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Edwards’ Empty Threat

John Edwards’ new ad says that when he’s in the Oval Office, he’ll tell Congress to act within six months to make sure all Americans have health insurance or “I’m going to use my power as president to take your health care away from you.” First he’s going to have to throw out the Constitution, though.

Tough Guy on Immigration?

Mitt Romney casts himself as tough on illegal immigration in a new ad in which he says that, as Massachusetts governor, “I authorized the State Police to enforce immigration laws.” He doesn’t mention that his order never took effect.

Dems Debating, the Sequel

Amid barbs on Iraq, there were exaggerations on energy, insurance and other issues in the second debate of candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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.