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"Senator McCain would pay for part of his (health care) plan by making drastic cuts in Medicare — $882-billion worth."

"AIG executives ... (took) a junket for over $400,000. Twice."

Obama "voted for ... $3-million for an overhead projector at a planetarium in Chicago."

"Senator Obama has voted 94 times to either increase your taxes or against tax cuts."

Sen. McCain's tax plan provides "virtually nothing to the middle class."

"Under Barack Obama's plan, the government would spend $1-trillion more."

Says McCain "voted to let governments charge rape victims" for forensic exams.

 "I introduced a bill that would’ve helped stop the multimillion-dollar bonus packages that CEOs grab on their way out.. (McCain) opposed that idea."

John McCain would "reduce oversight of health insurance."

On whether the government should bail out insurance giant AIG.

Recent stories from Adriel Bettelheim
Obama'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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