The allegations surrounding possible collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia is a major story and is a rather complicated web of contradictory statements and shadowy operations. The issues is not one that can be easily explained in a single post. Plus, there is an aspect to the topic that includes WikiLeaks. To document these facts, I have created a set of pages dedicated to this topic.
For the foreseeable future, the page Trump / Russia / WikiLeaks Connections is going to be a work in progress and it will be updated when new facts are learned about these potential connections and possible misdeeds. Feel free to visit and browse. If you have any comments, feel free to add them to this post (they might not be available on the pages).
Q: Has Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, been impeached?
A: No. That claim was made by a self-described “satirical publication.”
Source: San Juan Mayor Wasn’t Impeached – FactCheck.org
The current sword hanging over the Obamacare health insurance markets is the future of one of the subsidies in the system. It’s called cost-sharing reduction and it cushions lower-income people from out-of-pocket costs when they see a doctor.
Source: Trump mislabels Obamacare subsidy as gift to insurers | PolitiFact
President Donald Trump exaggerates when he describes a reduction in the top marginal rate for pass-through business income as a boost to small businesses and truckers.
- The president claimed that “more than 30 million” small-business owners would get “a 40 percent cut in their marginal tax rate.” But only 670,000 taxpayers who report business income would earn enough to get that rate reduction.
- Trump said “many American truckers who file taxes as sole-proprietors, S corporations or partnerships” will pay a “substantially lower” top tax rate. Truck drivers, or any other business owner, would have to earn more than $91,900 in taxable income to get a lower top tax rate, and more than $418,400 to see the kind of benefit Trump described.
Source: Trump Exaggerates ‘Small Business’ Tax Cuts – FactCheck.org
Our partners at E.W. Scripps recently interviewed President Donald Trump and members of his administration about the tax plan Trump is supporting.
Here are the facts behind some of their comments.
Source: Fact-checking Trump and his team on taxes | PolitiFact
The debate over gun control revives after each mass shooting. The slayings in Las Vegas brought top National Rifle Association executive Chris Cox to Fox News Sunday.
The NRA had called on the government to immediately review whether bump stocks comply with federal law. Bump stocks are the devices that allow a semiautomatic weapon to closely mimic full automatic firing and were found on 12 of the shooter’s rifles.
Source: Fact-checking the NRA’s response to proposed gun laws after Las Vegas | PolitiFact
Dreamers are young people who grew up in the United States after being brought here illegally as children or infants. Trump has said he was willing to negotiate with Democrats in order to allow them to stay.
In exchange, Trump is seeking changes to immigration law that would affect other minors who come to the United States illegally.
Source: Donald Trump omits facts in claim about loopholes, unaccompanied minors | PolitiFact
In late-night host Jimmy Kimmel’s monologue about Las Vegas and the influence of the gun industry, he charged that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and other lawmakers “won’t do anything about this because the NRA has their balls in a money clip.”
Source: Counting up how much the NRA spends on campaigns and lobbying | PolitiFact