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Fact Checker: January 9, 2011 - January 15, 2011

Is Obama bad for business?

How valid are the charges that Obama has unleashed a torrent of regulation? We dig into the studies behind the numbers--and find them wanting.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 14, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Economy  
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The battle over the health care bill

Both sides in the health care debate are playing fast and loose with the facts regarding the Congressional Budget Office estimates of the health care bill.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 13, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (122)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Health, Ratings  
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Palin's use of 'blood libel' and Reagan comment in statement on Tucson shooting

Palin's use of the phrase "blood libel" has raised eyebrows. We explain the context of the phrase, and also of the quote she used by Ronald Reagan.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 12, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (252)
Categories:  Sarah Palin, issue context  
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Julian Assange's Fears of Guantanamo

Does Wikileaks founder Julian Assange have a "real risk" of ending up in Guantanamo? Doubtful.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 12, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Other Foreign Policy  
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Gunsights or surveyor symbols?

Military imagery has long been a staple of political rhetoric. But did Sarah Palin's map of targeted Democrats go too far--or are her defenders ignoring the obvious when they claim she did not put gunsights on her map?

By Glenn Kessler  | January 11, 2011; 6:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (267)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Sarah Palin  
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Welcome to the new Fact Checker

The Fact Checker is back! Veteran diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler will examine the truth behind the rhetoric.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 11, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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