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Fact Checker: November 25, 2007 - December 1, 2007

No Sanctuary from Mitt and Rudy

What's the difference between a 'sanctuary city' and a 'sanctuary mansion'? The Fact Checker investigates.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 30, 2007; 8:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Immigration  
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Rudy the Crime Buster

Has Giuliani exaggerated his crime-fighting achievements? The Fact Checker takes a look at the raw FBI data.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 29, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (36)
Categories:  Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Social Issues, Verdict Pending  
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Obama Tells a Fib

Obama claims that George Bush never left the country prior to his election as president. That is false.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 28, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (92)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Economy, History, Other Foreign Policy  
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Pinocchios for Mitt and Rudy

Rudy Giuliani claims that violent crime went up in Massachusetts under Mitt Romney. Is he telling the truth?

By Michael Dobbs  | November 27, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, 2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Social Issues  
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Grace and Candor Under Pressure

Giuliani, Clinton, and Obama receive Geppetto checkmarks from the Fact Checker for statements that combine honesty with memorability.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 26, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Geppetto's Checkmark  
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