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Fact Checker: November 11, 2007 - November 17, 2007

Four Pinocchios for Ron Paul

Ron Paul says he wants to abolish the income tax AND balance the federal budget. He says he would cut unnecessary spending abroad, but his figures don't add up.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 16, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Economy, Iraq, Other Foreign Policy  
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Mitt Warns Illegals: 'Get Off My Lawn'

Yesterday Mitt Romney lambasted Republican and Democratic rivals for favoring "sanctuaries" for illegal immigrants. We examine his record on "sanctuary cities" while he was governor of Massachusetts.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 15, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Immigration  
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Obama Blurs Definition of 'Combat Troops'

Barack Obama has promised to withdraw all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. But he has also said that he might send troops back into the country to fight al-Qaeda and "stop genocidal violence." Is he trying to have it both ways?

By Michael Dobbs  | November 14, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Iraq  
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Richardson Misstates the Facts on Iraq

The former U.N. ambassador claims that his Democratic rivals want to keep "as many as 75,000" troops in Iraq until 2013. That is inaccurate.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 13, 2007; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (29)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Iraq  
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Edwards vs. Clinton on Iraq

Edwards claims that Clinton does not have 'a plan' for Iraq, and has promised only to hold 'a planning meeting' with her generals. Is that accurate? The Fact Checker investigates.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 12, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (37)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Iraq  
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