Campaign says Internet ad is to ‘set the record straight.’ But it contains some distortions.
Stories by Brooks Jackson
Biggest Deficit in History? Yes and No
Kerry said Feb. 26 that Bush’s budget deficit is “the largest in history.” But by the most important measure that’s not quite true. Half a trillion dollars is the most ever, but several others have been worse relative to the size of the economy.
Did Kerry Oppose Tanks & Planes? Not Lately
Kerry voted often against nuclear missiles and bombers in the ’90s, but GOP claims that he opposed a long list of conventional weapons are overblown.
Here We Go Again: Bush Exaggerates Tax Cuts
The President can’t keep his figures straight. And most people are getting less than he implies.
Funding for Veterans Up 27%, But Democrats Call It A Cut
Money for veterans goes up faster under Bush than under Clinton, yet Kerry accuses Bush of an unpatriotic breach of faith.
Bush’s Misleading Attack Video
Internet attack ad says Kerry got most “special interest money” of any senator. He didn’t. And Bush got lots more.
New Evidence Supports Bush Military Service (Mostly)
Newly released records reflect payments and credits for Air National Guard service meeting minimum requirements, despite a six-month gap.
Defending Spending? Bush’s Blooper
The President wrongly claimed he cut the growth of discretionary spending. Reality: the growth rate multiplied.
Oops! Clark Falsely Accuses Kerry & Edwards on Taxes
The General says he can’t understand why they voted for Bush tax cuts. Well, they didn’t.
Are Candidates Swearing Off ‘Attack Ads?’ Maybe This Reform is Working.
Where are all the nasty, personal, negative TV spots?