Summary Romney launched another negative ad in Iowa this week, where the Republican presidential candidate has been battling the new front-runner, Huckabee. This time, Romney attacks Huckabee’s record on methamphetamine […]
Summary A new ad sponsored by a labor union PAC in support of Democratic presidential candidate Edwards implies that the closing of an Iowa Maytag factory and the loss of […]
Q: Who was the last U.S. president to own slaves?
A: Zachary Taylor owned slaves while in office. U.S. Grant owned a slave he freed in 1859, long before becoming president.
Q: Do members of Congress pay Social Security taxes?
A: Yes, ever since 1984.
Q: What is an enemy combatant?
A: "Enemy combatant" is shorthand for people who are fighting unlawfully. But no one is quite sure exactly what that means.
Summary An ad by Romney strains the facts in attempting to portray a stark contrast between him and Huckabee. The ad says both Romney and Huckabee are "pro-life," which is […]
Summary In the final Democratic debate in Iowa, we found: Richardson claimed “enormous progress” in New Mexico education, when in fact the state’s eighth-grade reading scores have slipped and remain […]
Summary In the Dec. 12 Republican presidential debate in Des Moines: Arizona Sen. John McCain promised to make the U.S. “oil independent” within five years, a goal experts say can’t […]
Q: Did President Bush call the Constitution a "goddamned piece of paper"?
A: Extremely unlikely. The Web site that reported those words has a history of quoting phony sources and retracting bogus stories.
Summary The Republican presidential candidates met Sunday evening in Florida for a forum hosted by the Spanish-language media company Univision Communications. We found a few missteps in what the candidates […]