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Fact Checker: February 13, 2011 - February 19, 2011

Raymond Davis: Our man in Pakistan

President Obama called the U.S. embassy employee suspected of killing two people in Pakistan is a "diplomat" who enjoys diplomatic immunity. Is he right?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 18, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (45)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Other Foreign Policy, Verdict Pending  
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Obama's misleading language on debt reduction in the 2012 budget

President Obama claimed his budget "will not be adding more to the national debt." That's only true if you exclude hundreds of billions of dollars in interest expenses.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 17, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Economy  
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Ryan's claims of trillions in new spending in the 2012 federal budget

House Republicans claim that Obama is adding $8.7 trillion in new spending in his budget. The Fact Checker examines the data -- and finds them wanting.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 16, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (73)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Economy, Paul Ryan  
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The budget battle of 2011: Deja vu all over again

President Obama's 2012 budget looks a lot like Bill Clinton's 1996 budget. And so does the coming budget battle.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 14, 2011; 4:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, issue context  
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Romney's haunting job loss claims at CPAC

Mitt Romney claims that no president has seen greater job loss than Barack Obama. Is his data based on facts?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 14, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (70)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Economy, Mitt Romney  
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