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Factcheck: 'Pledge to America' asserts dubious claims

The Republican "Pledge to America," released Sept. 23, contains dubious factual claims about the economy, unemployment, taxes and the stimulus bill. Get the facts in this analysis.... Read more»

Misleading ad attacks Giffords' health care vote

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»

Factcheck: Hayworth's misleading attack on McCain immigration bill

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»


‘Bailout’ baloney: Serving up loaded word to spin public

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»

Does immigration cost jobs?

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»

More malarkey about health care

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»

Fact-checking Palin's Tea Party speech

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»

Fact-checking the State of the Union

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»