Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Politics A.M.: Fact-checking Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly

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Fact Checker •  Analysis
Fact-checking President Trump's speech to the U.N. General Assembly
The president offered other world leaders a "greatest hits" version of his favorite claims from his campaign rallies. We look at 14 key claims.
'People actually laughed at a president': At U.N. speech, Trump suffers the fate he always feared
The president had long accused American leaders of being taken advantage of by foreign counterparts. But on Tuesday, he was the one who suffered the indignity.
Today's WorldView • Analysis
From 'Rocket Man' to a man of 'courage'
At the United Nations General Assembly, Trump turned his ire away from North Korea and its leader.
Kavanaugh's 'choir boy' image on Fox interview rankles former Yale classmates
Some took issue with the Supreme Court nominee's description of his younger self, saying they knew him as a heavy drinker.
'Back in the foxhole together': Conservatives rally around Kavanaugh amid accusations
The allegations of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee are energizing GOP voters ahead of the pivotal November midterms.
Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell is GOP choice to question Kavanaugh and accuser at hearing
A registered Republican, Mitchell has worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for 26 years.
The Trailer: Kavanaugh and the Democrats who backed Gorsuch
In this edition: The Kavanaugh problem for red state Democrats, Rick Scott hitting red tides in Florida, health-care double-talk, and how to Be A Hero.
The Fix • Analysis
Brett Kavanaugh has no good choices anymore
He's in line for a lifetime U.S. Supreme Court appointment, but it's difficult to imagine how the path ahead is not personally and professionally devastating.
Rod Rosenstein's departure was imminent. Now he is likely to survive until after the midterms, officials say
The deputy attorney general told the White House he was willing to quit if President Trump wouldn't disparage him.
Resign, fire or stay? Rosenstein is the latest contestant in Trump's favorite game.
'I think it pleases him to sort of paw at a wounded mouse in front of him,' one Trump biographer said.
Trump keeps threatening to end foreign aid for disloyal countries. Here's why it hasn't happened.
The president reiterated in his U.N. speech that the United States would begin giving aid only to countries "who respect us and, frankly, are our friends."
A nationalist abroad: Stephen Bannon evangelizes Trump-style politics across Europe
The former White House strategist, who has joined a far-right Brussels-based group, finds some allies — and skeptics.
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