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Factcheck

GOP candidates a bit off on facts during debate

Seven Republican presidential hopefuls for 2012 debated in New Hampshire June 13. Here a few factual claims that we found to be false or misleading — and an example of one claim the debaters got right.... Read more»

Factcheck: Romney wrong on deficits, auto bailout

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney wrongly claimed deficits “multiplied … by a factor of four or five” under President Barack Obama. He also incorrectly stated that auto companies have repaid only a "small" share of the government bailout money.... Read more»1

Smart v. Stupid

The lingering Bush hangover

A new analysis by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities lays the blame for our current fiscal woes squarely at the feet of the Bush administration. It also offers clear cut solutions.... Read more»2

Smart v. Stupid

Republicans candidates fear drowning in Tea

Smart v. Stupid: Republican presidential candidates don't want Dick Armey's Tea Party to ruin their future electability. So they wait...... Read more»

Factcheck

Romney off-base about health care

Mitt Romney made misleading statements about the federal health care law in an effort to highlight how it differs from the overhaul he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts.... Read more»

Daniels raised more than $2 million for PAC in 2010

While Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels coyly dodges questions about his presidential intentions, he quietly raised more money for his state political action committee than any other potential 2012 Republican candidate.... Read more»

Giffords leads with Dems, Palin with GOP in Senate primary poll

Arizona Democrats favor U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords as their nominee to fill the Senate seat being vacated by Jon Kyl. For Republicans, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin is their top choice as a Senate candidate.... Read more»1

Romney hopes to rake in $3 million from dialing-for-dollars event

Romney fundraisers said his committee is trying to raise between $15 million and $30 million this quarter and a minimum of $50 million for the primary season... Read more»

Fact-checking Republicans at CPAC

Republicans at the Conservative Political Action Conference this past weekend strayed at times from the facts, although for the most part, they stuck to expressing their low opinions of the current administration and its policies.... Read more»

The world in 2011: A look at the year ahead

The New Year is a time for predictions, so here are a few for 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama will not earn his Nobel Peace Prize retroactively by bringing peace to the Middle East this year. Israel will not halt its settlement activity, and the Palestinians will not enter serious negotiations.... Read more»

Let the distortions begin: Election 2012 sneak preview

It has been seven weeks now since the midterms, but that doesn't mean there's no campaigning going on. Republican presidential aspirants are off and running, jockeying for exposure. We've been keeping track, and have noticed some twisting of the truth – already!... Read more»

Republicans confront realities of health overhaul, position themselves in Congress

Even with a new majority in the House come January, Republicans concede that winning a repeal vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate is unlikely – and the two-thirds needed to override a presidential veto, well out of reach.... Read more»

Think again

Just what exactly is Fox News?

Fox News Channel is often described as a cable news station. On occasion, the words “conservative” or “biased” are attached to that description. But few dispute the journalistic orientation of the overall enterprise. This is a mistake.... Read more»4

Health care reform

New book explains health insurance mandate

In a new book, Landmark: The Inside Story of America's New Health Care Law and What It Means for Us All, the staff of The Washington Post writes about various provisions of the new health law. Here is information on mandatory insurance coverage. ... Read more»

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