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Fact Checker: December 2, 2007 - December 8, 2007

The Fact Checker Fact Checks The Post

An editorial last Monday in The Washington Post claimed that the Mexican economy has more than quadrupled in size over the last two decades. Do Post editors know what they are talking about?

By Michael Dobbs  | December 7, 2007; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, 2 Pinocchios, Economy, MSM Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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Clinton vs Obama: The 'Fact Check' War

The Clinton and Obama campaigns have issued competing "Fact Checks" on Iran. The Fact Checker fact checks the "fact checkers".

By Michael Dobbs  | December 6, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, 2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Iraq, Other Foreign Policy  
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The CIA's Biggest Bloopers

Has the CIA finally got it right on Iran? The Agency does not have a very good track record on weapons of mass destruction. The Fact Checker compiles a list of erroneous CIA predictions.

By Michael Dobbs  | December 5, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Gov Watch  
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'Bomb, Bomb, Bomb; Bomb, Bomb, Iran'

Some presidential candidates have claimed flatly on the campaign trail that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. But their assertions are undercut by the latest National Intelligence Estimate released yesterday.

By Michael Dobbs  | December 4, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy, Verdict Pending, War on Terror  
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A 'Superhighway' to Nowhere

Ron Paul, Tom Tancredo, and Duncan Hunter have all denounced the "NAFTA superhighway" as an attack on national sovereignty. The Fact Checker finds that their fears are much exaggerated.

By Michael Dobbs  | December 3, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Environment, Immigration, Social Issues  
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