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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department’s handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone.He’s suggesting rampant bias in the department’s initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming that all four prosecutors are former members of special counsel…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s wall claim is beyond ‘redemption’

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 public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and the state of disunion

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and the state of disunion

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the world is witnessing a great American economic revival that he brought on by reversing course from the Obama years. Yet the economy is not so different from the robust one he inherited and disparages at every turn.Trump’s State of the Union speech came packed with assertions tailor-made…

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AP FACT CHECK: Examining claims from the Democratic debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential contenders stretched beyond the facts on policy and sometimes on their own records Friday in their New Hampshire debate.Amy Klobuchar called out Pete Buttigieg for an evolution on health care that he didn’t acknowledge. Joe Biden told only part of the story when he boasted about a success as vice…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s portrayal of American renewal Tuesday night drew on falsehoods about American energy supremacy, health care and the economy as well as distortions about his predecessor’s record.The Associated Press fact-checked remarks from Trump’s State of the Union speech. A look at some of the claims examined:IMMIGRATIONTRUMP: “Before I came into…

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AP FACT CHECK: Bracing for Trump’s ‘relentless optimism’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most jagged edges of President Donald Trump’s day-to-day rhetoric may be sanded at the edges Tuesday night. No speech is more carefully prepared than the State of the Union. Even so, he’s prone to exaggeration and sometimes fiction. If his past speeches to Congress are prologue, buyer beware.A look at some…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump on Democrats, impeachment and cows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contrary to a statement by President Donald Trump, Democrats are not aiming to kill cows, Iowa farmers or you.Trump’s fictional take on murderous Democrats, which he played for laughs at an Iowa rally, came during a week dominated by the Senate impeachment trial and the multitude of distortions it produced. A look…

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on Bolton; more claims from trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump stated falsely Monday that House Democrats never called his former national security adviser to testify in their impeachment inquiry. Actually they did.Trump’s tweet about John Bolton came as the Senate entered the second week of the impeachment trial, where his defense team stretched the facts on Trump’s effort to…

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