The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Adriel Bettelheim
"Senator McCain would pay for part of his (health care) plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare — $882-billion worth."
Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago."
Says McCain "voted to let governments charge rape victims" for forensic exams.
Recent stories from Adriel BettelheimObama's executive pay misfire
Obama takes a swing at McCain while attacking high executive pay. But he misses.Eager to be ahead of the economy curve
Barack Obama wants voters to know he's been focused on economic woes all along, but he's taking credit for a plan that was mostly devised without him.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.Obama's muddle about the middle
The Obama campaign is exaggerating with its claim that McCain's tax plan offers nothing for the middle class.Immigration Rx or poison pill?
It's an issue the two candidates appear to agree on for the most part, but Obama and McCain have traded charges that the other sold out.Mix 'n match creditors with causes
We take apart popular notions on foreign debt and oil imports. Economists say the relationship is complicated.Escaping Bush's gravitational pull
An unpopular president and two candidates from the Senate create a host of strange-bedfellow problems in this presidential race.Obama, McCain misfire on vets benefits
The Obama and McCain campaigns exchanged fire on veterans issues, and neither struck the truth.Candidates get back to health
Sen. John McCain's new health care plan brings the issue back in focus for the presidential candidates. We check three new claims.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.
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