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AP FACT CHECK: Claims from the 1st Democratic debate

Ten Democrats seeking the presidency tussled on a Miami stage Wednesday night in the opening debate of the 2020 campaign, with 10 more on tap Thursday. A look at some …


AP Fact Check: Trump’s Michigan speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s relentless drive to be given credit for all manner of things suffused his speech to Michigan supporters this past week. These efforts are largely familiar …


AP Fact Check: Trump’s epic speech is laced with fabrication

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump uttered a dizzying number of false statements in his epically long weekend speech, to an audience that didn’t seem to mind at all. He got …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 5, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

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

The Associated Press is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Here’s a look at some of the claims they’ve examined.


AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s super-talkative, fact-busting week

A look back at the truthfulness of claims made in the last week by President Donald Trump.


Fact check: Trump’s European provocations

President Donald Trump shook things up every turn in his trip to Europe, making statements on NATO, Britain, Germany and more that were meant to provoke, and they did. Accuracy …


Fact check: Fabrications of Trump and his critics

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. Critics of his immigration …


FACT CHECK: Lawmakers off mark on public records facts

Washington lawmakers are facing a backlash after they bypassed normal legislative procedures and quickly approved a bill exempting themselves from the state’s Public Records Act and subjecting themselves instead to …


Trump off the mark on Puerto Rico hurricane

President Donald Trump struck false notes in addressing Puerto Rico’s crisis in recent days, exaggerating both the ferocity of a truly ferocious hurricane and the pace of recovery. He also …


Not Real News: A Look At What Didn’t Happen This Week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week.


Fact Check: Will health insurance premiums really keep going up?

Advocates for the House Republicans’ health-care overhaul plan frequently say or suggest that premiums would go down under the proposal. There is, in fact, a line in the Congressional Budget …


Trump fact check: President takes credit he hasn’t earned

President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday night about corporate job expansion and military cost-savings that actually took root under his predecessor and gave a one-sided account of the costs and benefits …


Trump fact check: 20 million people on Obamacare is not ‘very few’

President Donald Trump said Friday that his predecessor’s health care law covers “very few people,” as he minimized the impact of replacing it. That’s only true if you consider more …


Fact Check: Trump’s messy case that he inherited a mess

President Donald Trump on Thursday made a messy case that he “inherited a mess” from former President Barack Obama. Economic stats and territorial losses of Islamic State insurgents don’t support …


Fact check: No ‘landslide’ election win for Trump

In claiming that he scored “a massive landslide victory” in last month’s presidential election, Donald Trump turned history upside down. In fact, his winning margin in the Electoral College is …


Fact check: The inaccuracies in Donald Trump’s Air Force One tweet

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Boeing is building a brand new 747 Air Force One for future presidents, but costs are out of control, more than $4 billion. Cancel order!” How …


Debate fact check: Trump, Clinton and their debate claims

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both struggled in the final presidential debate to explain comments from their past. A look at some of the claims from the debate:


FACT CHECK: Trump, Clinton forum marked by multiple missteps

Republican Donald Trump repeated a bevy of previous misstatements in a forum on national security issues, while his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton continued to gloss over her lax treatment …


Fact Check: Trump overstates Rubio’s absenteeism in Senate

Donald Trump charges that Republican presidential rival Marco Rubio is the worst Senate delinquent in years, perhaps decades. Not so.


AP Fact Check: Clinton, Sanders revise history in Dem debate

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders revise history in Dem debate.


Fact check on Obama’s stimulus presentations

President Barack Obama had it both ways Monday when he promoted his stimulus plan in Indiana and later at a prime-time news conference.