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Playing the ref on Halliburton and the Iraq war

By Angie Drobnic Holan
Published on Wednesday, June 9th, 2010 at 4:55 p.m.

Arianna Huffington and Liz Cheney represent opposite ends of the ideological spectrum, so it's no suprise they took different  positions on any number of issues.

Huffington, though, asked PolitiFact to check the record when she and Cheney disagreed about the company Halliburton, which was a contractor on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig.

"Here's Halliburton, after it defrauded the American taxpayer (of) hundreds of millions of dollars is involved again," Huffington said of the company, referring to its record during the Iraq war.

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