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Fact Checker: February 17, 2008 - February 23, 2008

Obama vs Clinton

Both candidates made some factual errors, but no huge mistakes, in last night's Democratic debate from Austin, Texas.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 21, 2008; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy, Social Issues  
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Bombs Away!

Macho alert! John McCain suggested changing the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" to "Bomb, bomb, Iran." But he is blasting Barack Obama for talking about bombing al Qaeda targets in Pakistan.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 21, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, War on Terror  
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The Obama 'pledge'

Barack Obama claims that he never promised to accept public financing in the general election if the GOP candidate does the same. We look at the record.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 20, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (164)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Obama's 'Weatherman' Connection

A spate of blog postings and newspaper articles are linking Barack Obama to a former member of the radical Weathermen group. Is this a case of guilt by association?

By Michael Dobbs  | February 19, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (343)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Verdict Pending  
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