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Fact Checker: February 27, 2011 - March 5, 2011

Democrats keep misleading on claimed budget 'cuts'

Democrats kept saying they have already made $51 billion in cuts in the budget. Saying it doesn't make it so.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 4, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (68)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Economy, Nancy Pelosi  
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Four pinocchios for the American public on the budget

Americans show an appalling lack of knowledge about how their government spends their tax dollars.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 3, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (143)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Economy, issue context  
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Huckabee's 'Kenya' clarification raises more questions

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's explanation for his claim that President Obama grew up in Kenya is raising more questions.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 2, 2011; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (135)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, issue context  
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Haley Barbour's Medicaid fantasy

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour paints a picture of Medicaid recipients driving around in high-class German cars. We find it highly dubious.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 2, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (117)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Haley Barbour, Health  
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Mitch Daniels's memory lapse on the budget surplus

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels says the budget surpluses at the start of the George W. Bush administration would have disappeared anyway, tax cut or no tax cut. He's forgotten what he said at the time.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 1, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Economy, Mitch Daniels  
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Huckabee's inflated national debt figures

Mike Huckabee is on the right track when talking about the national debt, but he jumped the gun on a key fact.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 28, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (20)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Economy, Mike Huckabee  
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