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Fact Checker Archive: Economy

Obama and the White House's 'halfway' fixation with the budget

The White House insists they have gone "halfway" to the GOP on budget cuts. We look at the White House argument and find it wanting.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 8, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (43)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Economy  
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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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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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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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Older Entries in This Category »

Harry Reid's illusory $41 billion in budget cuts, Glenn Kessler , February 24, 2011
A guide to gimmicks in the fiscal 2012 budget, Glenn Kessler , February 21, 2011
The budget battle of 2011: Deja vu all over again, Glenn Kessler , February 14, 2011
Romney's haunting job loss claims at CPAC, Glenn Kessler , February 14, 2011
Obama's unsubstantiated boosterism, Glenn Kessler , February 8, 2011
Fact Checking Ryan and Bachmann, Glenn Kessler , January 26, 2011
Is Obama bad for business?, Glenn Kessler , January 14, 2011
Obama's Spending Cuts, Web Politics Editor , October 31, 2008
Palin and the Maybe Pipeline, Michael Dobbs , October 29, 2008
John McCain and the Middle Class, Michael Dobbs , October 28, 2008
Obama's Redistribution 'Bombshell', Michael Dobbs , October 27, 2008
Fighting for Joe the Plumber, Michael Dobbs , October 20, 2008
Final Presidential Debate Fact Check, Michael Dobbs , October 15, 2008
'Jobs, Baby, Jobs', Michael Dobbs , October 14, 2008
Second Presidential Debate: Nashville, Michael Dobbs , October 7, 2008
Obama's 'Trillion Dollar' Spending Plan, Michael Dobbs , October 1, 2008
Four Pinocchios for Biden's Tax Fabrication, Michael Dobbs , September 26, 2008
Obama misleads on Social Security, Michael Dobbs , September 22, 2008
Did Obama author the stimulus package?, Michael Dobbs , September 18, 2008
Palin for Energy Czar!, Michael Dobbs , September 16, 2008
Sarah Palin and the Bridge to Nowhere, Michael Dobbs , September 9, 2008
McCain on equal pay, Michael Dobbs , July 11, 2008
McCain's Fantasy War on Earmarks, Michael Dobbs , May 23, 2008
Gas Tax Wars, Michael Dobbs , May 6, 2008
A holiday from gas prices?, Michael Dobbs , April 29, 2008
'NAFTA-gate', Part II, Michael Dobbs , March 4, 2008
Obama parses his words, Michael Dobbs , March 3, 2008
Feuding over NAFTA, Michael Dobbs , February 26, 2008
Who is the Champion Flip-flopper?, Michael Dobbs , February 5, 2008
Democratic Debate, Jan. 31, 2008, Michael Dobbs , January 31, 2008
Mitt pumps gas, Michael Dobbs , January 30, 2008
Record job growth under Huckabee?, Michael Dobbs , January 17, 2008
Mitt's Memory Lapse, Michael Dobbs , January 14, 2008
GOP Debate Myrtle beach, Michael Dobbs , January 10, 2008
Saint Anselm College Presidential Debates, Michael Dobbs , January 5, 2008
Huckabee's record on taxes, Michael Dobbs , January 2, 2008
Most Revealing Fibs: John McCain, Michael Dobbs , December 13, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: John Edwards, Michael Dobbs , December 11, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Mitt Romney, Michael Dobbs , December 10, 2007
The Fact Checker Fact Checks The Post, Michael Dobbs , December 7, 2007
Obama Tells a Fib, Michael Dobbs , November 28, 2007
Four Pinocchios for Ron Paul, Michael Dobbs , November 16, 2007
Ron Paul Faces $1.1 Trillion Budget Shortfall, Michael Dobbs , November 8, 2007
 
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