AP FACT CHECK

CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

CHICAGO — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s campaign has hit the Illinois airwaves with a new claim that Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to tax drivers for the mileage they log by using a tracking device. It’s the latest in a string of Rauner ads that accuse Pritzker of harboring plans to raise taxes. The candidates … Continue reading CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: White House’s selective reading on economy

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pitched a wildly off-base claim about economic growth Monday as the White House used selective statistics to build a case that the economy is doing much better than when Barack Obama was in office. The attention on Obama comes as the ex-president steps back into the political arena on behalf … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: White House’s selective reading on economy

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is playing loose with the facts in his exuberance to push through a trade agreement with Mexico. He insists the deal reached this past week between the United States and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement is “one of the largest trade deals” ever. It’s not. And … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s week of fiction: trade, Google, polls

WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims Google shunned speech

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is wrongly claiming that Google shunned his State of the Union speech but promoted Barack Obama’s addresses. In a tweet Wednesday, Trump posts a video that shows Google promoting Obama’s State of the Union address on its homepage from 2012 to 2016, while seemingly failing to do the same for … Continue reading WASHINGTON | AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrongly claims Google shunned speech

CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

CHICAGO  — Republican Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is telling voters that his Democratic opponent J.B. Pritzker plans to raise taxes by 26 percent if he’s elected to office. Rauner, who is seeking a second term this fall, has spent years battling Democrats over how to handle the state’s troubled finances, which are plagued by a … Continue reading CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent

DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Fed gov’t overstates claims of auto safety

DETROIT  — The Trump administration is overstating claims of auto safety and reduced costs in justifying its proposal to weaken Obama-era fuel economy requirements that were aimed at making cars more fuel efficient. On Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged a freeze of fuel efficiency standards at 2020 levels, … Continue reading DETROIT | AP FACT CHECK: Fed gov’t overstates claims of auto safety

AP FACT CHECK: Claim against Sen. Baldwin exaggerated

Wisconsin Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir has repeatedly attacked incumbent U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, saying the Democrat failed to protect communities against sex offenders. Vukmir, a state senator, is one of two leading contenders for the Republican nomination to take on Baldwin in the November election, with national control of the Senate majority possibly … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Claim against Sen. Baldwin exaggerated

NEW YORK | AP FACT CHECK: Facebook doesn’t sell data but profits off it

NEW YORK | April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Mark Zuckerberg insisted once again Tuesday that Facebook doesn’t sell your data, calling it a common misconception people have about Facebook. Here’s a look at his remarks. ZUCKERBERG: “We do not sell data to advertisers,” the Facebook CEO testified during a Senate hearing. “What we allow is for … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP FACT CHECK: Facebook doesn’t sell data but profits off it