THE FACTS: Not so. First, this year’s numbers are not compiled. Also, FBI statistics show the violent crime rate was lower in 2014 than in 2018, the most recent year recorded. Also, crime overall was substantially lower in the 1950s and 1960s, grew after that and has been on a downward trend since the 1990s, with variations along the way. … [Read more...] about Analysis: Fact checking recent statements from Trump on protests, Seattle, health care
Fact check for state of the union address
TRUMP: “Interesting? By Congress not wanting the special 5 minute testing apparatus, they are saying that they are not ‘essential’. In any event, we have great testing capacity, and have performed 6.5 million tests, which is more than every country in the world, combined!” — tweet Monday. … [Read more...] about AP FACT CHECK: Trump won’t admit failures in coronavirus testing
In March, a poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found a majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws. The survey was conducted both before and after a mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand. It found that 67 percent of Americans support making US gun laws stricter, while 22 percent say they should be left as they are and 10 percent think they should be made less strict. … [Read more...] about President Trump Addresses Nation Following Mass Shootings, 1 Of Which Left Western Pa. Man Dead
8:47 a.m. Trump says Nevada is ‘using Covid to steal the state’ with mail-in ballots: President Trump responded Monday on Twitter to Nevada state lawmakers’ Sunday decision to mail ballots to all registered voters ahead of the November election. “In an illegal late night coup, Nevada’s clubhouse Governor made it impossible for Republicans to win the state. Post Office could never handle the Traffic of Mail-In Votes without preparation. Using Covid to steal the state. See you in Court!” the president wrote, retweeting a photo of Trump supporters protesting the decision posted by GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. Sunday’s vote in Nevada followed seven other states that are transitioning to mail-in votes to prevent the spread of coronavirus on election day. Last Thursday, Trump suggested delaying the election to avoid mail-in voting. The suggestions was widely shot down by Democrats and Republicans. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: Case numbers prompt cautious optimism on state turnaround
If it makes sense, yes. The Warriors currently have a top-five pick and two late second-round picks, but I highly doubt they’ll keep all three. This is a team that is already using a 15-man roster spot on a developmental project in Alen Smailagic. To compete for a title, the Warriors can’t afford to use many more spots on players who probably wouldn’t help in a playoff game. … [Read more...] about Warriors mailbag: What’s Golden State’s best-case scenario this offseason?