Articles from April, 2008

McCain steps in on Wright

McCain chastises the North Carolina GOP for political ads that use the Rev. Jeremiah Wright; then McCain weighs in other Wright statements.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 4:17 p.m.

Capital gains taxes demystified

McCain gets it half right on capital gains taxes while debate moderators pin down Clinton and Obama on where they stand.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 29th, 2008 at 5:11 p.m.

A lesson in cherry-picking

Voting records make senators east targets for attack ads, and nobody knows it better than Sen. John McCain. The DNC is only doing what George W. Bush did back in 2000.

By Shawn Zeller :: Published on Monday, April 28th, 2008 at 7:31 p.m.

Wright not Clinton's spiritual adviser

The Rev. Wright was one of more than 100 religious leaders invited to a prayer breakfast at the White House in 1998, but there's no indication he provided the Clintons any spiritual counseling.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Friday, April 25th, 2008 at 6:53 p.m.

Gas taxes, on holiday

The RNC is right that Obama once supported a gas tax "holiday," but a video glosses over some key details.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Thursday, April 24th, 2008 at 6:01 p.m.

Focus on the facts

An e-mail by Focus on the Family uses some inaccurate information to paint a misleading portrait of Barack Obama.

By Robert Farley :: Published on Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008 at 4:28 p.m.

In Pa., 11th-hour attacks on health care

As the Pennsylvania primary looms, health care takes center stage in campaign ads

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Monday, April 21st, 2008 at 6:00 p.m.

Flag pin flap tarnishes Obama, journos

Small pin ignites larger controversies

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, April 18th, 2008 at 4:55 p.m.

Trying to be tough on Big Oil

Dueling ads from Obama and Clinton say their opponent is weak on Big Oil. We find some truth and exaggerations on both sides.

By Bill Adair, Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Thursday, April 17th, 2008 at 12:58 p.m.

Vanilla in Phila.

The Philly debate was a relatively tame affair, but it brought a new controversy into the campaign: Obama's ties to a former member of the Weather Underground. We check the facts.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 9:59 p.m.

McCain energy claim low on fuel

John McCain says energy prices would go down if the U.S. stopped filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. They might, but not by much.

By Wes Allison :: Published on Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 at 2:54 p.m.

Numbers game

If a candidate is off with a statistical claim, should they earn a False on the Truth-O-Meter?

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 5:58 p.m.

'Parallel public financing'? Only partly.

Small donors are a civic good, but they're not the whole picture when it comes to public campaign finance.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Tuesday, April 15th, 2008 at 5:38 p.m.

Obama's stretch on ethics reform

Obama claims he was the driving force on ethics reform. We find he was a player but not the quarterback.

By Adriel Bettelheim :: Published on Monday, April 14th, 2008 at 6:14 p.m.

Bill's Bosnia blunder

In defending his wife's mistakes about sniper fire in Bosnia, Bill Clinton makes a few of his own.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Friday, April 11th, 2008 at 12:54 p.m.

In the e-mail: MoveOn flames McCain

MoveOn e-mails out a 10-point attack on McCain. On domestic policy, its aim is good.

By Angie Drobnic Holan :: Published on Wednesday, April 9th, 2008 at 7:11 p.m.

Obama is the Antichrist? Puh-leeze!

The latest chain e-mail attack on Obama distorts the words in the Bible to suggest he is the Antichrist.

By Amy Hollyfield :: Published on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008 at 7:40 p.m.

The Iraq war, for $100 month

We find Obama is right about how much households pay for the war.

By Bill Adair :: Published on Tuesday, April 1st, 2008 at 1:46 p.m.

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