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.

Liberal Group Attacks Dean on Gun Control

A new liberal group is running a TV ad in Iowa attacking Howard Dean for his record on gun control. The ad says Dean was endorsed repeatedly by the National Rifle Association for governor of Vermont — which is true. Dean’s position has shifted a bit since then, however.