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Says Ohio budget item later signed into law by Gov. John Kasich requires women seeking an abortion to undergo a  "mandatory vaginal probe."

Says Gov. John Kasich implied that a portion of workers’ compensation rebates to employers "should be directed back to him in the form of campaign cash."

"Ohioans want an end to pay-to-play politics."

Accuses Ed FitzGerald of "pay-to-play and corruption politics."

Says that his transportation budget and Ohio Turnpike plan "would make sure we have lower tolls than we’ve had through the history of the turnpike."

Ohio Republicans made significant gains during [Chris McNulty’s] time at the ORP, including the extremely successful re-election of President Bush in Ohio."

Says he was the first local official to endorse Barack Obama

Says Ohio’s economic recovery "started in February 2010."

"In the past year alone, Ohio businesses have created more jobs than almost every other state in the country."

Says a poll shows that "without a name attached, Democrats are just one point behind" Gov. John Kasich.

Recent stories from Henry J. Gomez
Even in an age of fact checking, the whopper lives

Politicians of all parties have been bending the truth since the beginning of the republic.

The two previous presidential administrations are perhaps best known for lies or untruths -- see Lewinsky, Monica, and weapons of mass destruction. And even in this, another presidential election year, rare is the day when a candidate does not utter or repeat a claim that will be debunked by an independent truth squad.

Why do they do it?

Those who study politics and communications say the consequences appear to be minimal.

 

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