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Fact Checker: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

McCain's Fantasy War on Earmarks

John McCain has promised to save $100 billion by abolishing earmarks. His economic calculations contain a large dose of fantasy.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 23, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (123)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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Barack in Wonderland

Barack Obama takes a lesson from Lewis Carroll to wriggle out of a meeting with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. His words mean what he wants them to mean.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 22, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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McCain, Obama, and Kissing Dictators

John McCain has slammed Barack Obama for being willing to meet with foreign tyrants. But American presidents have a long tradition of shaking hands with mass murderers.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 21, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (94)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, History, Other Foreign Policy  
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John McCain's Birthplace

Some bloggers are challenging John McCain's claim that he was born inside the Panama Canal Zone. But a review of the archival record substantiates the senator's account.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 20, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, History, Web Watch  
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