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Fact Checker: January 6, 2008 - January 12, 2008

Huckabee's Cut-and-Paste Job

Mike Huckabee is claiming the he "created a nine-point immigration policy." It turns out that seven points were lifted from a Washington D.C. think tank.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 12, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Immigration  
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GOP Debate Myrtle beach

The Fact Checker and diplomatic reporter Glenn Kessler truth squad the Republican presidential debate from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 10, 2008; 7:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Candidate Record, Economy, Immigration, Live Fact Check, Other Foreign Policy  
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Clinton and Northern Ireland

Hillary Clinton claims that she was "intimately involved" in the Northern Ireland peace process. The Fact Checker examines the record.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 10, 2008; 10:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (80)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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Why We Got it Wrong

The prose candidate won. The Fact Checker asks why the media (FC included) were all wrong.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 9, 2008; 10:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (66)
Categories:  Barack Obama, MSM Watch  
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Lobbyists for Mitt

Seeking to bolster his "outsider" status, Mitt Romney says he does not owe any favors to lobbyists. That is not exactly true.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 9, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Poetry versus Prose

The Fact Checker shares his impressions from four days on the road in New Hampshire. The Poetry party is beating the Prose party.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 8, 2008; 10:53 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, History  
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Off-base on NAFTA and "Hillary Care"

UPDATED Monday 11:30 a.m. I am at Manchester airport, on my way back to Baltimore, after a fascinating four days in the Granite State. I will file a wrapup report tomorrow. There have been lots of statements to fact check, several of which will take a little more time. Here...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 7, 2008; 6:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  Candidate Watch, History, Other Foreign Policy  
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Obama and Iraq

5:10 p.m. I just came from a Bill Clinton town hall meeting in Peterborough. The news nugget out of the meeting was his attack on Barack Obama for alleged inconsistency over the Iraq war. The former president reminded his audience that Obama had made a big deal out of a...

By Washington Post Editors  | January 7, 2008; 5:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Iraq  
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NH: One Day to Go

One day to the New Hampshire primary. The Fact Checker is on the road, following the candidates.

By Michael Dobbs  | January 6, 2008; 10:36 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Immigration, Iraq, Other Foreign Policy  
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