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Bush A Military ‘Deserter?’ Calm Down, Michael

Michael Moore, the populist author and movie and TV producer, called Bush a “deserter.” The fact is Bush was honorably discharged without ever being officially accused of desertion or being away without official leave.

Was Wesley Clark a Republican?

He registered as an independent, says he voted for Nixon and Reagan, then for Clinton and Gore, later praised Bush but now criticizes him.

Even Opponents Call Iowa Anti-immigration Ad Factually Accurate

An ad running heavily in Iowa says meatpackers replaced Iowans with thousands of foreign workers and then cut wages “almost in half.” That claim is true, according to academics who studied the Iowa meatpacking industry. But the same academics disagree with the ad’s anti-immigration message and one called it “borderline racist.”

Gephardt ‘Enron’ Attack Misses the Mark

Dick Gephardt has been attacking Howard Dean for giving “huge tax breaks” to Enron. But Gephardt has failed to show that Enron got any special treatment.