A few weeks ago, we wrote about the pervasive rumor that Sarah Palin, when she was mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, made women pay for their own forensic testing when reporting […]
Summary McCain and Obama debated for the second time, in Nashville. We noted some misleading statements and mangled facts: McCain proposed to write down the amount owed by over-mortgaged homeowners […]
Summary On the eve of their second presidential debate, McCain and Obama released TV ads accusing one another of untruthful attacks. Both are essentially accurate, though each tells only half […]
It’s finger-pointing time again, with each candidates blaming the other for the financial crisis. McCain called Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac the “catalyst” for the crisis and blamed Obama for […]
Summary A McCain-Palin ad calls Obama "dishonorable," while distorting his words and votes on troop funding. It accuses him of saying "our troops in Afghanistan" are just bombing villages and […]
Q: How long have Obama and McCain been in Congress?
A: Obama has been in the U.S. Senate since January 2005. McCain joined the House in Jan. 1983 and the Senate four years later. A chain e-mail that purports to show their time in Congress give a bogus comparison.
Biden said that McCain wrote in a magazine article that he wanted to do for the health care industry what deregulation had done for Wall Street. That’s taking McCain’s words […]
Summary An Obama-Biden TV ad once again twists McCain’s position on Social Security. It claims he backed a "plan to risk your Social Security in the stock market." In fact, […]
It wasn’t exactly in a favorable light, per se. On NPR’s “Morning Edition” today, anchor Steve Inskeep asked Sen. John McCain about balancing honor and winning in a campaign that […]
Summary A MoveOn.org Political Action ad plays the partisan blame game with the economic crisis, charging that John McCain’s friend and former economic adviser Phil Gramm “stripped safeguards that would […]