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Fact Checker Archive: Web Watch

John McCain's Birthplace

Some bloggers are challenging John McCain's claim that he was born inside the Panama Canal Zone. But a review of the archival record substantiates the senator's account.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 20, 2008; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, History, Web Watch  
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Bush's Brain on Bush's Heart

Karl Rove says that his former boss is not "the most unpopular" president in history. The Fact Checker subtracts a Pinocchio.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 12, 2008; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (26)
Categories:  2 Pinocchios, History, Web Watch  
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How Unpopular Is George Bush?

Karl Rove is contesting claims that George W. Bush is the "most unpopular president" in history. The Fact Checker looks at the polls.

By Michael Dobbs  | May 8, 2008; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  History, Verdict Pending, Web Watch  
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Obama Nabbed by the Patriot Police

Viral e-mails have become a new hazard for presidential candidates in the Internet Age. Barack Obama is a favorite target. The Fact Checker follows the electronic trail.

By Michael Dobbs  | November 2, 2007; 6:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (148)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, Barack Obama, Candidate Record, Web Watch  
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Newspaper Cures Skin Rash

In a Wiki-world, you can't always believe what you read.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  | September 25, 2007; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  4 Pinocchios, History, Web Watch  
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