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'Obama phones'? No, they've been around for years

By Catharine Richert
Published on Wednesday, October 28th, 2009 at 6:58 p.m.

The latest chain e-mail to land in our in box says a new program gives free phones to welfare recipients . But we found the e-mail was glossing over some key details — such as the fact that the program has been around for many years. We rated the claim Barely True.

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