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Fact Checker: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011

Playing games with CBO testimony on jobs and the health-care law

House Republicans are twisting beyond recognition a comment by the CBO director to claim the Obama health care bill will destroy jobs.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 11, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Economy, Health  
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Michele Bachmann's fuzzy tax math at CPAC

Rep. Michele Bachmann offered a tax lesson at the CPAC conference. But her math needed work.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 11, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Michele Bachmann, Taxes  
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Follow the Egyptian money

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton suggests the administration has been strongly committed to funding civil society groups in Egypt. But the administration's budget numbers tell a different story

By Glenn Kessler  | February 10, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Hillary Clinton, Middle East  
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Rumsfeld's flight of fancy on Iraq

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld claims that Saddam Hussein kicked out weapons inspectors for the "second or third or fourth time" before the Iraq invasion. He's not even close.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 9, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Iraq  
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Obama's unsubstantiated boosterism

President Obama says the United States is number one for productivity, university education and market freedom. Not quite right.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 8, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Barack Obama, Economy  
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Huckabee of Judea

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee thinks Arabs should give up land to create a Palestinian state. How realistic is this idea?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 7, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  Middle East, Mike Huckabee, Panders  
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