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Fact-check: Trump claims wind turbines hurt property value ‘by 65%’

Fact-check: Trump claims wind turbines hurt property value ‘by 65%’

President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday at an Ohio rally that wind turbines significantly decrease property value. “Put the windmills up and watch the value of your house, if you’re in sight of a windmill, watch the value of your house go down by 65%,” he told the audience. Facts First: While some properties can see…MORE

White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

White House again claims defeat of ISIS caliphate in Syria as fighting continues

The White House announced Friday that the ISIS caliphate in Syria has been 100% defeated, but CNN’s team on the ground reported that US-backed forces are still working to clear final pockets of fighters holed up in tunnels alongside the now-cleared village of Baghouz, the group’s last stronghold. Press secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters that…MORE

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

Trump says auto imports don’t threaten national security, despite tariff threat

President Donald Trump said Friday he doesn’t see car imports as a national security threat, even though he has considered using national security justifications to slap tariffs on foreign automobiles and auto parts. “Well, no,” Trump said when Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo asked if auto imports threaten the United States. “What poses a national…MORE

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

Boeing promoted 737 MAX as requiring little additional pilot training

New evidence has surfaced that Boeing told its commercial airline customers that the 737 MAX was fundamentally similar to previous versions of the workhorse jet, despite the addition of a stability system investigators are scrutinizing in probes of the Lion Air and Ethiopian crashes. The planes are so similar, the sales pitch went, that airlines…MORE

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

Treasury rolls out extra relief on tax penalties

American taxpayers who fell short on paying their IOUs to Uncle Sam over the course of 2018 will be getting some more relief from the Internal Revenue Service. The Treasury Department announced Friday it would waive some penalties amid rising concerns among both Democrats and Republicans that changes from the 2017 tax law have left…MORE

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Don’t worry, Beto O’Rourke asks before he stands on counters

Beto O’Rourke’s habit of standing on things — especially counters — has become a point of public fascination, spawning memes and Twitter accounts in the early days of his campaign. But don’t worry. He asks first. It started on the former Texas congressman’s first morning as a presidential candidate, in Burlington, Iowa. Midway through his…MORE

This was the last week of the Trump presidency as we know it

This was the last week of the Trump presidency as we know it

Donald Trump has been president for 792 days. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been on the job — investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Russians and members of Trump’s campaign — for 675 days. That all came to a head at 5 p.m. Eastern, when the Justice…MORE

Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller ends investigation

Robert Mueller is done. After a 22-month investigation, charges against 37 defendants, seven guilty pleas and one conviction at trial, the Justice Department announced Friday that the special counsel’s office has wrapped up its probe into Russian election interference, possible Trump campaign collusion with Moscow and obstruction of justice. A senior Justice Department official told…MORE