JOSH BOAK

Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class.

Apr. 26, 2017 7:24 AM EDT
Trump taps billionaire investor Ross for commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is expected to join President-elect Donald Trump's senior economic team as commerce secretary.

Nov. 30, 2016 3:19 AM EST
Trump taps billionaire investor Ross for commerce secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for commerce secretary, a senior transition official said.

Nov. 24, 2016 3:51 AM EST
Billionaire investor is Trump's Commerce secretary pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wilbur Ross, the billionaire investor considered the "king of bankruptcy" for buying beaten-down companies with the potential to deliver profits, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Commerce secretary, a senior transition official said.

Nov. 23, 2016 6:46 PM EST
For global economy, Trump victory intensifies uncertainties

Donald Trump's promise to put America first helped propel him to the U.S. presidency. But he also unleashed uncertainty on the global economy by skewering trading partners and offering few specifics that might calm allies or businesses.

Nov. 9, 2016 8:32 PM EST
WHY IT MATTERS: Student Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt — causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid.

Oct. 22, 2016 3:49 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.

Oct. 22, 2016 1:15 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt.

Oct. 20, 2016 7:59 AM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump painted an inaccurately dark portrait of manufacturing in America while Hillary Clinton stretched credulity in boasting that her spending plans won't add to the country's debt.

Oct. 20, 2016 1:27 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Student Debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: More Americans are getting buried by student debt — causing delays in home ownership, limiting how much people can save and leaving taxpayers at risk as many loans go unpaid.

Sep. 5, 2016 3:34 AM EDT
WHY IT MATTERS: Income inequality

WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: The rich keep getting richer while more Americans are getting left behind financially.

Aug. 18, 2016 12:47 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Warren fudges some facts at Clinton stop

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign.

Jun. 27, 2016 9:57 PM EDT
AP FACT CHECK: Trump objects to cursing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, offended by coarse language?So it seemed in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:59 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Trump objects to cursing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, offended by coarse language?So it seemed in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night.

Feb. 25, 2016 11:04 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: Fumbles from the Republican field

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happened in Iowa didn't stay in Iowa. And when it reached the stage in the latest Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz had some explaining to do.

Feb. 7, 2016 1:19 PM EST
AP FACT CHECK: GOP claims on carpet bombs, Kurds and economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential contenders let fly with some inaccuracies when they badmouthed the Obama administration on health care, military readiness and pay for construction workers in their latest debate.

Jan. 28, 2016 11:47 PM EST