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Defining Enemy Combatant

Q: What is an enemy combatant?
A: “Enemy combatant” is shorthand for people who are fighting unlawfully. But no one is quite sure exactly what that means.

Romney on Huckabee

His ad strains to create black-and-white contrasts from blurry shades of gray.

Republicans Debate in Iowa

More exaggerations and misstatements in the final GOP debate before the Iowa caucuses.

Bush: The Constitution a ‘Goddamned Piece of Paper’?

Q: Did President Bush call the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper”?
A: Extremely unlikely. The Web site that reported those words has a history of quoting phony sources and retracting bogus stories.

The Sanctuary Spat

The Giuliani campaign says his immigration policy in New York wasn’t like that of other cities. That’s not true.

The Right to Lobby

Q: Are lobbyists justified in a democracy?
A: The Constitution guarantees the right to petition government.