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Fact Checker: June 1, 2008 - June 7, 2008

McCain forgets his own votes

John McCain says he supported "every investigation" into the New Orleans tragedy. But he twice voted against a Democratic proposal for a 9/11 style commission.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 5, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Social Issues  
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Barack Obama vs Lou Dobbs

According to Barack Obama, Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh are partly responsible for a "doubling" of hate crimes against Latinos last year. His stats are all wrong.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 4, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Immigration, Social Issues  
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The real Michael Dobbs

The Fact Checker gets confused with his distant Irish cousin. Being mistaken for someone else can have its humorous side. How to sort out which Michael Dobbs is which.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 3, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  MSM Watch  
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'The People Have Spoken'

Hillary Clinton says that the "people have spoken" and she is the "chosen" one. Her claim to be winning "the popular vote" is highly debatable. It is also meaningless.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 2, 2008; 11:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, History  
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