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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.
“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.
The AP’s Jim Drinkard on Gov. Romney’s repeated claim that President Obama has apologized for America to the world.
“Washington Post” Fact Checker Glenn Kessler on Republican claims regarding President Obama’s plan for Medicare spending.
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.”
Politifact’s Bill Adair reprises factchecking of Romney campaign attack on Obama administration’s waiver of some requirements in welfare reform act.
Politifact’s Bill Adair discusses one of President Obama and the Democrats’ claims regarding Gov. Romney’s position on Medicare.
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.
FactCheck.org’s Brooks Jackson discusses claims regarding gas prices and the Keystone XL pipeline.
Brooks Jackson on claims made in President Obama’s “Life of Julia” slide show.