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Fact Checker Archive: Social Issues

Is Obama Guilty of 'Infanticide'?

Sarah Palin has accused Barack Obama of wanting to withhold medical treatment from children born alive as the result of bungled abortions. Obama says pro-lifers have "lied" about his record. The Fact Checker adjudicates.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 24, 2008; 4:47 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (119)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Health, Social Issues  
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Final Presidential Debate Fact Check

Join the Fact Checker and Friends for live truth squadding of the final presidential debate from Hofstra University.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 15, 2008; 8:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (321)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Economy, Live Fact Check, Social Issues  
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NRA Misfires against Obama

The National Rifle Association claims that Obama would like to take away the "guns and ammo" most commonly used by hunters, and impose a huge new tax on gun owners. Baloney.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 23, 2008; 10:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (151)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Social Issues  
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McCain forgets his own votes

John McCain says he supported "every investigation" into the New Orleans tragedy. But he twice voted against a Democratic proposal for a 9/11 style commission.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 5, 2008; 11:13 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (274)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Social Issues  
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Barack Obama vs Lou Dobbs

According to Barack Obama, Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh are partly responsible for a "doubling" of hate crimes against Latinos last year. His stats are all wrong.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 4, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (91)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Watch, Immigration, Social Issues  
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Obama vs Clinton

Both candidates made some factual errors, but no huge mistakes, in last night's Democratic debate from Austin, Texas.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 21, 2008; 10:51 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Other Foreign Policy, Social Issues  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Obama's voting record on abortion, Michael Dobbs , February 6, 2008
Who is the Champion Flip-flopper?, Michael Dobbs , February 5, 2008
Saint Anselm College Presidential Debates, Michael Dobbs , January 5, 2008
Edwards and 'special interests', Michael Dobbs , January 3, 2008
The Fibs of 2007, Michael Dobbs , December 24, 2007
Hillary Bakes Some Stats, Michael Dobbs , December 21, 2007
Romney's 'Flip, Flop, Flip', Michael Dobbs , December 20, 2007
True But False, Michael Dobbs , December 19, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Rudy Giuliani, Michael Dobbs , December 16, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Mike Huckabee, Michael Dobbs , December 15, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Barack Obama, Michael Dobbs , December 14, 2007
Most Revealing Fibs: Mitt Romney, Michael Dobbs , December 10, 2007
A 'Superhighway' to Nowhere, Michael Dobbs , December 3, 2007
Rudy the Crime Buster, Michael Dobbs , November 29, 2007
Pinocchios for Mitt and Rudy, Michael Dobbs , November 27, 2007
Is There a 'Cocaine Shortage'?, Michael Dobbs , November 21, 2007
Who is More 'Pro-Life': Fred or Mike?, Michael Dobbs , November 20, 2007
Rudy: 'I Am NOT Hillary', Michael Dobbs , October 23, 2007
The Mitt and Rudy Show, Part II, Michael Dobbs , October 15, 2007
Giuliani's "Twists and Turns" on Guns, Michael Dobbs , October 5, 2007
Young Black Males Headed for Extinction?, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 3, 2007
Romney and Abortion, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 21, 2007
Sam Brownback and Gay Marriage, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
 
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