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Fact Checker: February 20, 2011 - February 26, 2011

Lessons from the great government shutdown of 1995-1996

The 1995-1996 government shutdown was a traumatic defeat for Republicans. What lessons can the party's lawmakers learn from history?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 25, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (50)
Categories:  Economy, issue context  
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Harry Reid's illusory $41 billion in budget cuts

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claims Democrats have already cut $41 billion from the 2011 budget. Is he right?

By Glenn Kessler  | February 24, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Economy, Harry Reid  
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Obama's 'Apology Tour'

GOP presidential candidates say that President Obama keeps apologizing for America and does not value American greatness. But the evidence is slim.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 22, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (167)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Other Foreign Policy, Tim Pawlenty  
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A guide to gimmicks in the fiscal 2012 budget

A guide to federal budget gimmicks--the rosy scenario, the magic asterisk and other favorites.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 21, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Economy, issue context  
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