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China and Medicare

A quick roundup of fact checks from around the web:

- CBS News finds that candidates continue to use China as a bogeyman in their ads. They also note that an attack on Baron Hill by a National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee ad is recycled bunk. As CBS News reports:

"Is Baron Hill running for Congress in Indiana - or China?" a narrator asks before criticizing Hill for supporting the stimulus package. In the background, ominous Far East-tinged music plays; the Forbidden City and a Chinese flag are seen on the red-tinged screen. At one point, raised fists appear below an image of Hill standing at a lectern ... The spot ties its claim to an argument that the stimulus bill created renewable energy jobs in China. A similar claim from Sarah Palin earlier this year was deemed false by PolitiFact.

- Politifact has looked at a fresh set of ads on healthcare as well. They examined health care attack ads from Republican leaning groups in three states -- Florida, California, and Pennsylvania -- and "found each of those attacks to be Barely True." The truth is that Democrats voted for the health care bill. The rest of the attacks? Not true.

By Justin Bank  | October 12, 2010; 4:59 PM ET
Categories:  Fact Check 2010  
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