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Primary preview: Checking Santorum's college claim

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than a week away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.

By Robert Higgs, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 at 4:20 p.m.

Primary preview: Gingrich on size of U.S. oil resources

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than two weeks away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.

By Robert Higgs :: Published on Monday, February 27th, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.

Primary preview: Santorum on Romney, cap and trade

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than two weeks away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates.  

By Robert Higgs, Molly Moorhead :: Published on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Primary preview: Santorum on Freddie and Fannie

Super Tuesday, the multi-state primary day, is less than a month away. Ohio is one of the key states, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP candidates. Rick Santorum said recently that he warned in 2006 of a meltdown in the housing market. We took a look.

By Becky Bowers, Robert Higgs :: Published on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.

Primary preview: Checking Romney on unemployment

The multi-state primary day, Super Tuesday, is less than a month away. Ohio is one of the key states voting that day, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP presidential candidates. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said recently that newly elected President Obama told America that if Congress approved the stimulus plan he would hold unemployment below 8 percent. It's a common claim that voters are likely to hear again, so we looked into it.

By Robert Higgs, Molly Moorhead :: Published on Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 at 4:45 p.m.

John Boehner and the state of the economy

A persistent talking point used by House Speaker John Boehner and other Republicans is that President Barack Obama’s policies have actually made it worse. We took on the challenge of trying to gauge whether the economy is really worse today than when Obama took office.

By Tom Feran :: Published on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 1:15 p.m.

Primary preview: Checking Mitt Romney's voting claim

The multi-state primary day, Super Tuesday, is less than a month away. Ohio is one of the key states voting that day, so we're spotlighting statements from the GOP presidential candidates. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said recently he "never voted for a Democrat when there was a Republican on the ballot." We looked into it and found that's a matter of interpretation.

By Robert Higgs, Louis Jacobson :: Published on Thursday, February 9th, 2012 at 3:15 p.m.

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