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AP FACT CHECK: Claims in the VP debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:52pm
Not all the claims in the vice presidential debate stand up to scrutiny. A look at some of them and how they compare with the facts:
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Trump retweets supporter who says Kaine looks like 'Batman' villain

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:49pm
Donald Trump promised his Twitter followers that he would livetweet Tuesday night's vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Tim Kaine, but the Republican nominee mostly retweeted his supporters.
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Pence, Kaine trade attacks, talk over each other as VP debate goes off the rails

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:26pm
From the opening moments of their debate here at Longwood University, Tim Kaine constantly attacked Donald Trump, while Mike Pence defended his running mate and slammed Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy and private e-mail server.
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Kaine says Trump 'loves dictators' at vice presidential debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:50pm
Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine accused Donald Trump of having a "personal Mt.
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Pence uses Bill Clinton's ObamaCare criticism against Kaine

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:31pm
Mike Pence used Bill Clinton’s recent ObamaCare criticism to rap Democratic rival Tim Kaine at Tuesday’s vice presidential debate.
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GOP declares Pence the winner before the vice presidential debate begins

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:16pm
The Republican National Committee declared Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be the clear winner of Tuesday night's vice presidential debate against Tim Kaine.
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Kaine, Pence trade blows over 'insult-driven campaigns' in VP debate

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:30pm
Mike Pence and Tim Kaine scrambled to defend their running mates’ temperament and judgment at their first and only face-off Tuesday night – an unruly 90-minute session in which the vice presidential candidates routinely talked over each other - and the moderator - as they channeled some of the feistiness from last week’s opening presidential debate
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Congress kicks criminal justice to the next president

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:07pm
Congressional lawmakers who this year touted a bipartisan effort to pass criminal justice reform legislation now concede passage is unlikely this year, leaving its fate largely in the hands of the next president.
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Hundreds of veterans died waiting for care at Phoenix VA hospital, watchdog report finds

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 6:46pm
More than 200 veterans have died while waiting for medical care at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, two years after the facility was at the center of scandal in which patient records were altered to hide the length of their waiting period.
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California petitions to become first state to offer ObamaCare to illegal immigrants

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:09pm
California’s health care exchange is requesting that it be allowed a waiver from certain ObamaCare regulations in order to allow illegal immigrants to buy insurance on the exchange – which wouild make California the first state to extend ObamaCare to illegal immigrants.
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Witness: Ex-ally said NJ, NY governors discussed report on bridge lane-closure scandal

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 4:47pm
A onetime top ally of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said the governor and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo discussed releasing a false report to tamp down questions over the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal, the prosecution's key witness testified Tuesday.
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Pence, Kaine try to take the heat off the top of the ticket

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:51pm
Tonight's veep debate puts the running mates on the spot.
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Pence, Kaine face off amid top-of-ticket turmoil

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:35pm
After a week of roiling presidential race controversies -- including the release of Donald Trump's tax returns and Hillary Clinton's unflattering portrayal of millennial voters -- their running mates meet Tuesday for a debate where they hope to steady their respective campaigns and launch their own offensives.
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Ayotte says she 'misspoke' when she said Trump is role model

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:59am
New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte says she "misspoke" when she said Donald Trump is a role model for children. Democrats seized on the Republican lawmaker's tortured response and pressed her to explain what about Trump children should emulate.
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Trump camp slams media over 'out-of-context' frenzy on PTSD remarks

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 11:15am
The Donald Trump campaign is firing back at the media over a slew of “out-of-context” reports and headlines asserting the Republican nominee took a swipe at PTSD-suffering veterans by suggesting they aren’t “strong” and “can’t handle” the stress of war.
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Dems turn on ObamaCare amid premium hikes, Bill Clinton laments ‘crazy system’

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 9:00am
ObamaCare has survived dozens of Republican attempts to repeal and undermine it, but a new wave of Democratic complaints -- led most recently by former President Bill Clinton -- about the cost crush facing consumers is posing a fresh challenge.
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Pence to show 'feisty' side at VP debate with Kaine

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 8:26am
Mike Pence plans to show his “feisty” side as he squares off Tuesday night against Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine at their first and only debate, according to Donald Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
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Obama administration secretly used taxpayer money to scout move for Guantanamo detainees

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 7:38am
The Obama administration secretly used taxpayer money to fund an official inspection of several U.S. cities as possible locations to move terrorist inmates held at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp in violation of federal law, the Washington Free Beacon has learned.
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WikiLeaks' 'October Surprise' fails; Assange promises more to come

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 6:18am
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange announced Tuesday that his website will publish information regarding the presidential election “every week for the next 10 weeks.”
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Trump tax fallout: Why the media's 'bombshell' may not explode

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 5:00am
Donald Trump is a genius.That’s the line that such top surrogates as Rudy Guiliani and Chris Christie have been peddling in the wake of the New York Times publishing a 20-year-old tax return showing that Trump wrote off a loss of $916 million.
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