Summary The three leading Democratic presidential candidates debated in Las Vegas and we noted the following: Clinton once again mischaracterized the 2005 energy bill, saying it had "enormous giveaways" to […]
Summary McCain is sending out a postcard mailing in South Carolina that is misleading on more than one point. It says that "Romney provided taxpayer-funded abortions," a distortion. Romney’s Massachusetts […]
Q: Does the person with the most money ALWAYS win the presidential nomination?
A: No. The biggest money-raisers are beaten fairly regularly. Just ask Howard Dean.
Q: Did Giuliani break the law using city funds while visiting his mistress?
A: No. Reporters who broke the story didn’t suggest he acted illegally.
Summary The ad Huckabee said he decided not to run has now appeared at least three times in Iowa anyway. It accuses Romney of being "dishonest" but shades the facts […]
Summary Romney says in a TV ad that the U.S. will see more change in the next 10 years "than in the last 10 centuries." More than since the Dark […]
Summary The year 2007 wasn’t a good one for political honesty. Though not even technically an election year, it provided a bumper crop of falsehoods and distortions nonetheless. Presidential candidates […]
Summary Romney’s latest ad attacks McCain in New Hampshire with false and misleading claims: It claims McCain "voted to allow illegals to collect Social Security." That’s untrue. Nobody who is […]
Q: Does a United States senator receive his full pay upon retiring?
A: No. A member of Congress can’t receive more than 80 percent of his or her final salary upon retirement, and the average is much less.
Q: Is the Supreme Court going to define "well regulated militia"?
A: Perhaps so. It is considering a gun-control case in which it might choose to rule on what the Second Amendment means.