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Giffords

A conservative group has launched a $5 million flurry of ads against Democrats, including Gabrielle Giffords, that include statements about the health care overhaul that can’t be backed up, lack important context or are wrong. Read more»

Hayworth attacks the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007 for potentially costing U.S. taxpayers $2.6 trillion and "rewarding illegal aliens with Social Security and Medicare benefits." The first claim is misleading, and the second is wrong. Read more»

This campaign season, "bailout" is a dirty — and often misused — word. Those who abuse the word "bailout" aren't appealing to logic, or trying to describe what they oppose accurately. They are seeking to trigger a gut response in an audience inclined to recoil instinctively at the word, and hoping nobody stops to think or ask questions. Read more»

Do immigrants take American jobs? It’s a common refrain among those who want to tighten limits on legal immigration. But most economists say there’s little to support the claim. 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»

Sarah Palin made a splash over the weekend as the keynote speaker at the first National Tea Party convention, and she followed up with an interview on Fox News Sunday. But she didn’t always stick to the facts. Read more»

President Obama peppered his State of the Union with facts, which were mostly right but sometimes cherry-picked, strained or otherwise misleading. The Republican response had its problems, too Read more»