In a TV ad aimed at voters in Florida, Rudy Giuliani makes claims about cutting taxes, welfare reform and a national insurance fund. We find he's mostly right on two, but wrong on the other.
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A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.
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.
Our Top 10 Truth-O-Meter rulings cover the Pledge of Allegiance, military shrinkage and crime linkage. We also examine whether God has a position on the Iowa caucuses.
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.
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.
Each of the candidates running for the Republican nomination for president claims to be a conservative. And each one is -- to a point.
Fred Thompson says Mike Huckabee raised lots of taxes in Arkansas. Huckabee responds that he cut taxes "almost 100 times." We find Thompson on solid ground but Huckabee stretching the truth.
The candidates have been making boasts and attacking each other over who has the most experience. We check their math.
Mitt Romney backs the Bush administration's key education accountability reforms, saying that high-stakes testing has worked wonders for his state.
Update: Fred Thompson has a mixed record on tort reform. He's opposed some bills because of his preference for states' rights, but supported others.
To counter his history in Hollywood and Washington, he tells of growing up in rural Tennessee.
The Republicans clashed on taxes, the economy and Iraq during a debate in Dearborn, Mich. They fumbled a few facts along the way.
Mitt Romney has consistently opposed gay marriage, but he changed positions on a constitutional amendment on civil unions.
He's consistently voted against giving the feds authority in state matters — even when it opposes conservative ideals.
He says more guns mean less crime. But the academic research is inconclusive.