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Fact Checker: October 5, 2008 - October 11, 2008

Did Obama "lie" about Ayers?

The McCain campaign claims that Barack Obama "lied" about his relationship with the former Weather Underground leader Bill Ayers. It would be more accurate to say that he "told the truth slowly."

By Michael Dobbs  | October 10, 2008; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (880)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Nashville Presidential Debate part II

More glitches and misstatements from the presidential debate. Obama misfires on health savings; McCain twists his rival's health care plan.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 8, 2008; 1:42 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch  
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Second Presidential Debate: Nashville

Join the Fact Checker and friends for live coverage of tonight's presidential debate from Nashville.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 7, 2008; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (199)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Economy, Live Fact Check, Other Foreign Policy  
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McCain fudges his Navy record

John McCain claims that his first plane crash, back in December 1960, was the result of engine failure. A U.S. Navy investigation makes clear that it was caused by pilot error.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 6, 2008; 11:26 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (473)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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