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IRS Agents, Health Care and Student Loans

In Episode 5 of our podcast, we look into Republican claims that the new health care law will require the IRS to hire 16,500 agents — and GOP Rep. Ron Paul’s assertion that they’d all be carrying guns. We also discuss health care ads from liberals and conservatives, and claims about the federal student loan program.

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For more on the stories discussed in this episode see:

IRS Expansion, March 30

More Health Care Ads?, March 22

And Here We Go: Attack Ad Cites Health Care Vote, March 23

Student Lenders’ Slippery Jobs Numbers, March 25


The FactCheck Radio podcast is a wrap-up of the latest political spin and deception, as uncovered by FactCheck.org. Hosts Viveca Novak and Lori Robertson give listeners the truth behind politicians’ claims and political advertising.