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Social Security and Spanish Ads


We posted two new pieces on the main site today. The first looks at a common theme among Democratic congressional ads: the accusation that Republicans want to gamble away Social Security in risky private investments. We count 58 ads with such charges that have aired since Oct. 1. Read all about how they’re trying to mislead voters in our full story:

More Social Security Bunk

Our second article examines four Spanish-language ads from the presidential campaigns, the National Rifle Association and a new group calling itself Latinos 4 Reform. They’re all misleading, and they mainly repeat claims we’ve heard over and over and over — again in English:

Same Old Claims in Another Language