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Fact Checker Archive: 3 Pinocchios

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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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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Playing games with CBO testimony on jobs and the health-care law

House Republicans are twisting beyond recognition a comment by the CBO director to claim the Obama health care bill will destroy jobs.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 11, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (30)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Economy, Health  
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Michele Bachmann's fuzzy tax math at CPAC

Rep. Michele Bachmann offered a tax lesson at the CPAC conference. But her math needed work.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 11, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (58)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Michele Bachmann, Taxes  
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Harry Reid's imaginary $4 billion credit to the health-care law

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claims the new health care law has yielded $4 billion from health-care fraudsters. But he's wrong.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 2, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (69)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Harry Reid, Health  
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Small business and the health care repeal

The Obama administration is touting huge gains in health insurance coverage by small business firms. But a Kaiser Family Foundation survey touted by the SBA administrator doesn't say what she claims.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 19, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Health  
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Older Entries in This Category »

The battle over the health care bill , Glenn Kessler , January 13, 2011
John McCain and the Middle Class, Michael Dobbs , October 28, 2008
Just a Four-Letter Word?, Michael Dobbs , October 22, 2008
Obama Scares Seniors, Michael Dobbs , October 21, 2008
Fighting for Joe the Plumber, Michael Dobbs , October 20, 2008
McCain 'Works the Refs', Michael Dobbs , September 24, 2008
Read my lips...No new coal plants!, Michael Dobbs , September 24, 2008
NRA Misfires against Obama, Michael Dobbs , September 23, 2008
Obama misleads on Social Security, Michael Dobbs , September 22, 2008
Obama Confuses his Verb Tenses, Michael Dobbs , September 15, 2008
Spreading dirt on Palin--and Obama, Michael Dobbs , September 12, 2008
McCain attacks on education, Michael Dobbs , September 10, 2008
What the President Didn't Know, Michael Dobbs , June 23, 2008
Obama Reneges on Public Financing, Michael Dobbs , June 20, 2008
Was Obama ever a Muslim?, Michael Dobbs , June 13, 2008
Obama and Auschwitz, Part II, Michael Dobbs , May 28, 2008
Where in the world is Auschwitz?, Michael Dobbs , May 27, 2008
The Tuskegee Experiment, Part II, Michael Dobbs , May 9, 2008
Bill Shoots from the Hip, Michael Dobbs , April 11, 2008
Clinton stumbles on Ohio history, Michael Dobbs , March 5, 2008
McCain attacks Romney on Iraq, Michael Dobbs , January 28, 2008
Barack Obama's 'neighborhood', Michael Dobbs , January 18, 2008
Romney's 'Flip, Flop, Flip', Michael Dobbs , December 20, 2007
Pinocchios for Huckabee on Illegal Immigrants, Michael Dobbs , December 18, 2007
Obama Tells a Fib, Michael Dobbs , November 28, 2007
Aliens Support Clinton, Richardson, Michael Dobbs , November 6, 2007
Barbers for Dodd, Gorbie Endorses Rudy, Michael Dobbs , October 26, 2007
'Hillary Care' and 'Socialized Medicine', Michael Dobbs , October 24, 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
Romney and Abortion, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 21, 2007
General Betray Us?, Washington Post editors , September 20, 2007
Sam Brownback and Gay Marriage, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
Mike Gravel: Americans Are Getting Dumber, Michael Dobbs , September 19, 2007
 
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