All stories featuring John McCain

Off key in Music City

McCain and Obama tangle in Nashville. We check their claims and find some truth . . . and some stretching.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, October 7th, 2008 at 11:55 p.m.

Campaigns dig into the archives to attack

The race is tight and the campaigns are digging deeper for the dirt.

By Robert Farley, Alexander Lane :: Published on Monday, October 6th, 2008 at 08:03 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on energy

In our latest installment of our series on key issues, we distill the candidates' positions and examine our key rulings.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, October 3rd, 2008 at 02:45 p.m.

Economic barrage

In new TV ads, McCain and Obama make claims about taxes and Fannie Mae. We find they're both exaggerating.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008 at 06:52 p.m.

McCain's Spanish dancing

At the first debate, Obama said McCain had balked at meeting with the Spanish prime minister and wasn't sure if Spain was a U.S. ally. We sort out the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Monday, September 29th, 2008 at 07:03 p.m.

Friday night fight

McCain and Obama spar at Ole Miss in their first debate. We check their facts and find a few blunders.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 12:14 a.m.

Sorting out the truth on Iraq

This is Part 2 of our series on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. This time, Iraq.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at 05:42 p.m.

Obama's executive pay misfire

Obama takes a swing at McCain while attacking high executive pay. But he misses.

By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Thursday, September 25th, 2008 at 06:10 p.m.

Facts in Bermuda vacation ad do the job

Obama's latest attack: John McCain went to Bermuda, said nice things, received donations. Check, check, check.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 24th, 2008 at 06:39 p.m.

Bridge too far on the Bridge to Nowhere

The famous Bridge to Nowhere is still a hot issue, but now it's being used as a weapon (though not very plausibly) against Obama.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008 at 04:54 p.m.

Sorting out the truth on taxes

Between now and Election Day, we plan to focus on key issues of the presidential election. We'll distill the candidates' positions and examine key rulings. First up: taxes.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 19th, 2008 at 04:48 p.m.

McCain's 'warning' on Fannie & Freddie

McCain spoke up after a widely read report drew attention to chicanery at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but it's a huge stretch to suggest he could have somehow averted the current crisis.

By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 at 05:23 p.m.

McCain's pork project

McCain hammers at this point of distinction: he hates pork-barrel spending, Obama revels in it.

By Shawn Zeller :: Published on Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 at 05:27 p.m.

Sarah in the spotlight

We fact-check statements from Sarah Palin's first major news interview since being named the vice presidential nominee of the Republican Party.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, September 12th, 2008 at 07:14 p.m.

Kindergarten Sex Ed? Hardly

A McCain ad says Obama wants "comprehensive" sex ed for kindergartners. No, he doesn't.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, September 11th, 2008 at 11:15 a.m.

Lipstick, pigs and pit bulls

The McCain campaign seized on Obama's use of an old metaphor to say he said something he didn't.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 10th, 2008 at 06:33 p.m.

The bridge barrage

We sort out the claims and exaggerations about Palin's actions on the Bridge to Nowhere.

By Bill Adair, Robert Farley :: Published on Monday, September 8th, 2008 at 06:25 p.m.

McCain's big night

In a St. Paul hockey arena, John McCain accepts the Republican nomination. We check his facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Friday, September 5th, 2008 at 12:06 a.m.

FACT SHEET: Are you experienced?

We look at the four nominees for president and vice president and count up their experience.  

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 06:07 p.m.

Getting fired up in St. Paul

After losing a day because of Hurricane Gustav, Republicans — and their new ally Joe Lieberman — try to make up for lost time with lots of praise of John McCain and a few digs at Barack Obama. We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 11:25 p.m.

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