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Groundhog Friday

This week, we have an all-Trump-ticket edition of Groundhog Friday, our wrap-up of debunked claims that politicians keep repeating.

Misleading Attack on Strickland

Misleading Attack on Strickland

An ad from a super PAC attacking Democratic Senate candidate Ted Strickland in Ohio misleads on several counts.

Dean Wrong on Bush Tax Cut

Howard Dean got his facts wrong on two counts Sept. 4 during the Democratic candidates’ debate in New Mexico when he said most middle-class people never got a tax cut from George Bush, and when he implied that the average cut was only $100.

Edwards Ad Falsely Claims Taxes Have Increased

A TV ad called “Yours” began airing late September, in which Edwards speaks directly to camera to say “Washington ’s not working for you. …Millionaires’ taxes keep going down while yours go up.” It’s false.