It will take months to get the full story, but meanwhile here are some of the key facts about what happened and when officials acted.
Is Bush to Blame for New Orleans Flooding?
He did slash funding for levee projects. But the Army Corps of Engineers says Katrina was just too strong.
A Half-true Attack on McCain
The anti-tax Club for Growth runs an ad in New Hampshire claiming McCain would “keep the death tax.” Actually, McCain favors a big reduction.
NARAL Round 2: No Distortion Here
The abortion-rights group’s latest ad takes issue with Judge Roberts on whether the Constitution contains a right to privacy.
NARAL Falsely Accuses Supreme Court Nominee Roberts
Attack ad says he supported an abortion-clinic bomber and excused violence. In fact, Roberts called clinic bombers “criminals” who should be prosecuted fully.
Here We Go Again: Distorted TV Ads For Campaign 2006
The Republican party attacks Sen. Byrd and he responds. Both use misleading material.
The Wilson-Plame-Novak-Rove Blame Game
Both sides twist and hype the case of a CIA agent’s leaked identity. We document what’s known so far.
Senators from both sides make false claims about Roe v. Wade.
A $100 Million Court Fight?
Groups launch new ads only hours after Supreme Court vacancy announced. Each side portrays the other as extreme, even before a nominee is named.
Bush’s Iraq Speech: Long On Assertion, Short On Facts
Bush says “progress is uneven” in Iraq, but accentuates positive evidence and mostly ignores the negative.