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GOP's 'job-killing' whopper on health care law, again

The exaggerated Republican claim that the new health care law "kills jobs" was high on our list of the "Whoppers of 2011." But the facts haven't stopped Republicans and their allies from making an overblown "job-killing" claim a major theme of campaign 2012.... Read more»0

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Gingrich makes a French connection

Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney once again, this time in a Web video that bashes Romney for raising taxes, giving money to Democrats (back in 1992) and — sacre bleu! — speaking French. But a few of the claims, besides the French one, could use some context.... Read more»0

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Cain's false attack on Planned Parenthood

Herman Cain has offered an alternate version of history in claiming that Planned Parenthood’s founder wanted to prevent “black babies from being born.” ... Read more»0

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Romney didn't give illegal immigrants new benefits

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is claiming that Mitt Romney “OK'd health care for illegal immigrants” by signing Massachusetts’ 2006 health care overhaul law. But the law didn’t give illegal immigrants anything new.... Read more»0

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It was recycled spin at N.H. GOP debate

At the latest debate, the Republican presidential candidates repeated several claims they’ve made before. The candidates reiterated false and misleading lines about the federal health care law, the debt ceiling debate, job creation and more.... Read more»0

Analysis

Factcheck: A Texas-size recovery

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's claim that "40 percent … of all the jobs in America were created in Texas" since June 2009 is accurate. But it’s also true that the increase in jobs hasn't kept pace with the rise in the state's population — so the number of jobless Texans also has risen.... Read more»1

Factcheck: Debt-limit debate round-up

The last few weeks have been filled with debate, accusations, stalemate and false claims about the debt ceiling and how — and whether — it should be raised. As Tuesday's default deadline looms, here's a look at the less-than-factual talking points we've addressed.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Obama's mis-Tweets

In a "Twitter Town Hall" event, President Barack Obama repeated a disputed claim about the electric car battery market, and he claimed that the payroll tax holiday is worth $1,000 to "almost every single American" when many will get less than that.... Read more»0

Factcheck: Dueling economic ads

A conservative group's ad makes the rise in unemployment under President Obama appear worse than it actually is. And in a counter-attack ad, a liberal group offers its spin on GOP economic plans. (with video)... Read more»0

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Palin whoppers on debt, oil imports

Sarah Palin made two wildly inaccurate claims on the debt accumulated under President Obama and oil imports.... Read more»2

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