At an event at the National Press Club sponsored by the Annenberg Public Policy Center on September 26, 2012, fact checkers Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post, Bill Adair of PolitiFact, Jim Drinkard of the Associated Press, and Brooks Jackson of FactCheck.org took a look at what deceptions to expect in the upcoming 2012 presidential debates.

Brooks Jackson on Obama manufacturing jobs

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FactCheck.org director Brooks Jackson on a repeat statement concerning the number of jobs produced during President Barack Obama’s first term.
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Glenn Kessler on $6,400 Medicare claims

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“Washington Post” Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on claims made by President Obama and Democrats regarding cuts to Medicare and Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposed budget.
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Jim Drinkard on “apologizing” for America

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The AP’s Jim Drinkard on Gov. Romney’s repeated claim that President Obama has apologized for America to the world.
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Glenn Kessler on $700 billion Medicare claims

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“Washington Post” Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Republican claims regarding President Obama’s plan for Medicare spending.
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Jim Drinkard on “money not being spent”

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The AP’s Jim Drinkard on President Obama’s repeated claim about money that the United States is “no longer spending” on war that could spent on “nation-building here at home.”
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Bill Adair on “gutting welfare”

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Politifact’s Bill Adair reprises factchecking of Romney campaign attack on Obama administration’s waiver of some requirements in welfare reform act.
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Bill Adair on “ending Medicare’s guarantee”

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Politifact’s Bill Adair discusses one of President Obama and the Democrats’ claims regarding Gov. Romney’s position on Medicare.
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Brooks Jackson on gasoline price claims

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FactCheck.org director Brooks Jackson on claims made by former Governor Mitt Romney about the price of gasoline doubling during Obama’s time as president.
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Brooks Jackson on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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FactCheck.org’s Brooks Jackson discusses claims regarding gas prices and the Keystone XL pipeline.
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Brooks Jackson on claims in Obama’s ‘Life of Julia’

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Brooks Jackson on claims made in President Obama’s “Life of Julia” slide show.
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