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Fact Checker: October 19, 2008 - October 25, 2008

Is Obama Guilty of 'Infanticide'?

Sarah Palin has accused Barack Obama of wanting to withhold medical treatment from children born alive as the result of bungled abortions. Obama says pro-lifers have "lied" about his record. The Fact Checker adjudicates.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 24, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Health, Social Issues  
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McCain, Obama, Biden, and JFK

The McCain camp has seized on an unguarded comment by Joe Biden to reintroduce the experience argument into the closing days of the presidential campaign. What do Obama and McCain have to learn from JFK and the Cuban missile crisis?

By Michael Dobbs  | October 23, 2008; 4:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, History  
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Just a Four-Letter Word?

John McCain has twisted the meaning of Obama quotes by the addition of a seemingly innocuous, four-letter word. The Illinois senator never said that William Ayers was "just" a guy in his neighborhood.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 22, 2008; 1:52 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (61)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Obama Scares Seniors

Barack Obama is trying to convince American retirees that their Medicare benefits will be slashed under a McCain administration. He is relying on some highly selective quotes.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 21, 2008; 2:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Health  
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Fighting for Joe the Plumber

John McCain claims that "Joe the Plumber" will end up subsidizing non-taxpayers under the Obama tax plan. It is a classic straw man argument.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 20, 2008; 4:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (72)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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