A Project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center

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.

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.

Kerry Exaggerates Role in Some Key Legislative Battles

John Kerry is fond of saying “I led the fight” on a lot of things. But reporters who cover Congress often gave others credit for the leading roles in some of those fights — with scant mention of Kerry.