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Fact-checking President Trump’s Pinocchio-laden Associated Press interview

In a wide-ranging interview with Julie Pace of the Associated Press on April 21, President Trump yet again made many false or misleading statements. Here’s a roundup of 14 claims. As is our practice, we don’t award Pinocchios in roundups.<p><i>“I saved $725 million on the 90 planes. Just 90. Now there</i> …

Donald Trump

Numerous states considering anti-protest bills

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spencer DesAuteles was standing in a crosswalk at a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban in January when he and two other people were hit by a car. The Tennessee resident, who was working as a volunteer to keep protestors safe from traffic, said he had the legal right of way …

Rights & Freedoms

Ending Obamacare payments would actually cost the government billions of dollars

Trump has his finger on the button.<p>If President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to end some crucial Obamacare payments to health insurers, he could actually end up costing the federal government billions of dollars.<p>Trump has been making veiled threats against those subsidies, known as …

French elections: Can Marine Le Pen actually win?

<b>(CNN) —</b> No sooner had Marine Le Pen taken to the stage to greet her adoring supporters than the rest of the French political system was already moving against her.<p>As Le Pen spoke of it being the "time to free French people from arrogant elites," those who she had spent her entire campaign scolding …

At least 18 Kurdish YPG members killed in Turkish air strikes in Syrial: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 18 Kurdish YPG fighters and media officials were killed in Turkish air strikes on a headquarters of the militia in northeastern Syria on Tuesday, the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.<p>The YPG, a U.S. ally in the fight against Islamic …

With Shutdown Looming, Trump Is Tweeting Out Demands. Will He Stick By Them?

"I also protect myself by being flexible. I never get too attached to one deal or one approach."<p>Those words from Donald Trump's <i>The Art of The Deal</i> may be giving congressional Republicans some hope this week.<p>That's because Congress is facing a midnight Friday deadline to pass legislation to keep the …

France honors police officer killed in Champs-Elysees attack

PARIS (AP) — France's top officials and presidential candidates attended a national ceremony Tuesday to honor the police officer killed by an Islamic …