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AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Moore and their odd orbit of claims

The orbit of odd political claims stretched from Utah canyons to the looming Alabama Senate race to crazy-as-usual Washington in recent days. That's what The Associated Press found when scrutinizing … Click to Continue »

AP FACT CHECK: Trump off on black homeownership, trade

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his Alabama-ish rally, President Donald Trump falsely stated that black homeownership has hit a record high under his stewardship and made the dubious claim that he set Canada's prime minister straight on the state of trade between the two countries. Trump spoke Friday night in Pensacola, Florida, across the line from Alabama. Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Blue high-tax states fund red low-tax states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders have spent months promoting the myth that red low-tax states are subsidizing blue high-tax states because of the deduction for state and local taxes. An Associated Press Fact Check finds it's actually the other way around. Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's aggressive immigration enforcement

SAN DIEGO (AP) — On immigration enforcement, the Trump administration is eager to show that it is getting the "bad dudes" out, the "really bad ones," as the president vowed to do. So when immigration officials came forward Tuesday to...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands. For one, he said his decision will give Native Americans back their "rightful...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Moore's flip on whether he knows accusers

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has given contradictory accounts about knowing women who say Moore pursued them romantically when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore's Senate campaign...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Net-neutrality claims leave out key context

NEW YORK (AP) — Seeking to dispel "myths" about net neutrality, the Trump administration's telecom chief instead put out his own incomplete and misleading talking points when he suggested that internet providers had never influencedShow More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Scarborough staffer death not a "mystery"

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump asked via Twitter if NBC would fire political talk show host Joe Scarborough based on an "unsolved mystery" years ago in Florida. Trump added, "Investigate!" in the Wednesday tweet. ItShow More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Anti-Muslim videos misrepresent what happened

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like much other propaganda, the anti-Muslim videos spread around by President Donald Trump mix grains of truth, fakery and shades in between, overlaid with a message meant to be a blunt hammer blow for a cause. Trump's...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Bank sector not in ruins, despite Trump beef

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump's accusation that a federal watchdog has devastated the financial industry is unsupported by the evidence that banks like best: profits. Trump's weekend tweet was aimed against the Consumer...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Man dissed by Trump has put felons in prison

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Democrat who was disparaged by President Donald Trump as "soft on crime" is a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted church bombers and domestic terrorist Eric Rudolph. Trump on Tuesday gave Republican...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump oversells results of 'tremendous' trip

WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past week, President Donald Trump told a made-up story about his predecessor and revived a distorted claim about NATO that's been gathering dust for some months. On those occasions and more, his purpose was...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells a tale about Air Force One

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump told a fanciful little tale Tuesday about Air Force One being denied landing rights in the Philippines during a trip by his predecessor because bilateral relations were so bad. That didn't happen. Before...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on veterans' health care, economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veterans Day prompted President Donald Trump and his administration to take stock of what's been done to fix health care for those in uniform. They claimed more progress than has been made. That tendency to overreach extended to trade and the economy as Trump visited Japan, South Korea, Japan and then Vietnam, where he told U.S. Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: China-US business deals are largely gloss

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. and Chinese officials have signed a seemingly significant package of trade and investment deals during President Donald Trump's visit. They say it's worth more than $250 billion. But an AP Fact Check finds that the...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims 'phenomenal' economic record

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, traveling Asia, is claiming a "phenomenal" economic performance at home, "if I do say so myself." He does, indeed, say so himself, over and over. But what do those numbers say? In short, they...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and the not-so-middle-class tax cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans can't say it enough — the tax plan on the table is for the middle class. But the numbers tell the tale of a tax cut tilted to the rich. An Associated Press Fact Check finds that some in the middle could see their taxes rise while others get a modest cut. Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump on terrorism, taxes and Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Terrorism, taxes and Russia tribulations provided fertile ground for President Donald Trump and others to sow confusion over the past week. Over days of head-snapping developments, the special counsel's investigation...Show More Summary

AP FACT CHECK: Trump blames Schumer for bipartisan visa law

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday blamed one Democrat for an immigration program that was backed by both parties and signed by a Republican president in 1990. The "Chuck Schumer beauty," as Trump called the program, was also George H.W. Bush's beauty.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump omits facts in blaming Schumer

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump omitted key facts in his rush Wednesday to blame Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer for an immigration program that Trump says was used by the Uzbek national accused of carrying out a deadly truckShow More Summary

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