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Fact Checker Archive: 4 Pinocchios

Michele Bachmann's 'bombshell' on a 'hidden' $105 billion

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) claims the Obama administration hid $105 billion in spending in the health care bill. She must have lost her reading glasses.

By Glenn Kessler  | March 9, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (266)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Health, Michele Bachmann  
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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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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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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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Rumsfeld's flight of fancy on Iraq

Former defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld claims that Saddam Hussein kicked out weapons inspectors for the "second or third or fourth time" before the Iraq invasion. He's not even close.

By Glenn Kessler  | February 9, 2011; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (108)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Iraq  
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Bachmann on slavery and the national debt

Rep. Michele Bachmann has trouble with both history and her math in her evolving stump speech.

By Glenn Kessler  | January 28, 2011; 4:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (21)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Michele Bachmann  
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Four Pinocchios for Palin, Michael Dobbs , October 13, 2008
Four Pinocchios for Biden's Tax Fabrication, Michael Dobbs , September 26, 2008
Weekend edition, Michael Dobbs , September 12, 2008
Barack Obama vs Lou Dobbs, Michael Dobbs , June 4, 2008
McCain's Fantasy War on Earmarks, Michael Dobbs , May 23, 2008
John McCain's Birthplace, Michael Dobbs , May 20, 2008
Pinocchios for John McCain, Michael Dobbs , February 29, 2008
Four Pinocchios for Romney on MLK, Michael Dobbs , December 23, 2007
A 'Superhighway' to Nowhere, Michael Dobbs , December 3, 2007
Four Pinocchios for Ron Paul, Michael Dobbs , November 16, 2007
Richardson: 'I Am the Greenest of Them All', Michael Dobbs , November 9, 2007
Four Pinocchios for Recidivist Rudy, Michael Dobbs , November 7, 2007
Obama Nabbed by the Patriot Police, Michael Dobbs , November 2, 2007
Rudy Wrong On Cancer Survival Chances, Michael Dobbs , October 30, 2007
Young Black Males Headed for Extinction?, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 3, 2007
Newspaper Cures Skin Rash, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 25, 2007
Thompson's Wars, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
Bin Laden: Rumsfeld Responsible For Vietnam War, washingtonpost.com Editors , September 19, 2007
 
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