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A source is a source, of course, of course

Senator Harry Reid’s office recently published a bit of fiction that claimed “in the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered; 82 blocked under President Obama, 86 blocked under all other presidents.” PolitiFact produced an opinion … Continue reading

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By their own standards

Politifact recently passed judgment on a statement by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT): “One out of four corporations doesn’t pay a nickel in taxes.” This statement refers to the fact that approximately three out of four corporations pay federal income taxes … Continue reading

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Jeepers

PolitiFact and Glenn Kessler have a joined the chorus of voices taking the Romney campaign to task for an that criticizes Chrysler for shifting Jeep production to China. PolitiFact and Kessler disparage the ad. Both rely, in part, on the following statement from Chrysler’s … Continue reading

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Tax evasion

PolitiFact recently fact checked the following statement: “Win Olympic Gold, Pay the IRS: U.S. Olympic medal winners will owe up to $9,000 to the IRS.” The statement is the subtitle of an article by Americans for Tax Reform (ATR). PolitiFact … Continue reading

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Without Our Complements

PolitiFact reviewed a statement from an Obama campaign ad that said “Mitt Romney’s companies were pioneers in outsourcing U.S. jobs to low-wage countries.” In their ruling PolitiFact stated: “We find little evidence that the particular firms were ‘pioneers in outsourcing.’” … Continue reading

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Fail

PolitiFact analyzed the following statement by Robert Gibbs: “Nobody knows why [Mitt Romney] has a corporation in Bermuda, why he failed to disclose that on seven different financial disclosures.” After introducing the issue, PolitiFact commended two articles: “Reporting by the Associated Press and … Continue reading

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Holy Misrepresentation, Batman!

There has been recent discussion about the homophonic relationship between Mitt Romney’s company, Bain, and the villain of The Dark Knight Rises, Bane. Recent musings on that subject by Rush Limbaugh earned a “Pants on Fire” rating from PolitiFact. They … Continue reading

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