Q: Is it true that there are bills in Congress that would exempt members and their staffs and families from buying into “Obamacare”?
A: No. Congress members and staffers will be required to buy insurance through the exchanges on Jan. 1. But reportedly there is concern about whether federal contributions to premiums can continue without a change.
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Summary Obama says his health care plan will garner large savings – $120 billion a year, or $2,500 per family – with more than half coming from the use of electronic health records. And he says he’ll make that happen in his first term. We find his statements to be …
Q: Has Obama’s birth certificate been disclosed? A: Yes. His campaign made a copy public after speculation by conservative bloggers that he might not be a "natural-born citizen."
Q: Is it true John McCain voted with George Bush 95 percent of the time? A: Yes, it’s true, according to Congressional Quarterly’s assessment of McCain’s voting record.
Q: Do the poor drive farther than the rich, as McCain claims? A: No. McCain is wrong when he claims repeatedly that low-income people drive more. In fact, the affluent drive twice as many miles.
Q: Is a letter from an anonymous teacher about illegal immigrants getting school grants true? A: No. It cobbles together misleading statements to give the impression that illegal immigrants are receiving perks from taxpayers, when, in fact, they are not.
Summary John McCain is attacking Barack Obama’s opposition to the Kyl-Lieberman amendment, which (among other things) called for labeling Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization. McCain claims that Obama’s opposition means that he also opposed calling the IRGC terrorists. We find otherwise. Obama cosponsored an earlier bill …
Summary McCain was asked by a New Orleans reporter why he voted twice against an independent commission to investigate the government’s failings before and after Hurricane Katrina, and he incorrectly stated that he had "voted for every investigation." McCain actually voted twice, in 2005 and 2006, to defeat a …
Q: Did Clinton win the popular vote? A: Obama won more votes unless you count Michigan, where he wasn’t on the ballot.
Q: Did Obama write that he would "stand with the Muslims" and that he nurses a "pervasive sense of grievance and animosity" toward whites? A: No. A widely circulated e-mail fabricates some quotes from Obama’s books and twists others.