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Lawrence O'Donnell claim about GI Bill/welfare fueled No. 3 fact check of 2012

A promotional spot for Lawrence O'Donnell's MSNBC program stirred our interest after O'Donnell said critics likened the original GI Bill to welfare. Our plunge into post-war history led to a fact check that ranked high among the year's reader favorites.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 06:00 a.m.

Mailbag: "Do you even check your own facts?"

Our checks of claims by Lamar Smith and Lawrence O'Donnell drew emails from readers. Let's sample the mailbag.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 at 08:38 a.m.

MSNBC host O'Donnell mostly wrong on GI Bill being called welfare

In a much-aired advertisement, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell forcefully says critics called the GI Bill welfare. That’s not quite so.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 03:02 p.m.

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