Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Summary In a Nov. 29 article we faulted former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for saying flatly that New York "was not a sanctuary city" for illegal aliens. We pointed out that the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service listed the city among 32 that followed "sanctuary policies" and placed it under …
Q: What about Ben & Jerry's chart saying 50% of federal spending is military? A: Not true. The real figure is 19.4%.
Q: Does the U.S. pay $1,800 a month to refugees? A: No. A false claim about Canada is being recycled in a bogus e-mail to "American taxpayers."
Q: Were Clinton’s policies responsible for the 1990s’ economic growth? A: He deserves part of the credit, but many factors were at work.
Q: Is it the "Democratic" Party or the "Democrat" Party? A: The proper term is "Democratic Party."
Q: Did Pelosi advocate taxing "windfall" stock profits at 100%? A: No. A widely circulated e-mail quoting her is a fraud.
Summary At the first all-radio debate of this election cycle, there were several factual faux pas by the Democrats at the table. Two candidates, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, were primarily responsible. Biden linked an $18-per-barrel increase in the price of oil to the Senate resolution declaring Iran’s Revolutionary Guard …