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Fact Checker: September 7, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Weekend edition

John McCain claims that his running mate, Sarah Palin, never took earmarks as governor of Alaska. That's like trying to argue that black is white.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 12, 2008; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (207)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Spreading dirt on Palin--and Obama

Three pinocchios for a McCain campaign ad claiming that Barack Obama has "air-dropped a mini-army" of opposition researchers into Alaska in an attempt to "destroy" Sarah Palin.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 12, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Candidate Record  
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Sarah Palin's 'Worst Nightmare'?

According to her supporters, Sarah Palin recovered from "every politician's nightmare" when her teleprompter malfunctioned during her big moment at the Republican convention. True or False?

By Michael Dobbs  | September 11, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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McCain attacks on education

John McCain says that Obama's only accomplishment in education policy is passing a sex education bill for kindergartners. That is a gross distortion.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 10, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama  
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Sarah Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere

The McCain-Palin campaign continues to insist that the Alaska governor "stopped" the infamous "bridge to nowhere."

By Michael Dobbs  | September 9, 2008; 11:58 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (255)
Categories:  Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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Convention Edition

The Fact Checker is back, with a look at some of the more questionable claims aired at the Democratic and Republican conventions.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 7, 2008; 9:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (57)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch  
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