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Fact Checker: May 4, 2008 - May 10, 2008

The Tuskegee Experiment, Part II

The myth that refuses to die: Rosie O'Donnell joins the Rev. Wright in accusing the U.S. government of deliberately infecting African-Americans with syphilis.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 9, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (127)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Health, History, MSM Watch  
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How Unpopular Is George Bush?

Karl Rove is contesting claims that George W. Bush is the "most unpopular president" in history. The Fact Checker looks at the polls.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 8, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  History, Verdict Pending, Web Watch  
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A Geppetto for Bill Clinton

Sometimes facial expressions are more eloquent than the most stirring rhetoric. The Fact Checker studies Bill Clinton's face during Tuesday night's election rally in Indiana.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 7, 2008; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Geppetto's Checkmark  
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Gas Tax Wars

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have twisted the facts in competing ads on the proposed "gas tax holiday."

By Michael Dobbs  | May 6, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (78)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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Wright's Wild Charges

More pastor problems for Barack Obama. Wright is wrong on AIDS and the now-infamous "Tuskegee experiment."

By Michael Dobbs  | May 5, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (112)
Categories:  Video Watch  
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