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Fact Checker Archive: Gov Watch

What the President Didn't Know

Both Obama and McCain have pointed to JFK's handling of the Cuban missile crisis to emphasize their own readiness for the commander-in-chief position. But history has become confused with myth.

By Michael Dobbs  | June 23, 2008; 12:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (56)
Categories:  3 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Gov Watch, History  
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Golf-gate!

President Bush says he gave up golf following the August 2003 bomb attack on United Nations headquarters in Baghdad. But he was still swinging the club in September and October.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 15, 2008; 12:18 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gov Watch, History  
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The Fibs of 2007

Nominations are now open for the "Top Ten Fibs of 2007" and the "2007 Geppetto Award."

By Michael Dobbs  | December 24, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Candidate Watch, Education, Gov Watch, History, Iraq, Social Issues  
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The CIA's Biggest Bloopers

Has the CIA finally got it right on Iran? The Agency does not have a very good track record on weapons of mass destruction. The Fact Checker compiles a list of erroneous CIA predictions.

By Michael Dobbs  | December 5, 2007; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (34)
Categories:  Gov Watch  
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Is There a 'Cocaine Shortage'?

The White House drug czar says that there has been an "unprecedented disruption" to the cocaine market, but has failed to provide historical data to back up his claim.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 21, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Gov Watch, Health, Other Foreign Policy, Social Issues, Verdict Pending  
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Iraqi Civilian Deaths, Part II

Unscrambling Iraqi civilian casualty statistics. The Fact Checker awards Pinocchios to General David Petraeus, Hillary Clinton, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

By Michael Dobbs  | October 19, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (53)
Categories:  1 Pinocchio, Gov Watch, Iraq  
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Older Entries in This Category »

'Boots on the Ground' in Iraq, Washington Post editors , October 9, 2007
Counting Civilian Deaths in Iraq, washingtonpost.com Editors , October 1, 2007
 
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