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Fact Checker: October 12, 2008 - October 18, 2008

Obama Misleads on Colombia

Barack Obama justified his opposition to a free trade agreement with Colombia by citing the murders of trade union activists. He failed to note that the murder rate has come down significantly over the last few years.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 17, 2008; 3:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (111)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy  
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Final Presidential Debate Fact Check

Join the Fact Checker and Friends for live truth squadding of the final presidential debate from Hofstra University.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 15, 2008; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (321)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Economy, Live Fact Check, Social Issues  
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'Jobs, Baby, Jobs'

The Obama and McCain campaigns have provided widely different estimates about the cost of a new Obama job creation plan. The Fact Checker adjudicates.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 14, 2008; 5:44 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (87)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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Four Pinocchios for Palin

Sarah Palin claimed over the weekend that an Alaska legislative report cleared her of any "hint of any kind of unethical activity" on the Troopergate controversy. That is untrue.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 13, 2008; 12:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (664)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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