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Fact Checker: October 26, 2008 - November 1, 2008

Obama's Spending Cuts

Promises to cut government spending are pretty much worthless unless accompanied by convincing explanations of how precisely they will be implemented. Obama has failed this basic test.

By Web Politics Editor  | October 31, 2008; 7:39 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy  
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John McCain's 'Trick or Treat'?

The McCain camp has come up with a new villain to scare away votes from Barack Obama on the eve of Halloween: a professor of Middle East studies at Columbia University. Boo!

By Michael Dobbs  | October 30, 2008; 6:13 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (120)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch  
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Palin and the Maybe Pipeline

The McCain-Palin campaign talks about the "$40 billion" Alaska natural gas pipeline as if it is a done deal--when it does not even have a price tag.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 29, 2008; 6:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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John McCain and the Middle Class

Barack Obama claims that the McCain tax plan will do nothing for "100 million American families." Where does he get his figures from?

By Michael Dobbs  | October 28, 2008; 7:09 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (48)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Economy, Health  
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Obama's Redistribution 'Bombshell'

The McCain campaign is attempting to paint Barack Obama as a "Socialist" on the basis of a 2001 interview in which he spoke positively about "the redistribution of wealth." But the quotes have been somewhat garbled.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 27, 2008; 4:56 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (97)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Economy  
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