AP FACT CHECK

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump is spinning a tale regarding the number of jobs he’s provided for military veterans. At a veterans’ event Thursday, he said the unemployment rate for former service members is its best in 21 years. He’s not even close. It’s only a one-year low. And it was even lower 18 years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs improvement for veterans

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads distortions on immigration

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump spread distorted theories and numbers on immigration in the campaign’s final days while claiming economic gains for minorities that have not been achieved. A look at 11th hour rhetoric before the elections Tuesday and the reality: MEDIAN INCOME TRUMP, on attracting the nonwhite vote from Democrats: “We have the best … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump spreads distortions on immigration

OKLAHOMA CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Ads attack Stitt’s mortgage business record

OKLAHOMA CITY — Republican nominee for Oklahoma governor Kevin Stitt has been criticized by his Democrat opponent for his record as the head of a mortgage company. Stitt, running as a businessman and outsider, is locked in a tight race against Democratic Drew Edmonson, a former attorney general who served 16 years before making an … Continue reading OKLAHOMA CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Ads attack Stitt’s mortgage business record

MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim. TRUMP: “Take … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump infers terrorists mingled with migrants

MEXICO CITY — President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that “unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in” with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim. TRUMP: “Take … Continue reading MEXICO CITY | AP FACT CHECK: Trump infers terrorists mingled with migrants

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tall tale on ‘record’ judges, income

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is exaggerating his record when it comes to federal judges and the economy. With midterm elections three weeks away, he is claiming a “record” 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It’s not a record, and he’s … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s tall tale on ‘record’ judges, income

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s dark portrait of Dem health plans

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump took a big step into the debate over the future of America’s health care system with an op-ed column in USA Today on Wednesday that presented a bleak vision of what would happen under plans backed by many Democrats to institute government insurance for everyone. Trump cast the idea as a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s dark portrait of Dem health plans

BILLINGS, Mont | AP FACT CHECK: Emails show Tester did try to meet Kavanaugh

BILLINGS, Mont — Republican Senate candidate Matt Rosendale accuses his Democratic opponent, Sen. Jon Tester, of obstructing the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by refusing to meet with him before deciding to vote against his nomination. The claim against the two-term incumbent feeds into State Auditor Rosendale’s narrative of Tester as hostile … Continue reading BILLINGS, Mont | AP FACT CHECK: Emails show Tester did try to meet Kavanaugh