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Says Obama "exempted Congress and their staff from the full effect of the (health care) law."

"If you are born poor in America, we rank ninth or tenth in our citizens’ ability to climb up through that ladder and get themselves into the middle class."

"If Obamacare is fully implemented, 30 million people will still be without health insurance."

"The Social Security trust fund is sound. Without anything being done, it would function well into 2038; and even after that time with no changes, we could pay 80 percent of the benefits that people have earned."

"Women in Ohio earn on average 77 cents for every dollar earned by a man."

The national debt is "larger than our entire annual economy."

"Quite frankly, it was during the Bush years of spending, multiplied now by the Obama years that we have this mess."

"There are 3 million jobs that go vacant each month in this country."

Says each year approximately 30,000 people in the United States die as a result of gunfire, and about 80,000 people are wounded.  

"States have cumulatively cut over $1.8 billion from their mental health services between 2009 and 2011. This is the largest reduction in state mental health services in half a century."

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Twisting the truth on windmills, pensions and prostitutes

Both sides have used China as a villain in the 2012 campaign. We've put their claims to the Truth-O-Meter.

Tim Ryan targets China's trade practices

China may be on the other side of the globe from Ohio, but it plays a central role in the worldview of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, who regularly denounces its trade practices.

The Niles Democrat had another chance to vent recently when The House of Representatives passed a bill to overturn a court decision that interfered with federal government’s ability to impose countervailing duties on Chinese goods.

"Ohio has lost close to 100,000 jobs due to unfair trade practices by China," Ryan said.

We checked it out.

Invasive species claim sails onto our favorites list

Invasive species, like zebra mussels, round gobies and bloody red shrimp, have hitchhiked into the Great Lakes from foreign ports in the ballast water that ships take on for stability.

So we were surprised when Rep. Steve LaTourette commented  that the problem of invasive species in the Great Lakes today was due to ballast. We checked out the claim then. And now we've  picked it as one of our favorites for the year.

Pat Boone earns his first Pants on Fire

Yes, THAT Pat Boone! The singer is way off-tune in an Ohio campaign commercial that tries to scare seniors. Ain't that a shame?

Pat Boone earns his first Pants on Fire

Yes, THAT Pat Boone! The singer is way off-tune in an Ohio campaign commercial that tries to scare seniors. Ain't that a shame?

In interview, Cornyn revisits fact-checked statements

During a lengthy conversation with the Texas Tribune, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas touched on at least four claims previously run through the Truth-O-Meter.

Debate over Planned Parenthood funding moves to Florida

Planned Parenthood, a group that gets federal money to provide health services, has been a focal point of the Washington debate for several months. And now, the debate has filtered down to Tallahassee.

The Voter Guide: Seven key distortions of the campaign

After examining hundreds of claims in the 2010 campaign, we've seen some patterns in how candidates -- and outside groups -- have twisted the facts.

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