AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump's budget director insists the administration's spending plans won't cut Medicaid money, but by any conventional measure of federal financing the health care program for families and the poor is clearly on the chopping block.

  • Written by JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's suspect claim about Iran's collapse

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump tells it, Iran would be a collapsed state by now if only the Obama administration had refused the 2015 deal that eased economic sanctions in return for a freeze on Iranian nuclear development. This starved-into-submission scenario, however, doesn't fit with the circumstances of that time.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER , Associated Press

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans senators conceded Thursday that a scathing analysis of the House GOP health care bill had complicated their effort to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law.

  • Written by ALAN FRAM and RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY and CHAD DAY , Associated Press

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump met Pope Francis this week, the U.S. leader renewed a commitment to fighting global famine and proudly announced a new multimillion-dollar American aid contribution to four African nations in crisis. Left unsaid by the president or the White House: His proposal to slash such funds by more than 40 percent in the next fiscal year.

  • Written by MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer