NEW: Did Donald Trump's trip create or save 'millions' of jobs? False
Did Donald Trump's trip create or save 'millions' of jobs?
In a tweet from his first foreign trip as president, President Donald Trump touted his accomplishments on one of the cornerstones of his presidential campaign -- jobs. Trump traveled to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Brussels and Rome on a mix of business and diplomatic tasks from May 20 to May 27.
Here's a list of what Michael Flynn did, and when before his White House ouster:
Michael Flynn's downfall: a timeline
How to make sense of Michael Flynn's contradictions? He was one of the most distinguished military intelligence officers in a generation. Now he’s the shortest-lived national security adviser in American history after loose-lipped talk with the Russian ambassador to the United States. It's too soon to know how history will judge Flynn, an accomplished soldier under the microscope for ties to Russian and Turkish interests. What's certain is before his foray into politics, Flynn had a distinguished 33-year Army career that included top-level intelligence posts and promotion to the rank of three-star general. Perhaps his greatest achievement in uniform was ...
NEW: Did Obamacare premiums double in most states this year? No
Did Obamacare premiums double in most states this year? No
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says the House-passed Republican health care bill would leave 23 million more Americans without insurance by 2026. Republicans counter that the situation with the Affordable Care Act is dire.
Wisconsin photo ID law cut voter turnout by 200,000 in 2016 presidential election?
Wisconsin photo ID law cut turnout by 200,000 voters?
As they have for years, claims of voter suppression continue to be made by Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin. When President Donald Trump signed an order to create a commission to study voter fraud, Moore attacked its vice chairman as having
Ads by conservative group mislead about pre-existing conditions in GOP health care bill:
Ads mislead about pre-existing conditions in AHCA
A political group backed by House Speaker Paul Ryan has come to the aid of fellow Republicans who voted for their party’s Affordable Health Care Act. The American Action Network has launched two weeks of ads in 21 House districts that could face competitive races in 2018 because members voted for the bill May 4, including U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Miami and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast of the Treasure Coast. The politically conservative group has spent $5.6 million on TV, digital and radio advertising campaigns since the House passed the legislation. The ads, which will also run on MSNBC’s ...
The baseless claim that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich gave emails to WikiLeaks
Baseless claims that slain DNC staffer was WikiLeaks source
It’s been several months since the intelligence community concluded Russia tampered in the election, including stealing Democratic Party emails and giving them to WikiLeaks. Yet an unfounded conspiracy theory persists: that WikiLeaks actually got the emails from a Democratic National Committee staffer who was shot and killed in July 2016. Seth Rich, who worked on voter access projects for the DNC, was 27 when he was killed early in the morning near his Washington home. Ten months later, the case remains unsolved, though Washington police have said they believe it was likely a botched robbery. WikiLeaks published tens of thousands ...
Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment: What you need to know:
Obstruction of justice, immunity, impeachment: A primer
Americans are hearing a lot of comparisons these days between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, particularly after news reports revealed the existence of contemporaneous notes taken by soon-to-be-fired FBI director James Comey during his conversations with Trump. The news reports hinted at further notes that could be subpoenaed by either Congress or law enforcement, fueling speculation that these materials could help lay out a case that Trump committed obstruction of justice by seeking to quash probes into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia.
Is Wisconsin's attorney general right to claim untested rape kits are not a "backlog"? No.
Is there a 'backlog' of untested rape kits in Wisconsin?
Thousands of rape kits collected in Wisconsin in recent decades are now scheduled to be tested as officials seek to identify serial rapists or find leads on unsolved crimes. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel has agreed the work needs to be done, but he has repeatedly contested the description in news reports that the untested kits comprise a
Like Trump, Obama meddled in FBI probe about Clinton's emails, @rushlimbaugh says
Rush Limbaugh says like Donald Trump, Barack Obama also meddled in an FBI investigation
Amid accusations that President Donald Trump may have obstructed justice, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said President Barack Obama did the exact same thing. The New York Times and others have reported that back in February, Trump took FBI director James Comey aside and asked him to scale back the FBI’s investigation into former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and payments he received from foreign countries. Trump fired Comey several weeks later. Limbaugh said Obama took similar action during the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary ...