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Obama's 'Trillion Dollar' Spending Plan

The GOP says Obama will add to the deficit with a $1 trillion spending plan. It depends on who is doing the counting.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 1, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (55)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Economy  
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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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Obama's Fannie Mae 'Connection'

The McCain campaign is attempting to link Barack Obama to the mortgage crisis by claiming that he received advice on housing and mortgages from the former head of Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines. The evidence for the Obama-Raines link is pretty flimsy.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 19, 2008; 10:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1387)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Candidate Record  
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Spreading dirt on Palin--and Obama

Three pinocchios for a McCain campaign ad claiming that Barack Obama has "air-dropped a mini-army" of opposition researchers into Alaska in an attempt to "destroy" Sarah Palin.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 12, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (101)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama, Candidate Record  
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McCain attacks on education

John McCain says that Obama's only accomplishment in education policy is passing a sex education bill for kindergartners. That is a gross distortion.

By Michael Dobbs  | September 10, 2008; 12:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (184)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Barack Obama  
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John McClinton?

A new Romney ad depicts John McCain and Hillary Clinton as almost identical. We look at his facts.

By Michael Dobbs  | February 7, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, Ad Watch, Candidate Record  
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Partial Quote Alert!, Michael Dobbs , January 29, 2008
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