Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama are engaged in a battle on the validity of a March 2007 agreement to accept public financing — and its $84.1-million limit — for the general election.
By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Monday, March 3rd, 2008 at 07:55 p.m.
In November, the Republican National Committee oversimplified the cost of Sen. Hillary Clinton's policy proposals. Now, the RNC does a similarly overstated assessment of Sen. Barack Obama's plans.
In the Cleveland showdown between the Democrats, Obama and Clinton get fast and loose with the facts. We find Clinton is right about Obama's committee work but is wrong that he wants to bomb Pakistan.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 at 06:36 p.m.
Sen. Hillary Clinton has promoted her plan to address the foreclosure crisis with various freezes, but she sometimes leaves crucial details out of her public comments. Sen. Barack Obama, meanwhile, takes aim at the inflated rhetoric and misses.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 26th, 2008 at 06:06 p.m.
Barack Obama charges Hillary Clinton with flip-flopping on NAFTA. He repeats a false detail, while getting the big picture right.
The top Democrats offer competing visions of leadership, but their voting records are nearly identical.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Monday, February 25th, 2008 at 10:26 a.m.
The Democratic debate in Austin was a polite affair. But we found plenty of facts to check.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, February 22nd, 2008 at 03:00 p.m.
The New York senator often boasts of 35 years in politics. We do the math and find one of her claims is way off, but that her general point about political experience is largely accurate.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 at 03:49 p.m.
A chain e-mail says Clinton sympathized with the Black Panthers and interned for a law firm run by a Communist. The source? An article by Clinton adviser-turned-foe Dick Morris.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, February 15th, 2008 at 06:04 p.m.
When he was in the Illinois state senate, Barack Obama sometimes voted to block bills without formally opposing them, which has raised questions of political expedience.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 at 04:47 p.m.
Bill Clinton inaccurately defends his own statements from the campaign trail, while George W. Bush takes a questionable shot at Barack Obama.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, February 12th, 2008 at 04:56 p.m.
In a Virginia speech, Barack Obama said polls show he could beat John McCain by 6 points. We find he's right about the polls, but wrong about gas prices and he misstates what Hillary Clinton's said about a bankruptcy bill.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 11th, 2008 at 06:17 p.m.
Clinton has the endorsement of Jack Nicholson. McCain has Sylvester Stallone. Ron Paul is backed by a late-night radio personality named Waldo. We examine the endorsements of each candidate.
Obama's "present" votes on abortion in the Illinois senate become fodder for Clinton attacks.
In the final hours before Super Tuesday, the candidates traded charges on everything from the economy to political pork. We examined their claims and found they were largely correct.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, February 4th, 2008 at 07:25 p.m.
At the heart of a speech promoting his own candidacy, Obama charges that Clinton and McCain are too much alike at a time when Democrats need to present a clear distinction.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, February 1st, 2008 at 06:38 p.m.
We check out the latest on President Bush's economic stimulus package and where the candidates stand on economic issues.
By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 06:43 p.m.
The Democratic debate in Myrtle Beach featured sharp comments by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. We found Clinton continued to distort Obama's comments about Ronald Reagan, while other claims were closer to the truth.
By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008 at 07:10 p.m.
Hillary Clinton says the Pentagon is trying to take away the signing bonuses of soldiers who get wounded in combat and that she's part of an effort in Congress to end the practice. But her words are somewhat misleading.
By Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, January 21st, 2008 at 08:08 p.m.
A breakdown of the immigration issue, including candidate-by-candidate positions.
By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Tuesday, January 15th, 2008 at 06:11 p.m.
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