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Fact Checker: September 28, 2008 - October 4, 2008

VP Debate Part II

More bloopers from the vice presidential debate, including gaps in both candidates' foreign policy expertise.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 3, 2008; 6:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (79)
Categories:  Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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Palin twists the facts on Darfur

Sarah Palin claimed in the vice presidential debate that she "called for divestment" from companies with business interests in Sudan as a protest against the genocide in Darfur. The record shows that her administration initially opposed the divestment campaign.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 3, 2008; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (39)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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Vice Presidential Debate: St Louis

The Fact Checker and Friends truth-squad the vice presidential debate from St. Louis. Join us on-line.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 2, 2008; 7:35 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (149)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Live Fact Check  
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Obama's 'Trillion Dollar' Spending Plan

The GOP says Obama will add to the deficit with a $1 trillion spending plan. It depends on who is doing the counting.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 1, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Economy  
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The Great Bracelet Debate

An Obama spokesman accused a Fox News host of "making things up" in the controversy over a bracelet honoring a fallen Iraq war soldier. We sort out what happened.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 30, 2008; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (51)
Categories:  Iraq, MSM Watch  
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The Art of Meaningless Spin

In post-debate spin, both candidates are accusing the other of failing to use words like "middle class" or "victory." So what?

By Michael Dobbs  | September 29, 2008; 11:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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