robert Mueller's report .

Apr. 21, 2019 9:47 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists Cohen's words on collusion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Assailed by his ex-lawyer at every turn, President Donald Trump nevertheless claimed a measure of vindication from Michael Cohen's statement that he possessed no direct evidence of collusion with Russia from his time serving the boss.

Mar. 2, 2019 8:07 AM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump isn't holed up nonstop at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to defend a prolonged government shutdown over his border wall, President Donald Trump is pretending that he's holed up nonstop at the White House waiting for a deal with Democrats.

Jan. 14, 2019 4:57 PM EST
Ex-Trump campaign adviser loses bid to delay prison sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled.

Nov. 25, 2018 6:03 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump on migrants, Saudis, Hispanic vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage.

Oct. 22, 2018 2:03 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage.

Oct. 20, 2018 9:40 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.

Oct. 17, 2018 2:17 PM EDT
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during swearing-in ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in —again, for the cameras, this time — Monday night at a White House ceremony, but not before President Donald Trump slammed Kavanaugh's opponents for a "campaign of personal destruction.

Oct. 8, 2018 11:00 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump fudges history on black vote, drug cost

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing pivotal November elections, President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the history of African-American voting and exaggerating his influence in boosting income and controlling prescription drug prices.

Oct. 8, 2018 12:07 AM EDT
McConnell says Senate 'not broken' after Kavanaugh fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Picking up the pieces after a contentious nomination battle, the Senate's majority leader said Sunday that the chamber won't be irreparably damaged by the wrenching debate over sexual misconduct that has swirled around new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Oct. 7, 2018 11:35 PM EDT
White House aide Conway says she was sexual assault victim

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said she was once a victim of sexual assault on Sunday, but said women's shared outrage over such misconduct shouldn't affect Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination.

Sep. 30, 2018 3:17 PM EDT
Trump says he has interviewed 4 candidates for high court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump interviewed four prospective Supreme Court justices on Monday and had plans to meet with a few more as his White House aggressively mobilizes to select a replacement for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Jul. 2, 2018 9:19 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Fabrications of Trump and his critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump fabricated history when it came to assessing the 2016 election, his achievements on the opioid epidemic and a congressman's voting record on taxes.

Jun. 2, 2018 8:26 AM EDT
AP Source: Trump considering Army veteran for VA secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is considering an Army veteran who is a Republican member of Congress for the position of Veterans Affairs secretary, part of a lengthening search for a nominee following the abrupt firing of David Shulkin in March.

May. 10, 2018 3:53 PM EDT
Roy Moore accuser says she was not paid to tell her story

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of initiating sexual contact when she was 14 said Monday she wanted to confront him years ago but didn't because he was powerful and the encounter gutted her self-confidence.

Nov. 20, 2017 10:28 AM EST
Official says Trump doesn't know who to believe about Moore

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump doesn't know who to believe about sexual misconduct allegations involving Roy Moore, but isn't campaigning for his party's Senate candidate in Alabama because of "discomfort" with the claims made by a number of women, aides said Sunday.

Nov. 19, 2017 7:01 PM EST
Brazile strains Dem unity ahead of key gov race in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are having trouble surmounting differences over the bitter 2016 election amid revelations of a contemplated effort to replace Hillary Clinton as the presidential nominee, deepening party strife just before Tuesday's closely watched Virginia governor's race.

Nov. 6, 2017 3:29 AM EST

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