Sen. Barack Obama has said several times that he has proposed cuts that pay for “every dime” of his spending proposals, a claim we’ve called “misleading.” The nonpartisan Tax Policy […]
Presidential Election 2008
With a handful of days to go before Election Day, the Republican Federal Committee of Pennsylvania is going after Sen. Barack Obama with a mailer that claims the presidential nominee […]
The Obama-Biden campaign has released an ad as part of its “closing argument” to the American people. But we have a few factual objections to raise. The ad is called […]
The McCain-Palin campaign released a new ad called “Promise,” which the campaign says will air nationally. But it contains a whopper we’ve addressed a few times: The ad claims Sen. […]
Summary The Democratic National Committee has produced two TV ads against McCain, hoping to soften him up while the party figures out who its own presidential nominee will be. One […]
Summary In their most recent TV ads Clinton and Obama attempt to convince Pennsylvania voters that the other is financed by lobbyists and special interests. Both ads miss the mark. […]
Summary Clinton and Obama both strained the facts at times during their debate in Philadelphia. Clinton said "people died" in 1970s bombings by a radical group of which an Obama […]
Q: Is it legal for candidates to raise funds overseas for a presidential race?
A: Yes, but they can’t legally accept donations from individuals who are neither U.S. citizens nor permanent U.S. residents.
Summary The Republican presidential candidates debated – and sounded some more false notes: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney falsely claimed U.S. job growth had been nearly 17 times faster than […]
Summary Ten Republican candidates for president debated at the Reagan Library in California, the first GOP debate of the 2008 campaign. Here and there we found stumbles, spin and exaggerations, […]