In Speech and Debate Check, FlackCheck.org synopsizes conclusions reached by FactCheck.org – and occasionally by Cal Woodward of the AP, Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post and the PolitiFact team – about speeches and addresses made by elected officials.

Coburn on Federal Spending

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FlackCheck.org offers a fact check of Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R., Okla.) claim that federal spending has doubled in 11 years.
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Duncan on Teachers’ Jobs

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FlackCheck.org features a fact check of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s claim about the number of teachers who could lose their jobs because of automatic spending cuts known as sequestration.
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Rand Paul on Federal Borrowing

Rand Paul Speech Check

FlackCheck.org offers a fact check of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s claim that the U.S. government is borrowing “$50,000 every second.” Paul gave the Tea Party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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Rand Paul on Phones for Poor

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FlackCheck.org features a fact check of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul’s suggestion that the Obama administration instituted a program to give free cell phones to the poor. Paul offered the Tea Party’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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Rubio on Affordable Care Act

Marco Rubio Speech Check

FlackCheck.org showcases a fact check of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s claim that the Affordable Care Act is causing people to lose their health insurance. Rubio gave the official Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address.
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Obama on Gas Mileage

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FlackCheck.org offers a fact check of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union claim that “we have doubled the distance our cars will go on a gallon of gas.”
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Obama on Slowing Growth of Health Care Costs

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FlackCheck.org highlights a fact check of President Obama’s 2013 “State of the Union” claim regarding the Affordable Care Act and health care costs.
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Obama on Manufacturing Jobs

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FlackCheck.org features a FactCheck.org analysis of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union claim regarding manufacturing jobs in the last three years.
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Obama on $2.5 Trillion Deficit Reduction

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FlackCheck.org highlights a fact check of President Obama’s 2013 State of the Union claim that “both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion.”
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McConnell on Comparing Debt of U.S. and Greece

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FlackCheck.org showcases a fact check of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s repeated comparison of the U.S. debt with that of Greece.
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