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As usual in this election, we’ve focused on what was true or false in the flood of campaign advertising. We kept our opinions to ourselves, and laid out the evidence in as sober and evenhanded a fashion as we could manage. Well, enough of that. We present a look at funny, scary and just plain bizarre campaign ads. Read more»
Midterm elections are an embarrassment of riches for fact-checkers — this year more than others. With both parties fighting desperately control of the House and Senate, the amount of deceit in political advertising is at least as high as we’ve ever seen. Read more»
We’ve seldom seen a piece of legislation so widely misrepresented, and misunderstood, as the new health care law. No wonder people are confused. And even now the misrepresentations continue. Read more»