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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's premature win on trade, Syria fiction

Oct. 14, 2019 1:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a week of caustic rhetoric by President Donald Trump over Syria and the impeachment inquiry, and truth often took a beating. Seeking to justify pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump spread false information about the total defeat of the Islamic State and misrepresented the scope...

Impeachment dominates, but much other work awaits Congress

Oct. 13, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment may have leapfrogged to the top of the national agenda, but members of Congress still have their day jobs as legislators, and they're returning to Washington this coming week with mixed hopes of success. It's a volatile, difficult-to-predict time in Washington as lawmakers end...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's shoddy info on Syria, impeachment

Oct. 12, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spread shoddy information about Syria, the economy and matters at the heart of the impeachment inquiry against him in a week of caustic rhetoric. Some examples: TRUMP, on Hunter Biden, whose father is former Vice President Joe Biden, a Trump political rival: "Guy...

Trump attacks Biden, slams impeachment probe at Minn. rally

Oct. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Confronting an investigation provoked by his...

McGrath US Senate campaign raises nearly $11 million

Oct. 10, 2019 6:35 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The U.S. Senate campaign for Amy McGrath says she has raised nearly $11 million in her first three months of fundraising in her effort to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. According to a news release Thursday, McGrath's campaign finance report is expected to show total...

Judge rejects claim that Kentucky AG candidate not qualified

Oct. 10, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A judge in Louisville declared Thursday that the Republican candidate for Kentucky attorney general has the necessary law credentials to run for that office. Daniel Cameron's legal resume was challenged by Louisville resident Joseph L. Jackson, who filed a lawsuit seeking to remove...

'Welcome to Minneapolis': Trump rally roils liberal bastion

Oct. 10, 2019 3:37 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The conflict and Twitter battles arrived in Minnesota well ahead of President Donald Trump's touchdown in the state. Trump traded Twitter insults with the Minneapolis mayor over who should pay more than $500,000 in security costs for Thursday's rally at a downtown arena. He denounced...

Closely watched GOP senator calls impeachment a 'mistake'

Oct. 9, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retiring Republican senator who's being closely watched for his view on President Donald Trump's potential impeachment strengthened his stance against Democrats' investigation of the president on Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said in a written statement that impeaching Trump...

Trump's firewall holds solid on Fox News' prime time

Oct. 9, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Critics of President Donald Trump who wonder about the tenacity of his supporters need only to spend three hours with Fox News Channel's headliners to get an idea why. On his most influential venue, Trump's firewall remains secure. Tuesday night in prime time, Tucker Carlson referenced...

Clarification: United States-Syria-Republican Backlash story

Oct. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 7 about some of President Donald Trump's most loyal allies revolting against his decision to pull back U.S. troops from northern Syria, The Associated Press reported that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has "shrugged off the key allegation in the impeachment inquiry." The story...