Saturday, October 25th, 2014

All stories featuring Chris Dodd

Goodbye, Joe

PolitiFact bids farewell to Joe Biden, the only two-time winner of our coveted "Pants on Fire!" rating.

FACT SHEET: Who was in military?

They want to be commander in chief, but most of the presidential candidates have not served in the military. Our survey of their resumes finds that five of the 15 candidates have military experience.

Iowa nice

In the final Republican debate, Rudy Giuliani used some creative new math to exaggerate his record on adoptions, while Fred Thompson was on target about taxes.

FACT SHEET: Who has been to Iraq?

We surveyed the 16 candidates to find out which ones have visited Iraq since the start of the war in March 2003. As of December 2007, nine have. Here are our findings along with a brief synopsis of each candidate's position on the war, taken from their Web sites.

Obama zapped by lightning claim

The Democrats slugged it out in a Las Vegas debate. We found several claims were true, but Obama was wrong about the probability of lightning strikes vs. undocumented worker prosecutions and Richardson was way off about the popularity of Vice President Cheney and HMOs.

What's in a resume?

The candidates have been making boasts and attacking each other over who has the most experience. We check their math.

Barbers give Dodd a good cut

The barbers in the TV ads aren't real, but they're correct that Dodd was the prime sponsor of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Keeping it simple, sometimes wrong

The candidates from both parties want to distill the SCHIP debate into nuggets that satisfy their base voters.

Democrats race to oppose Iraq most

To stand out in the field of Iraq opponents, the Democratic candidates are angling to be first or best or most opposed.

Biden's Iraq plan detailed enough to draw praise - and critics

More than a year ago, the Delaware Democrat offered a plan on Iraq. But he's no longer the only one.

Dodd wants to be Kerry

The Connecticut senator likens his low poll numbers to John Kerry's four years ago. But the numbers don't match up.

Does Obama practice what he preaches?

The freshman senator calls for bipartisanship. But when he votes, it's nearly always with his party.

Dodd exaggerates influence on Iraq

Dodd says in a TV ad that he persuaded Clinton and Obama to support a March 2008 withdrawal from Iraq. But there's little evidence he was a factor in their decisions.