AP FACT CHECK: A Washington week of bluster

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's first spending plan for the government and a report by the Congressional Budget Office on Republican health care kicked up quite a fuss in Washington over the past week. Bold claims flew on those developments and more. Many don't hold up to scrutiny:

  • Written by CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM DRINKARD , Associated Press

Lawmakers propose reeling back reporting requirements

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Political candidates, party committees and political action committees would no longer have to report certain contributions and expenditures within 24 hours under a bill sponsored by a top Republican.

  • Written by MARINA VILLENEUVE , Associated Press

Trump budget aims to make PBS' 50th year its last

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal act that created public broadcasting is marking its 50th year, but if President Donald Trump has his way it will be its last.

  • Written by LYNN ELBER , AP Television Writer

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation, but back home they rate little more than a shrug.

  • Written by SCOTT McFETRIDGE , Associated Press