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Romney on Huckabee II

Romney attacks Huckabee again with false and misleading claims.

Not Working 4 Edwards

A labor group’s ad supporting Edwards misleads about plant closings.

Presidents Who Owned Slaves

Q: Who was the last U.S. president to own slaves?
A: Zachary Taylor owned slaves while in office. U.S. Grant owned a slave he freed in 1859, long before becoming president.

Defining Enemy Combatant

Q: What is an enemy combatant?
A: “Enemy combatant” is shorthand for people who are fighting unlawfully. But no one is quite sure exactly what that means.

Romney on Huckabee

His ad strains to create black-and-white contrasts from blurry shades of gray.

Republicans Debate in Iowa

More exaggerations and misstatements in the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.

Bush: The Constitution a ‘Goddamned Piece of Paper’?

Q: Did President Bush call the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper”?
A: Extremely unlikely. The Web site that reported those words has a history of quoting phony sources and retracting bogus stories.