A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

An Election-Year Virus

Debunked again and again, a false e-mail keeps circulating claiming members of Congress don’t pay Social Security taxes.

Misquoting Lincoln

Bush supporters falsely quote Lincoln as advocating arresting, exiling or hanging members of Congress who damage military morale in wartime.

New RNC Web Ad Blurs History

Another video on homeland security twists Democrats’ words and exaggerates “the Republican record.”

Democrats Ask, Do You Feel Safer?

A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad that appeared on the Internet this week attacks the record of “Bush and the GOP” on homeland security, but makes some factual stumbles.

RNC Ad Mischaracterizes Murtha

Web video edits his remarks. He did NOT say the US is a bigger threat to world peace than North Korea or Iran.